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Miscellaneous and Unidentified Documents

Miscellaneous and Unidentified Documents

Part of

People

  • Peter Eisenman (architect)
  • Peter Eisenman (creator)
  • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

Title

Miscellaneous and Unidentified Documents

Dates of creation

1951-1978

Level of archival description

File 182

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 179 drawings
  • 10 CD-Rs
  • 3 DVDs
  • 1 model
  • 1 roll
  • 0.4 l.m. of textual records
  • digital files

Scope and Content

File documents miscellaneous unidentified architectural projects, including drawings, mostly conceptual sketches by Eisenman, for an unidentified large scale project, possibly housing, a public square and a skyscraper and also documents relating to potential projects that never advanced, including: Rutgers Baseball Stadiums, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2005) (#50507), a design proposal to help the university raise funds; OBBC, New York Botanical Garden; VW Artwagen (2005) (5200501 BBC), a request to design a Volkswagon; Police Bldg., the proposed conversion of the building into a residential apartment; Tulsa Arena (2004), preparation for the interview for a project that did not advance.

Reference Number

AP143.S4.D182

Location

Trento Italy

General note

  • Some material in this file has been processed at a preliminary level. Consult curator for further information.

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0159:001-038
    • Title: Skyscraper: Visual project documents
    • Dates of creation: 1951-1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (draughtsman)
    • Peter Eisenman (architect)
    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    - This group of conceptual sketches, mostly axonometrics on yellow tracing paper by Eisenman, are probably for a skyscraper project. The project and date have not been determined.

    Quantity / Object type:

    38 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 38 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets (range): 15,5 to 47,3 x 17,9 to 62 cm

    Drawing Type:

    • freehand drawings
    • sketches
    • thumbnail sketches

    Method of Projection:

    • sketch axonometric drawings
    • sketch elevations (drawings)
    • sketch plans (drawings)
    • sketch site plans

    Physical Description:

    drawings include mostly graphite, several black felt-tip pen, and several coloured pencil, most on yellow tracing paper and one on tracing paper

    Location:

    United States

    Subject:

    • architecture

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • skyscraper

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0161:001-006
    • Title: Public square: Visual project documents
    • Dates of creation: 1951-1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (draughtsman)
    • Peter Eisenman (architect)
    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    - This group of conceptual sketches by Eisenman are for a public square project located in front of an unidentified building (see site plan DR1994:0161:001). Eisenman's design for the square consists of two staircase-like cubes, reminiscent of the green and red staircases of House VI (DR1994:0161:005-006).

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets (range): 30,3 to 60,2 x 32,4 to 61,7 cm

    Drawing Type:

    • line drawing
    • mechanical drawing (tool-aided drawing)
    • freehand drawings
    • sketches

    Method of Projection:

    • sketch axonometric drawing
    • site plans
    • sketch site plan
    • sketch section

    Physical Description:

    drawings include mostly black felt-tip pen, one graphite, and one coloured pencil all on yellow tracing paper

    Location:

    United States

    Subject:

    • architecture
    • landscape architecture

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • square (open space)

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0163:001-003
    • Title: Conceptual axonometrics, possibly for housing
    • Dates of creation: 1951-1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (architect)
    • Peter Eisenman (draughtsman)
    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    - This group of conceptual axonometrics by Eisenman are for an unidentified large scale project, possibly housing.

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets (range): 21,7 to 28,1 x 21,7 to 28,1 cm

    Drawing Type:

    • freehand drawings
    • sketches

    Method of Projection:

    • sketch perspective drawings

    Physical Description:

    pen and black ink on wove paper

    Location:

    United States

    Subject:

    • architecture

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • building

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0165:001-132
    • Title: Visual and textual documents from the Office of Peter Eisenman
    • Dates of creation: 1951-1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (model maker)
    • Peter Eisenman (draughtsman)
    • Peter Eisenman (architect)
    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    - This group of visual and textual documents from the office of Peter Eisenman includes miscellaneous unidentified drawings, mostly conceptual sketches, all by Eisenman except for eleven drawings for an unidentified project (DR1994:0165:077-087). The drawings by Eisenman include: drawings for unidentified houses, possibly House III and House VI (DR1994:0165:030-076); conceptual sketches, possibly for House IV (DR1994:0165:126-128); drawings for an unidentified house, possibly House X and diagrams prepared for an unidentified publication, possibly concerning House X (DR1994:0165:088-103); drawings for an unidentified row house (DR1994:0165:100-102); and doodles and layouts for an unidentified book (DR1994:0165:104-125).

    Quantity / Object type:

    132 drawing(s), manuscript(s), model(s), negative(s), reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings
    • design development drawings
    • presentation drawings (proposals)
    • study models
    • detail drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 132 drawings and other materials

    Dimensions:

    sheets (range): 10,6 to 76,4 x 6,1 to 107,2 cm negative: 93 x 85 cm

    Drawing Type:

    • line drawings
    • mechanical drawings (tool-aided drawings)
    • freehand drawings
    • doodles
    • sketches
    • thumbnail sketches

    Document Type:

    • notes

    Method of Projection:

    • sketch axonometric drawings
    • axonometric drawings
    • scale drawings
    • floor plans
    • sections (orthographic drawings)
    • sketch elevations (drawings)
    • sketch plans (drawings)
    • sketch site plan
    • sketch sections (orthographic drawings)

    Physical Description:

    model pieces include many cardboard, some wood, a few clear plastic sheets, a few Plexiglas, and one Fome-Cor

    Location:

    United States

    Subject:

    • architecture

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • buildings
    • row house

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1999:0640
    • Title: Plans
    • Dates of creation: 1980s?
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 x 43 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: DR2021:0048
    • Title: Sketch for unidentified project
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    143-219-001

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