Architettura come Scrittura [Architecture as Writing] (1971-1973)

Architettura come Scrittura [Architecture as Writing] (1971-1973)

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  • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)
  • Alessandro Poli (architect)


Architettura come Scrittura [Architecture as Writing] (1971-1973)

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 54 drawings

Scope and Content

Project series comprises what Poli entitled "Storyboard", a 54-page pitch document for a film, comprised of a typed text with drawings, including a typography, as well as sketches and collages, done mostly on copy paper (heliography). The text and drawings refer to writing as the origin of architecture, both activities of humans attempting to capture memory in recognizable shapes and classifiable categories.

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    • Reference Number: AP148.S1.1971.PR03.001
    • Title: Compiled drawings, notes, and graphic materials, L'Architettura scrittura
    • Dates of creation: 1972-1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • Alessandro Poli (archive creator)


    Inscribed on the original folder is the following: Materiale film - Super 8 - Passo Ridotto- L'Architettura scrittura - Inserto 2. Poli identifies this material in his inventory as a Storyboard.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 54 drawings and texts.


    sheets: 30 × 22 cm (11 13/16 × 8 11/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    For preservation purposes interleave was added between items in this file, this does not indicate any original groupings.

    Credit line:

    Alessandro Poli fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Alessandro Poli/
    Gift of Alessandro Poli

    Folder Number:



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