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Biennale Bookshop

Biennale Bookshop

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People

  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • Tom Muirhead (creator)
  • Building Project St. Tec. Ass. (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
  • Tom Muirhead (architect)
  • Building Project St. Tec. Ass. (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Biennale Bookshop

Dates of creation

1989-1993

Level of archival description

File 91

Extent and Medium

  • 65 drawings
  • 2 reprographic copies
  • 2 ring binders
  • 1 set
  • 1 model
  • 1 photograph
  • 0.24 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 0.37 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project for a bookshop for the Biennale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy. The scheme, located in the Giardini di Castello, was designed by the office of James Stirling, Michael Wilford Associates in association with the architect Thomas Muirhead, and the firm Building Project. Material in this file was produced between 1989 and 1993.

File contains some early conceptual drawings, and several design development and presentation drawings. Photographic materials include views of Italian vernacular architecture by architect Norbert Heyers, views of the completed building by photographer Dida Biggi and of the presentation model by John Donat Photography. Textual documents include correspondence with Francesco Dal Co, director of La Biennale di Venezia, Settore Architettura in 1991, and reprographic copies of working drawings. File also contains a presentation model.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D91

Location

Venice Italy

Language of material

Documents are in English and Italian, with some in German.

Related units of description

  • File AP140.S2.SS4.D11 also includes information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D91.
  • Photographs AP140.S2.SS7.D1.P15 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D91.
  • File AP140.S2.SS3.D14 also includes information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D91.
  • Slides AP140.S2.SS7.D2.P8 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D91.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P1
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections, details, axonometrics and perspectives
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 set(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies annotated with graphite, ink and coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm sheet (largest): 42 x 60 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0363

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P2
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections and details, including for structure and roof
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    21 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copy, reprographic copies annotated with graphite

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 29 x 44 cm (11 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0364

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P3
    • Title: Rendered axonometrics for Biennale Bookshop building
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies enhanced with coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 40 x 36 cm (15 3/4 x 14 3/16 in.) sheet (largest): 41 x 40 cm (16 1/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Some of the drawings have been removed from exhibition mats in which they were originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P4
    • Title: Rendered plan, elevation and section
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies enhanced with coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 25 x 49 cm (9 13/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P5
    • Title: Site plans, floor plan, elevations and sections, some rendered, axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copies enhanced with coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 15 x 19 cm sheet (largest): 40 x 59 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P6
    • Title: Rendered axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies enhanced with coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 39 x 35 cm sheet (largest): 44 x 42 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Some of the drawings have been removed from exhibition mats in which they were originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P8
    • Title: Project presentation texts, site plans, plan, section and axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies mounted on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 119 x 85 cm (46 7/8 x 33 7/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0370

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P9
    • Title: Views of structure, building site and completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, negatives, transparencies

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,09 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P10
    • Title: Views of completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, chromogenic colour prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,03 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P11
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Negatives, transparencies

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P12
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P13
    • Title: Views of model
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P14
    • Title: Views of Italian vernacular architecture, of building site and of completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, chromogenic colour prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,05 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P15
    • Title: Views of completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,03 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P16
    • Title: No title
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 35 x 29 x 8 cm (13 3/4 x 11 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P17
    • Title: Reprographic copies of working drawings, specifications, binders of correspondence
    • Dates of creation: 1991
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    reprographic copies of working drawings, specifications, binders of correspondence, some relating to exhibition of Biennale Bookshop project at Fondazione A. Masieri in 1991 and to maintenance works for Biennale Bookshop building after James Stirling's death, some correspondence with Francesco Dal Co, director of La Biennale di Venezia, Settore Architettura in 1991, photographs of the Giardini di Castello site, clippings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,3 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P18
    • Title: Axonometrics, including for early alternative schemes for Biennale Bookshop, for publication purposes, some sketches
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    21 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, most with annotated translucent paper overlays

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 18 x 21 cm (7 1/16 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 22 x 30 cm (8 11/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0371

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P19
    • Title: Clippings
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P20
    • Title: No title
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 29 x 35 x 8 cm (11 7/16 x 13 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P21
    • Title: Correspondence, including account of Biennale Bookshop project by Tom Muirhead
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, including account of Biennale Bookshop project by Tom Muirhead, reprographic copies of working drawings, notes, minutes, clippings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,06 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P24
    • Title: Reprographic copies of presentation drawings for alternative schemes
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P7
    • Title: Biennale bookshop, Venice, Italy: site plan
    • Dates of creation: between 1989 and 1991
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
    • Tom Muirhead (architect)
    • Building Project St. Tec. Ass. (architectural firm)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil on reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 44,5 x 83,2 cm

    Physical Description:

    - This drawing was removed from the exhibition mat in which it was originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P22
    • Title: Biennale bookshop, Venice, Italy: presentation model
    • Dates of creation: 1989 - 1991
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Igor Silic (model maker)
    • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
    • Tom Muirhead (architect)
    • Building Project St. Tec. Ass. (architectural firm)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Technique and media:

    Wood and plastic

    Dimensions:

    model (largest, approx): 36,7 x 42,2 x 14,2 cm cover (largest): 15 x 44 x 16 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Model composed of a base and a cover.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P23
    • Title: View of completed building
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour print mounted on plastic

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 122 x 122 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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