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Maison de Verre (1965, 1969)

Maison de Verre (1965, 1969)

Part of

People

  • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

Title

Maison de Verre (1965, 1969)

Dates of creation

1965-1981

Level of archival description

Subseries

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 0.03 l.m textual records
  • Approximately 203 drawings (including reprographic copies)
  • Approximately 63 photographs and prints
  • 5 negatives
  • 1 VHS tape

Scope and Content

Located on 31 Rue St Guillaume in Paris, France, Maison de Verre was designed between 1928 and 1931 by furniture designer and architect Pierre Chareau, architect Bernard Bijvoet, and metal craftsman Louis Dalbet. Although the home was built, no original drawings exist for this project. In 1965, as Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, Kenneth Frampton along with Robert Vickery and Michael Carapetian measured the home and its details. Originally, their intention was that this research lead to a book project, but they later published their work as an article entitled "Maison de Verre" in a 1969 issue of Perspecta.

This subseries includes measurement sketches and sixteen axonometric representations on vellum that were produced from this research. Photographs document Maison de Verre and provide various interior and exterior views of the house. Photographs by Michael Carapetian, published in the Perspecta article, “Maison de Verre (1969),” are also included in this subseries. Textual documentation includes drafts of the publication on Maison de Verre, as well as notes, correspondence, and various research files on Paul Nelson, Pierre Chareau, and Maison de Verre.

Reference Number

AP197.S1.SS1

Arrangement

Materials related to Maison de Verre were found scattered in various files throughout the archive. These files were consolidated and integrated into this subseries.

Custodial history

Materials were originally stored in the Avery Building, Columbia University, New York.

Language of material

Mostly English , French

Related units of description

  • Correspondence related to the Maison de Verre Society, intellectual property, and the roles of people involved with the project can be found in series AP197.S3. Also included in series AP197.S3 is correspondence with the family who owned Maison de Verre.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.001
    • Title: The glass enigma: Pierre Chareau's Maison de Verre by Kenneth Frampton
    • Dates of creation: 1965
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-001

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.002
    • Title: Draft of A propos de la Maison de Verre
    • Dates of creation: 1981
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-002

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.003
    • Title: Drafts and copies of publication on Maison de Verre
    • Dates of creation: circa 1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    File includes publication of preliminary notes on Maison de Verre and a draft of the publication Maison de Verre, Perspecta, 1969.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 textual documents

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-003

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.004
    • Title: Maison de Verre dossier
    • Dates of creation: 1965-1970
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The file contains correspondence, notes on Maison de Verre, a copy of La Maison Suspendue:1936-1938 by Paul Nelson, and original French writings by Pierre Chareau on Maison de Verre as well as English translations by Kenneth Frampton.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual documents

    Credit line:

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

    Language of material:

    French , English

    Folder Number:

    197-001-004

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.005
    • Title: Estimated time and cost for preparation of material in relation to publishing a survey of the Maison de Verre, Paris
    • Dates of creation: circa 1965
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 textual documents

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-005

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.006
    • Title: Maison de Verre measured sketches, sheets 1-78
    • Dates of creation: circa 1965
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    Contains a listing that identifies the sketches for Sheets 1-52.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 80 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 41 x 47 cm Sheet (smallest): 20 x 29 cm

    Credit line:

    Kenneth Frampton fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de Kenneth Frampton/
    Gift of Kenneth Frampton

    Folder Number:

    197-001-006

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.007
    • Title: Maison de Verre survey notes and sketches
    • Dates of creation: circa 1965
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 80 drawings and reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 62 x 90 cm Sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-007

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.008
    • Title: Photographs of Maison de Verre
    • Dates of creation: 1965
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 30 photographs

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-008

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.009
    • Title: Photographs of Maison de Verre
    • Dates of creation: 1965
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file includes photographs of the construction of Maison de Verre

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 33 photographs
    • 5 negatives

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-009

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.010
    • Title: Photographs of Maison de Verre by Michael Carapetian
    • Dates of creation: 1965
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 24 photographs

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-010

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.011
    • Title: Newspaper article on Pierre Chareau and Maison de Verre
    • Dates of creation: 1985
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    Credit line:

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

    Language of material:

    Dutch

    Folder Number:

    197-001-011

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.012
    • Title: Maison de Verre as Machine Celibataire
    • Dates of creation: circa 1965-1975
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual documents

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-012

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.013
    • Title: VHS tape of La Maison de Verre House 1928-1931- a film by Robert Vickery
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: video
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 VHS tape

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-001-013

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.014
    • Title: Drawings of the Maison de Verre, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1965
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 drawings

    Dimensions:

    smallest: 30.5 x 58.4 cm largest: 91.4 x 119.4 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-146-004

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.015
    • Title: Drawings of Maison de Verre, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1965
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 drawings

    Dimensions:

    61 x 48.3 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-146-005

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.016
    • Title: Drawings of the Maison de Verre, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1965
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 drawings

    Dimensions:

    smallest: 55.9 x 43.2 cm largest: 106.7 x 76.2 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-146-006

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S1.SS1.017
    • Title: Drawings of the Maison de Verre, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1965
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 drawings

    Dimensions:

    smallest: 58.4 x 30.5 cm largest: 104.1 x 83.8 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    197-146-007

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