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Complimenti D'Architettura [Complements of Architecture] (1978)

Complimenti D'Architettura [Complements of Architecture] (1978)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Title

Complimenti D'Architettura [Complements of Architecture] (1978)

Dates of creation

1978-2016

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 38 photographic materials
  • 18 digital files (68 MB)
  • 2 drawings

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Complimenti D'Architettura", an installation for the Biennale di Venezia at the Magazzini del Sale in 1978. The installation consists of a stone wall that showcases the different types of stone used as construction material over time, begining with uncut natural stone and ending with cut polished stone. "It is a symbolic history of architecture [...]: all the intermediate phases, from the collection of scattered pieces of rock, piled up to make a heap, to the hewn and polished stone, its surface as shiny as a mirror." [1] The installation was also presented at the exhibition "La fine del mondo" at the Centro Pecci per l'Arte Contemporanea in Prato, in 2016.

The project series contains photographs of the first edition of the installation at the Biennale di Venezia, and installation sketches. It also contains two photographs of the second edition at the Centro Pecci per l'Arte Contemporanea.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-complements-1978/ (last accessed 14 November 2019).

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1978.PR02

Location

Venice Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1978.PR02.001
    • Title: Sketches for the installation, Complimenti D'Architettura
    • Dates of creation: circa 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 x 42.5 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    207-001-021

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1978.PR02.002
    • Title: Photographs and sketches of the installation, Complimenti D'Architettura
    • Dates of creation: circa 1978
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 33 photographs
    • 5 slides
    • 2 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 21.5 x 30.5 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    207-005-036

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1978.PR02.003
    • Title: Photographs of the installation, Complimenti D'Architettura
    • Dates of creation: 2016
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    207-005-037

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1978.PR02.004
    • Title: Photographs, digitized sketches and drawings, Complementi d’Architettura
    • Dates of creation: 2008 - 2016
    • Form: drawings, born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 18 digital files (68 MB)

    Credit line:

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

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