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Correspondence and recommendation letters

Correspondence and recommendation letters

Part of

People

  • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

Title

Correspondence and recommendation letters

Dates of creation

1958-2016

Level of archival description

Series

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 3.52 l.m. textual records
  • 34 slides
  • 7 photographs
  • 1 negative

Scope and Content

This series consists of personal and professional correspondence as well as recommendation letters, 1958-2016, that Frampton either sent or received throughout his professional career. Correspondence documents Frampton’s role as: a tutor at the Royal College of Art; the technical editor of the magazine Architectural Design; a visiting professor at Princeton University; a Fellow of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies; and Associate professor and, subsequently, Ware professor of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University.

Throughout his extensive career, Frampton corresponded with various students, architects, professors, publishers, editors, and architecture associations. This correspondence relates to : offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles; reviews; books and recommendation letters; requests to serve on juries; requests for research materials; invitations to teach, present, or attend lectures/symposiums/conferences; and more.

Reference Number

AP197.S3

Arrangement

This series is arranged in chronological order and was processed at the box-level. Correspondence from 1991 to1994 is arranged, largely, in alphabetical order.

Custodial history

These boxes were likely stored in the Schermerhorn building, Columbia University; the Avery Building, Columbia University; and Kolbowski’s studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Language of material

English

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.001
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 1958-1984
    • Dates of creation: 1958-1984
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 21

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    This box is comprised of personal and professional correspondence, organized in chronological order, from 1958- 1983. Correspondence documents the beginning of Frampton's professional career and includes letters from his time as: a tutor at the Royal College of Art; the technical editor of the magazine Architectural Design; a visiting professor at Princeton University; an associate professor and, subsequently, Ware Professor of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; a Fellow of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies; and an editor of Oppositions.

    This correspondence includes a letter inviting Frampton to teach at Princeton University and his acceptance of the position, his appointment to the Loeb Fellowship, and his appointment as an Associate Professor at Columbia University as well as correspondence concerning the first and second editions of Modern Architecture: a critical history. Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with various architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: Peter Eisenman; Robert Vickery; Anthony Hill; Melvin Charney; Richard Meier; Max Bill; Panos Koulermos; Tadao Ando; Tomás Maldonado; Manfredo Tafuri; Arata Isozaki; the Casabella; Architecture and Urbanism; DOMUS; and Thames and Hudson.

    Activities documented in this box include: various offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to attend or present lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. textual documents
    • 3 photographs
    • 1 negative

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.002
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 1984-1990
    • Dates of creation: 1984-1990
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    This box is comprised of personal and professional correspondence, organized in chronological order, from 1984-1990. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: various offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, attend or present at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries such as the American Academy in Rome.

    Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: Ignasi de Sola-Morales Rubio; Tadao Ando; Rafael Moneo; James Stirling; Marco Frascari; Alvaro Siza; Arata Isozaki; the Casabella; the Progressive Architecture; and Architecture and Urbanism. This correspondence includes Frampton’s invitation to be the Craig Francis Cullinan Visiting Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Rice University; correspondence with Rizzoli International Publications about the Tadao Ando book; correspondence with MIT Press for the Studies in Tectonic Culture publication; and correspondence about critical regionalism.

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    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.18 l.m. textual documents
    • 4 photographs

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.003
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence for names A-K from 1991-1994
    • Dates of creation: 1991-1994
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the years of 1991-1994, organized in alphabetical order by last name, from A-K. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: Botond Bognar; Norman Foster; Yukio Futagawa; Gevork Hartoonian; and the commissioning editor of Phaidon Press Limited, David Jenkins. Correspondence relates to Kenneth Frampton’s involvement/participation in the publication of Hopkins: The Work of Michael Hopkins and Partners; as a lecturer at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA) Conference, the Berlage Institute and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne; and as a jury member for the Carlsberg Architectural Prize.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.004
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence for names L-T from 1991-1994
    • Dates of creation: 1991-1994
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for 1991-1994, organized in alphabetical order by last name, from L-T. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Correspondence relates to Kenneth Frampton’s involvement/participation as: a lecturer at Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA) Conference and the Chinese University of Hong Kong; a keynote speaker at the National University of Singapore Conference; visiting professorship at the Université de Montréal; as Chairman of the Jerusalem Seminar in Architecture; a member of the advisory board for the World Architecture Triennale, Nara.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.005
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence for names U-Z from 1991-1994
    • Dates of creation: 1991-1994
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the years of 1991-1994, organized in alphabetical order by last name, from U-Z. The last four folders in this box comprises of loose correspondence organized in chronological order, from 1991-1994; this correspondence is not organized in alphabetical order. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Correspondence relates to Frampton’s participation/involvement in: the “Architecture and legitimacy” conference at the Congress Netherlands Architecture Institute; as part of the International Board of Advisors for the Fundación de Arquitectura Tapatía; in the Chinese translation for the Studies in Tectonic Culture publication; as a visiting professor at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.13 l.m. textual documents
    • 24 slides

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.006
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 1995-1997
    • Dates of creation: 1995-1997
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the years of 1995-1997, organized in chronological order. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with various architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: Thames and Hudson Ltd.; the Berlage Institute; the Italian Cultural Institute; Yukio Futagawa of GA/ADA Edita Tokyo Co CD; and the MIT Press.

    Correspondence relates to his participation/involvement in: the Michael Blackwood Production “In search of Louis Kahn: Six Buildings;” the Japanese and German translations for the Studies in Tectonic Culture publication; organizing lectures on Studies in tectonic Culture; the Jerusalem Seminar in Architecture “Technology, Place & and Architecture;” teaching at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne; the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture; and the Architectural Society of China. Correspondence concerning the following publications and lectures is included: “the Megaform as City in Miniature;” “Critical regionalism revisited,” a lecture at the Berlage Institute; the Le Corbusier publication; “Tradition and Innovation in the Work of Christoph Mackler;” and the forward for Vittorio Gregotti`s Inside Architecture.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.007
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 1997-1998
    • Dates of creation: 1997-1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the years of 1997-1998, organized in chronological order. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with various architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: the Berlage Institute; the Finnish Association of Architect; Università della Svizzera italiana; Kisho Kurakawa; Tadao Ando; Mario Botta; Aurelio Galfetti; the Barragan Foundation; and Steven Holl.

    Correspondence relating to the following projects can be found in this box: editor of Technology, Place and Architecture: The Jerusalem Seminar in Architecture; and the General Editor of the publication World Architecture: a Critical Mosaic 1900-2000 Vols: 1-10.

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    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.008
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 1999
    • Dates of creation: 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the year 1999. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with various universities, architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: David Chipperfield; J.C. Calderon; Steven Holl; Phaidon Press Ltd.; Monacelli Press; the Barragan Foundation; Rafael Moneo; Renzo Piano; and the Architectural Society of China.

    This correspondence relates to articles Frampton has written such as: “Reflections on Minimalism;” the “Labyrinth of Barragan;” and an essay for the publication Tadao Ando in Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relationship of Body and Architecture. Correspondence relating to Frampton’s position as a visiting professor at the Università della Svizzera italiana, a jury member for the Aga Khan Award, and as General Editor of World Architecture: a Critical Mosaic 1900-2000 Vols: 1-10 is also included in this box.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.009
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 1999-2000
    • Dates of creation: 1999-2000
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the years of 1999-2000, organized in chronological order. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with various universities, architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: Tadao Ando; Alvaro Siza; Norman Foster; the Architectural Society of China; and the Università della Svizzera italiana.

    Correspondence relates to his participation/involvement in: the Centennial Conference; the International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement’s (do.co,mo.mo) conference in Brasilia; the Le Corbusier Seminar in France; the Aga Khan Award for Architecture; the Le Corbusier publication; Journal of Architectural Education (JAE)’s "Technology and Place;" and the English version of his essay in the publication Alvaro Siza: Complete works.

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    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.010
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 2001
    • Dates of creation: 2001
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the year 2001. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with various universities, architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: Yale University; Université de Montréal; Patkau Architects; Tadao Ando; Manuel de Sola-Morales; the Royal Institute of British Architects; ArquitecturaViva; Maki and Associates; and Kisho Kurakawa.

    Included in this box is correspondence with Oscar Niemeyer and Alvaro Siza in relation to the Michael Blackwood production on both these architects; correspondence about the Aga Khan Award; correspondence about writing an introduction essay to the publication Tadao Ando Light & Water; and correspondence about Frampton’s trip and itinerary to Japan and to meet with Tadao Ando.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.13 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.011
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 2002-2014
    • Dates of creation: 2002-2014
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the years of 2002-2014, organized in chronological order. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Throughout this period, Frampton corresponded with various universities, architects, professors, publishers, and editors of various publications such as: Alvaro Siza; Mario Botta; Glenn Murcutt; Angelo Bucci; Kengo Kuma; Charles Correa; Rafael Moneo; Raj Rewal; Harry Wolf; Tadao Ando; and David Chipperfield.

    Correspondence relates to Frampton participation/involvement in: writing Richard Meier and Steven Holl essays for Electa Architecture and the Labor, Work and Architecture publication; in the Chinese translation of Studies in Tectonic Culture; in the International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement’s (do.co,mo.mo) "The Challenge of the Modern Movement;" lecturing at the Bard Graduate Center; providing the keynote address at the Architectural Association of Ireland Symposium; acting as a jury member for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.012
    • Title: Personal and professional correspondence from 2015-2016
    • Dates of creation: 2015-2016
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of correspondence for the years 2015-2016. The box documents Frampton’s career as Ware professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and his related professional activities.

    Correspondence in this box includes: offers of teaching positions; requests to write articles, reviews, books and recommendation letters; invitations to teach, present, or attend at lectures/symposiums/conferences; and requests to serve on juries.

    Correspondence relates to the following writings and lectures Frampton participated in: an essay for a monograph on O'Donnell + Tuomey, architects; a Nils Erik Wickberg lecture in Helinski; the Wood at Work conference; a review of George Baird's book; and Modern Architecture: a Critical History.

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    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.32 l.m. 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:

    197-126-

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.013
    • Title: Recommendation letters
    • Dates of creation: 1998-2016
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    The box is comprised of recommendation letters and correspondence, 2002-2016, organized in chronological and alphabetical order, from A-Z. This box includes recommendation letters that Frampton wrote for various professors, students, and architects; recommendation letters concern fellowships, university positions, scholarships and awards. Included in this correspondence are requests for recommendation letters as well as curriculum vitaes.

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    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.20 l.m. 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

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    • Reference Number: AP197.S3.014
    • Title: Invitations, greeting cards, and ephemera
    • Dates of creation: circa 1966-2015
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Kenneth Frampton (archive creator)

    Description:

    This box is comprised of invitations, greeting cards, Christmas and New Year's cards, and ephemera from various architects, architecture firms, universities and other associations such as: Steven Holl; Richard Murphy, Architects; Harry Seidler & Associates; Dan Hanganu ; Illi Kunz Associates; Renzo Piano; the School of Architecture, Nanjing University; Grafton Architects; and more.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.13 l.m. 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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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