Un’idea di Bellazza [An idea of Beauty] (1979)

Un’idea di Bellazza [An idea of Beauty] (1979)

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


Un’idea di Bellazza [An idea of Beauty] (1979)

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 18 digital files (53 MB)

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Un’idea di Bellazza" a project by Pettena, realized in 1979. The aim of the project was to choose a building to represent an idea of beauty. Pettena selected a Medici era pyramid, used as an ice house, in the Cascine di Firenze, in Florence.

The project series contains project descriptions in Italian and in English, and photographs of the choosen pyramid.

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


Florence Italy

Language of material

English, Italian


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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1979.PR02.001
    • Title: Photographs of the pyramid and project description, Un’idea di bellazza
    • Dates of creation: 2013 - 2019
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)


    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word for Windows, Plain Text File

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 19 digital files (53 MB)

    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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