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Musée de la Connaissance, Secteur 1 = Museum of Knowledge, Sector 1

Musée de la Connaissance, Secteur 1 = Museum of Knowledge, Sector 1

Part of

People

  • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)
  • Pierre Jeanneret (creator)

Title

Musée de la Connaissance, Secteur 1 = Museum of Knowledge, Sector 1

Dates of creation

1959-1964

Level of archival description

Dossier 12

Extent and Medium

  • 56 dessins
  • 0,01 ml. de documents textuels
  • 2 rouleaux
  • 1 album
  • 56 drawings
  • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
  • 2 rolls
  • 1 album

Scope and Content

Le dossier documente le projet non réalisé de Le Corbusier pour le Musée de la Connaissance, dans le secteur 1 à Chandigarh, Inde. Aussi connu sous le nom de Musée à croissance illimitée, ce projet avait été imaginé dès les années 1930 par Le Corbusier, en collaboration avec Pierre Jeanneret, avant qu'une version ne soit projetée pour Chandigarh. Un plan similaire sera également utilisé dans d'autres designs de musées par Le Corbusier.

Le matériel dans ce dossier a été produit entre 1959 et 1964. Le dossier contient des dessins et des reprographies de dessin d'exécution et de dessin de présentation, ainsi qu'un album contenant des plans et des coupes du Musée. Le dossier comprend aussi des documents textuels, dont de la correspondance et un texte par Le Corbusier au sujet de son projet de Musée.

File documents Le Corbusier's unrealized project for the Museum of Knowledge in sector 1 in Chandigarh, India. Also known as the Museum of Unlimited Growth, this project had been imagined as early as the 1930s by Le Corbusier, in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret, before a version was planned for Chandigarh. A similar plan will also be used in later museum designs by Le Corbusier.

Material in this file was produced between 1959 and 1964. The file contains drawings and reprographic copies of working drawing and presentation drawing, and an album containing plans and sections for the Museum. The file also contains textual records, including correspondence and a text by Le Corbusier about his Museum's project.

Reference Number

AP156.S3.SS3.D12

Language of material

Les documents sont en français. The documents are in French.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268044
    • Title: Texts by Le Corbusier on the Museum of Knowledge
    • Dates of creation: 6 December 1959
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Description:

    Three typescripts, two in French and another in English, of a text by Le Corbusier concerning the Museum of Knowledge (“Maison de connaissance”). Imprinted title of the English version: “Knowledge Museum in the Capitol of Chandigarh.” Imprinted titles of the French versions: “La Maison de la Connaissance dans le Capitole de Chandigarh."

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Chandigarh India

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Folder Number:

    156-004-24

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268045
    • Title: Correspondence about the Museum of Knowledge
    • Dates of creation: 1959-1964
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Description:

    Photocopies and transcriptions of documents pertaining to the Museum of Knowledge, in Chandigarh, India, sometimes referred to as the “House of Knowledge” (“Maison de connaissance”). Predominently correspondence of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Other correspondents include: K.S. Narang, M.S. Randhawa, R.S. Lall, B.S. Bajwa, N.V. Gadgil, B.B. Vohra, Eulie Chowdhury, and S. Partap Singh Kairon, the Chief Minister, Government of Punjab. Also included: meeting minutes and manuscripts

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,02 l.m.

    Location:

    Chandigarh India

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Folder Number:

    156-004-25

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268046
    • Title: Reference drawings for the Museum of Knowledge
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Description:

    File contains reference drawings showing plans, sections, and elevations for the Museum of Knowledge (“Maison de connaissance”) in Chandigarh, India. Plans show the following levels: 1, B, 2 (ground floor), 2B, 3, 4, 4B, and 5.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    14 diazotypes on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - Diazotypes are folded. - Some diazotypes have been annotated.

    Location:

    Chandigarh India

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Folder Number:

    156-004-26

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268047
    • Title: Plans, sections and elevations showing the Museum of Knowledge
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Description:

    Plans, sections and elevations showing the Museum of Knowledge (“Maison de connaissance”) in Chandigarh, India. 2 sets of plans showing the following levels: 1, 1B, 2 (ground floor), 2B, 3, 4, 4B, and 5. 2 identical sets showing sections and elevations: Section A-A, North West Elevation, North East Elevation, and South West Elevation.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    26 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,05 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - Reprographic copies are folded. - All items are stamped: "Copie"

    Location:

    Chandigarh India

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Folder Number:

    156-004-27

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268537
    • Title: Floor plans, elevations, sections and a site plan for the Museum of Knowledge in Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 54,3 × 80,9 cm sheet (smallest; folded): 29,5 × 22,3 cm sheet (largest): 64 × 98 cm sheet (largest; folded): 31,7 × 24 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Folded.

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by Pierre Jeanneret, in ink, on the file label: "Home of / Knowledge".

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Folder Number:

    156-006-42

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268671
    • Title: Elevations and sections for the Museum of Knowledge in Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Diaztoypes on paper with adhesive tape borders

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 35.5 × 64 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Adhesive tape borders. - Two copies for each drawings.

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268672
    • Title: Elevations, sections and floor plans for the Museum of Knowledge in Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotype on paper with adhesive tape some of the borders

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 85 × 59.7 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Adhesive tape on some borders.

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268674
    • Title: Floor plans, a section and a sketch for the Museum of Knowledge in Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes on paper with adhesive tape borders

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 46.7 × 55.4 cm sheet (largest): 68 × 77.2 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Adhesive tape borders. - Two copies for each drawings.

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268675
    • Title: Floor plans for the Museum of Knowledge in Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 8

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on vellum paper with adhesive tape borders

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 46.7 × 55.4 cm sheet (largest): 68 × 77.2 cm

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Related units of description:

    • Les reprographies de ces dessins sont cataloguées comme ARCH268674. Reprographic copies of the drawings are catalogued as ARCH268674.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269506
    • Title: Reprographic copies of floor plans and a site plan for the Museum of Knowledge
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)
    • Le Corbusier (architect)

    Description:

    Group consists 8 reprographic copies of floor plans and a site plan for the Museum of Knowledge in sector 1 in Chandigarh, India.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on reprographic copies on plastic film with adhesive tape borders; reprographic copies on vellum paper with adhesive tape borders

    Physical Description:

    - Adhesive tape borders.

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269517
    • Title: Site plan for the Museum of Knowledge in sector 1, in Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: June 1, 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)
    • Le Corbusier (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotype on paper with adhesive tape borders

    Physical Description:

    - Adhesive tape borders.

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

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    • Reference Number: ARCH283553
    • Title: Section for the Museum of Knowledge in Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)
    • Le Corbusier (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 diazotype on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 35 x 64 cm

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Copyright:

    © CCA

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268673
    • Title: Floor plan for the Museum of Knowledge in Chandigarh, India
    • Dates of creation: June 1, 1961
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Pierre Jeanneret (archive creator)
    • Le Corbusier (architect)

    Description:

    Floor plan of the floor 1B of the Museum of Knowledge in sector 1 in Chandigarh, India.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 diazotype on paper affixed on paper with adhesive tape borders

    Technique and media:

    Diazotype on paper affixed on paper with adhesive tape borders

    Dimensions:

    sheet (irreg.): 68 × 108 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Adhesive tape borders.

    Inscription:

    signed and dated: by the architect, u.r.: "Le Corbusier / 1 / 6 / 61". numbered: in graphite, l.r.: "1".

    Credit line:

    Fonds Pierre Jeanneret
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Jacqueline Jeanneret/
    Gift of Jacqueline Jeanneret

    Copyright:

    © CCA

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