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Professional Portraits

Professional Portraits

Part of

People

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

Title

Professional Portraits

Dates of creation

2002-2008

Level of archival description

File 6

Extent and Medium

  • 47 colour slides (35mm)
  • 58 gelatin silver prints
  • 9 chromogenic colour prints
  • 5 black-and-white slides (35mm)
  • digital files

Scope and Content

File documents professional portraits of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi, the majority of which were taken by Valerie Bennett, a London photographer. The file also includes images of the interior of Belgo Zuid, 124 Ladbroke Grove, London. Material in this file was produced between 2002 and 2008.

File contains photographs, slides and negatives.

Reference Number

AP171.S2.SS4.D6

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.

Related units of description

  • Additional portraits can be found in file ARCH275083 (digital files).

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272713
    • Title: Photographic prints including portraits
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1999
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Valerie Bennett (photographer)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains 26 black and white photographic prints by Valerie Bennett, including 2 portraits of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi, and 24 prints of the interior of Belgo Zuid, 124 Ladbroke Grove, London. The prints are accompanied by delivery notes and receipts from Valerie Bennett.

    Quantity / Object type:

    26 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    26 gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24.5 × 37.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - This material is in a file folder in a blue metal strongbox.

    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

    Folder Number:

    171-193-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272714
    • Title: Black and white portraits of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This file contains 17 black and white portraits of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, and a photographic contact sheet.



    Quantity / Object type:

    1 envelope(s)

    Technique and media:

    17 silver gelatin prints

    Dimensions:

    envelope: 24.8 × 31.7 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The photographs are in a white-and-pink cardboard envelope from Joe's Basement, and two sides of the envelope have been cut open.

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272715
    • Title: Contact sheets of formal portraits of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Valerie Bennett (photographer)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This envelope contains contact sheets of formal portraits of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi. There are 3 contact sheets, depicting 86 black and white photographs by Valerie Bennett.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 envelope(s)

    Technique and media:

    3 silver gelatin prints

    Dimensions:

    envelope: 31.9 × 26.8 cm

    Physical Description:

    - This material is in a brown paper envelope.

    Inscription:

    inscribed

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272716
    • Title: Formal black and white portraits of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi by Valerie Bennett
    • Dates of creation: 2002-2008
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Valerie Bennett (photographer)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This envelope contains formal black and white portraits of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi by Valerie Bennett, and various photographs from the Venice Biennale 2002 (including group portraits taken in front of the British Pavilion) by an unknown photographer.


    Quantity / Object type:

    1 envelope(s)

    Technique and media:

    9 silver gelatin contact sheets; 9 chromogenic colour prints; 3 silver gelatin prints

    Dimensions:

    envelope: 32.7 × 28.4 cm

    Physical Description:

    - This material is in a white carboard envelope.

    Inscription:

    inscribed, "Eduarda Lima, FOA, 55 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT / From Valerie Bennett c/o AA, 36 Bedford Sq, WC1B3ES"

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH276160
    • Title: Professional portraits
    • Dates of creation: 2008
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Valerie Bennett (photographer)
    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH275825. This group contains professional black-and-white portraits of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, taken by Valerie Bennett. Original directory name: "FOA". Prevalent file types: .jpg, .tif

    Quantity / Object type:

    25 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 25 digital files (931 MB)

    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

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