Une histoire
Part of:
  • Melvin Charney (architect)
  • Melvin Charney (draughtsman)
  • Melvin Charney (photographer)
  • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

Une histoire



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 34 photographic materials
    8 drawings
Scope and content:
UNE HISTOIRE is a project consisting of photographs, photomontages, drawings and a wooden sculpture. A photograph of a worker’s house near a pulp mill in Trois-Rivières became the focus of the series. In an attempt to understand the architecture of that house, and how industrialization was being reflected in the architecture of Québec, Charney went to visit the house in 1974, only to find it had already been torn down. Charney photographed its surroundings and tried to reproduce its likeness in drawings. Unsatisfied with the results, he built a wooden sculpture (UNE HISTOIRE…Le trésor de Trois-Rivières, 1975), a replica of the house, in an attempt to fully “know” and understand the structure.

Source: Melvin Charney: Oeuvres 1970-1979. Montréal Musée d’art contemporain. (p. 29-36)
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Material in this series was likely kept in it's original order when it was first processed upon it's arrival at CCA.
Language of material:
  • English, French, German
Related units of description:
  • For material related the press coverage and the promotion of this project can also be found under the series AP041.S5.D1 Press coverage, as well as some photographs under AP041.S6.D2 Photographic materials.

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