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Miller House

Miller House

Part of

People

  • Peter D. Eisenman, Architect (creator)
  • Peter D. Eisenman, Architect (architectural firm)
  • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

Title

Miller House

Dates of creation

1969-1971, 1974, predominant 1969-1971

Level of archival description

File 11

Extent and Medium

  • 251 drawings
  • 56 reprographic copies
  • 1 model
  • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project for the Miller House, Lakeville, Connecticut, a vacation and weekend house for Mr. Robert Miller constructed on a four and a half acre site on Wells Hill. Material in this file was produced between 1969 and 1971 and in 1974.

Documents include 149 conceptual sketches (DR1994:0131:001-149); site plans (DR1994:0131:189-191); unnumbered working drawings (DR1994:0131:216-222); documents comprising excerpts of Eisenman's text "To Adolf Loos and Berthold Brecht", the architect's statement about House III (DR1994:0131:226-230); and a working model for House III (DR1994:0131:231).

Conceptual drawings include plans, site plans, elevations, perspectives, and axonometrics - many black felt-tip pen and/or graphite on wove paper and many black felt-tip pen on tracing paper; and a manuscript - one pen and coloured ink on wove paper. Design development drawings include plans and site plans - mostly graphite on tracing vellum. Drawings for publication include axonometrics - many pen and black ink on wove paper; and a reprographic copy - one stat. Working drawings include plans, elevations, and details - all graphite on tracing vellum; and reprographic copies - one sepia print on vellum and one photocopy on mylar. Model includes one study model - beige paint on Fome-Cor. Notes include manuscripts - many black felt-tip pen on wove paper.

Reference Number

AP143.S4.D11

Location

Lakeville Connecticut United States

Language of material

Documents are in English.

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:001-040
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans, sketches, details, doodles, notes
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    40 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, coloured pencil, graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 21 cm sheet (largest): 30 x 23 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:041-080
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans, perspectives, elevations, sketches, notes
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    40 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite, coloured pencil on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 21 x 14 cm sheet (largest): 30 x 23 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:081-122
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans, sketches, details, doodles,
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    42 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite, coloured pencil on paper and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 21 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 31 x 29 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:123-135
    • Title: Plans, axonometrics, sketches,
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, coloured pencil on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 23 x 15 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 31 x 49 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:137-148
    • Title: Plans, axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil, ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 45 x 86 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:150-173
    • Title: Plans, sections, axonometrics, sketches, notes
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    24 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil, traces of ink on paper and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 23 x 30 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 61 x 56 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:174-188
    • Title: Plans, sketches, details
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 30 x 33 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 30 x 95 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:192-198
    • Title: Plans, sketches, perspective
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite with traces of ink and coloured pencil on translucent paper; reprographic copy with traces of coloured pencil and graphite

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 53 x 58 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 50 x 63 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:199-202
    • Title: Plans, elevation
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 74 x 107 cm sheet (largest): 92 x 112 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:203-215
    • Title: Axonometrics, views of axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper, ink on paper mounted on cardboard, photographs, some mounted on paper support

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 9 x 8 cm sheet (largest): 56 x 56 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:216-222
    • Title: Plans, details, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper with traces of ink and transfer type

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 98 x 92 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 103 x 92 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:223-225
    • Title: Plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, negative

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 43 x 43 cm sheet (largest): 91 x 114 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:226-230
    • Title: Correspondence, schedule, notes
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:232
    • Title: Sections, details, plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite with traces of ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 89 x 101 cm sheet (largest): 93 x 114 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:233:001
    • Title: Plans, sections, elevations, details
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    22 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with traces of ink, coloured pencil, transfer type, and graphite

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 37 x 70 cm sheet (largest): 93 x 116 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:233:002
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections, and details for additions and alterations
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 61 x 94 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:234
    • Title: Plans and elevations
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink with transfer type on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 46 x 46 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:235
    • Title: Plans, sections, evelations, details
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    39 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with traces of ink, graphite, and coloured pencil

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 93 x 80 cm sheet (largest): 93 x 115 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:136
    • Title: Site plan
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawing

    Technique and media:

    Ink over reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 36 x 22 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:149
    • Title: Perspective
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawing

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (irreg.): 30 x 58 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:189
    • Title: Site plan
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copy with traces of graphite

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 24 x 20 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:190
    • Title: Site plan
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 77 x 92 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:191
    • Title: Site plan
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper with translucent paper overlay

    Dimensions:

    sheet (irreg.): 80 x 78 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0131:231
    • Title: Model for Miller House
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Unknown (model maker)
    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • study model

    Technique and media:

    Paint on fome-cor (tm)

    Dimensions:

    model: 28 x 50 x 41 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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