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University of Cambridge School of Architecture

University of Cambridge School of Architecture

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People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (student)
  • University of Cambridge. Dept. of Architecture (educational institution)
  • Le Corbusier (role unspecified)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

University of Cambridge School of Architecture

Dates of creation

1953-1960, predominant 1953-1955

Level of archival description

File 1

Extent and Medium

  • 130 drawings
  • 0.14 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents Cedric Price's studies with the University of Cambridge School of Architecture (now known as the Department of Architecture), at St. John's College in Cambridge, England. Material in the file includes student notes, drawing exercises which illustrate competency in standard architectural representation, technical drawing and construction detailing, as well as numerous design projects which are mostly small and focused in scope. Included are designs for a garage with a flat above; a retirement home; a nurseryman's offices and showroom; a sports pavilion for a boys' school; a vicarage; a library; a riverside restaurant; furniture; and others. A slightly larger-scale project is a development plan for Barnsbury, possibly in Islington, London, England. One project, "Unit House", which was to be completed within two days, was later illustrated in 'Space Design' (February 1992). Price's design is a small (8'-0" x 19'-0") transportable house which could be enlarged through the unfolding of three walls hung on the exterior. Also included is a drawing by Price of Le Corbusier's Palace of Soviets. Drawings in this file are almost all original work, mostly graphite, colored pencil, ink, ink washes, and watercolor washes on wove paper. This file also includes a reprographic copy of a drawing made by Price for C.B. Pearson & Son. Material in this file was produced between 1953 and 1960, but predominantly between 1953 and 1955.

File contains drawings and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S1.D1

Location

Islington London Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • A dust jacket design that relates to this file is also included in the group DR2006:0067 in Artworks (AP144.S1.D4).

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0159:001-107
    • Title: Presentation drawings, perspectives, elevations, plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 4

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    presentation drawings, perspectives, elevations, plans, sections, working drawings, exercises, details, site plans, conceptual drawings, sketches, axonometrics, notes, diagrams, schedules, presentation panel, cadastral map, photograph, land survey, plan of Le Corbusier's Palace of Soviets, notebook, and certificates

    Quantity / Object type:

    105 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, paint, crayon, coloured pencil, paper montage, adhesive film and adhesive tape on paper, translucent paper, reprographic copies and gelatin silver print, some mounted on paper and cardboard

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 29 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 54 x 102 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: DR2006:0051
    • Title: Presentation drawings, perspectives, plans, elevations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 4

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    presentation drawings, perspectives, plans, elevations, working drawings, calligraphy exercise, and drawing for C.B. Pearson & Son

    Quantity / Object type:

    25 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite, paint, possibly correction fluid, crayon, paper montage, adhesive film and coloured pencil on paper and reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 39 x 53 cm sheet (largest): 57 x 79 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: DR2006:0052
    • Title: Notes, examinations, sketches, calculations, clippings, and map
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 25 x 37,5 x 2 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: DR2006:0054
    • Title: Calculations, notes, sketches, diagrams, and bylaws
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 25 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: DR2006:0070
    • Title: Notes, with diagrams, sketches, and calculations
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 25 x 37,5 x 5 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: DR2006:0071
    • Title: Notes, sketches, and examinations
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 25 x 37,5 x 4 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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