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Food for the Future

Food for the Future

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People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

Food for the Future

Dates of creation

1971-1978, predominant 1971-1975

Level of archival description

File 87

Extent and Medium

  • 8 drawings
  • 1 model
  • 0.05 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents proposals for an international exhibition on the theme of innovations in agriculture and food production. Peter Kuttner was the exhibition organizer and the full extent of Cedric Price’s involvement in the project is unclear, although his office produced a model, drawings, and exhibition and display design ideas. Plans show exhibition, cinema, and lecture areas, as well as, book stalls and a restaurant. Plans also show thematic areas: 'Farms for Food', 'Methods of Production and Storage', and the 'Nature of Food', as well as circulation patterns. An initial proposal titled 'Food for the Future' was submitted to the Greater London Council for the Hayward Gallery, in London, but was rejected. A subsequent submission with the title 'Food First' was made to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York. Material in this file was created between 1971 and 1978 but predominantly between 1971 and 1975.

Peter Kuttner is attributed as the organizer of the exhibition which was originally titled: 'Food of the future exhibition'.

File contains conceptual drawings, model, and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D87

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0261:001-008
    • Title: Sketch axonometric diagrams, some with annotations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    sketch axonometric diagrams, some with annotations, schematic axonometric plans, and circulation diagrams of Hayward Gallery

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, wax crayon, and adhesive film on translucent paper and reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 72 cm sheet (largest): 46 x 60.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0261:009
    • Title: Conceptual sketches, including interior perspective views
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    conceptual sketches, including interior perspective views, axonometric diagrams, ideograms, schedule of drawings and display material, programme, record drawings of the ICA, and publication

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 1 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0261:011
    • Title: Draft exhibition proposal for 'Food First', and correspondence
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 1 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2006:0073
    • Title: Promotional material, notes, measurements (dimensions)
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    promotional material, notes, measurements (dimensions), meeting notes, clippings, correspondence, concert programme, exhibition proposals, ideograms, sketches, design programme, meeting agendas, diagrams, list of sponsors, list of exhibitors, questionnaire, budgets, and brochure

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 3 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0261:010
    • Title: Model including Plexiglas (TM) panel, building blocks, and plastic figures
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, adhesive film, adhesive labels, plastic, acrylic (plastic), paper, cardboard, and natural fibres

    Dimensions:

    model: 15.5 x 61 x 61 cm

    Physical Description:

    - This item is titled 'Food for the Future Exhibition/Hayward Gallery, London/with Peter Kuttner'.

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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