Selected professional papers, photographs and videos
Part of:
  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

Selected professional papers, photographs and videos



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.99 l.m. of textual records
    56 pieces of ephemera
    13 photographic materials
Scope and content:
The series consists of a selection of professional papers from Gianni Pettena’s office. This material was arranged into a series of binders and sorted in chronological order from 1960 to 2018 by Pettena’s office. It includes both analogue and digital materials. These binders document Pettena’s career and activities as an architect, an artist, a critic and a teacher. It includes correspondence, promotional materials, press releases, and press clippings on Pettena’s work and activities, contracts and agreements for exhibitions, publications and academic events.

The sub-series also contains a selection of portraits of Pettena from the 1960 to 2018 and various short videos of him. These portraits and videos, in digital formats, were also arranged together by Pettena’s office.
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The binders were arranged in chronological order before they were sent to the CCA by a researcher working for Gianni Pettena. The binders were rehoused for preservation purposes. However, the physical arrangement was kept. In some cases, binders were split into two containers due to the volume of material. In these cases a note is included in the file description to indicate the first and second halves of the binder.
Credit line:
Gianni Pettena fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Gianni Pettena/
Gift of Gianni Pettena
Language of material:
  • Italian
  • English

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