L'anarchitetto (1973)

L'anarchitetto (1973)

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  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (author)


L'anarchitetto (1973)

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 222 digital files (269 MB)

Scope and Content

The sub-series documents the publication "L'anarchitetto”, written by Pettena and published by Guaraldi, in Florence, in 1973. The book consists of an essay in which Pettena describes himself as an "anarchitect" as he sees architecture more as a metaphor of the creative condition that starts with the intention of "making architecture" but ends up making art. He also states his refusal to "to recognize the borders between disciplines." [1]

The sub-series contains pictures of Pettena's projects to be selected from for the book and scans of "L'anarchitetto”.


Pettena, Gianni. "L'an architetto : portrait of the artist as a young architect", Guaraldi, Florence, 1973, 57 pages.

[1] FRAC Centre-Val de Loire website, http://www.frac-centre.fr/_en/art-and-architecture-collection/rub/rubauthors-316.html?authID=148 (last accessed 30 January 2020).

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

Related units of description

  • A copy of the book "L'an architetto : portrait of the artist as a young architect" is held by the CCA's Library (BIB 193632).


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    • Reference Number: AP207.S3.SS01.001
    • Title: Image selection and scans of publications pages, L’anarchitetto
    • Dates of creation: 2001 - 2010
    • Form: textual records, born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (author)


    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Tagged Image File Format, Acrobat PDF 1.6 - Portable Document Format

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 222 digital files (269 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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