Vive L'Architectute (circa 2013)

Vive L'Architectute (circa 2013)

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


Vive L'Architectute (circa 2013)

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 5 digital files (1 GB)
  • 35 drawings (including 31 reprographic copies)

Scope and Content

The project series documents the film "Vive l'architecture" produced by Pettena in 2013. The film shows a series of religious Renaissance paintings, however, the human subjects were removed leaving only the architectural elements of the paintings. "Usually considered just a support and background to the scene represented, architecture is instead a subject itself, and a fundamental one, of the painting." [1]

The project series contains digital versions of the film, a film still, and a project description in Italian.


[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/ff-vive-l-architecture-2013-1/ (last accessed 27 January 2020)

Reference Number



Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.



Language of material

English, Italian


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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2013.PR03.001
    • Title: Digital version of the film, film still, and project description, Vive l'architecture
    • Dates of creation: 2013 - 2015
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)


    Most common file formats: Audio/Video Interleaved Format, JPEG File Interchange Format, Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 digital files (1 GB)

    Conditions governing access:

    • Digital material can only be accessed on-site. Please contact Reference at ref@cca.qc.ca for more information. Access by appointment only.

    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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