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Cold War Modern

Cold War Modern

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People

  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

Title

Cold War Modern

Dates of creation

2008-2009

Level of archival description

Exhibition

Extent and Medium

  • 0.06 l.m. textual records
  • 2 books

Scope and Content

File documents the exhibition Cold War Modern, held at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, England, from 25 September 2008 through 11 January 2009. The exhibition was developed by curators David Crowley and Jane Pavitt. Material in this file was produced in 2007.

File contains tender documentation, reference material on the history of the Cold War, copies of existing floor plans for the museum, graphic material and preliminary sketches.

Reference Number

AP171.S2.SS1.2008.D1

Location

London Greater London England United Kingdom

Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272488
    • Title: Tender documents for the design of the exhibition, "Cold War Modern: Art & Design in a Divided World 1945-1975"
    • Dates of creation: between May and June 2007
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains two books of tender documents for the design of the exhibition, "Cold War Modern: Art & Design in a Divided World 1945-1975" at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England. It includes an Invitation to Tender Package from the Museum, (dated 29 May 2007), and a Tender Return document by the Foreign Office Architects (dated June 2007).

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    books: 30 × 22 × 1 cm (11 13/16 × 8 11/16 × 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The books have spiral bindings and clear plastic covers.

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - This material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-182-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272489
    • Title: Textual records related to the design of the exhibition, "Cold War Modern: Art & Design in a Divided World 1945-1975"
    • Dates of creation: between May and June 2007
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains textual records related to the design of the exhibition, "Cold War Modern: Art & Design in a Divided World 1945-1975" at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 3, see records ARCH272490 (group 2 of 3) and ARCH272491 (group 3 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "V & A Exhibition / 164 / 2008".

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - This material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-182-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272490
    • Title: Materials related to the design of the exhibition, "Cold War Modern: Art & Design in a Divided World 1945-1975"
    • Dates of creation: June 2007
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related to the design of the exhibition, "Cold War Modern: Art & Design in a Divided World 1945-1975" at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England. It includes reference material on the history of the Cold War, printouts of various images, copies of existing floor plans for the museum, graphic material used to plan the organization of the exhibition within the space, and preliminary sketches.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 3, see records ARCH272489 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH272491 (group 3 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "V & A Exhibition / 164 / 2008".

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - This material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-182-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272491
    • Title: Printouts of graphic planning material and preliminary sketches by the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: between May and June 2007
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains printouts of graphic planning material and preliminary sketches by the Foreign Office Architects, used in the design of the exhibition, "Cold War Modern: Art & Design in a Divided World 1945-1975" at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 3 of 3, see records ARCH272489 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH272490 (group 2 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printout(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "V & A Exhibition / 164 / 2008". The material is folded multiple times.

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - This material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-182-004

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