Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Julian Clarence Levi architectural drawings and papers, 1895-1963

Series I: Student Work

This Series contains primarily small to large scale watercolor drawings developed by Levi during his years as an architecture student. It is divided into two main subseries: drawings created at Columbia University and the drawings produced at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (the majority correspond to the latter). As some of the drawings do not necessarily specify school origin, dates and language differences were taken into account to establish this ordering. The collection provides an incredible insight into the architecture educational legacy of the École des Beaux-Arts at the end of the 19th century. Drawings show classic building representation techniques, including plans, elevations and sections, metal and timber details, perspectives and descriptive geometry studies. Drawings are divided by date, and, when stated, divided by the distinct professor in charge of the class, such as Atelier Godefroy and Freynet, Lucien Magner, Victor Laloux and Scellier de Gisors.

This Series also include a collection of coursework sketchbooks, travel notebooks, study albums and tracing paper sketches; as well as photographs taken during the time.

Sub-series 1: Columbia University, 1895-1897

Box 17: Folder 1 B.A. and School of Architecture tracing paper sketches 1895, 1896, undated

75 Items: 68 Tracing papers, 6 Drawings, and 1 Cardboard drawing. Sketches are mainly focused of Egyptian and Greek statues and monuments..

Drawer 150: Folder 1 School of Architecture student drawings 1896, 1897

7 Items: Drawing plates of churches, military buildings and houses. Drawings are classified as "Columbia Drawings" because of date and language.

Box 17: Folder 2 "Facades" sketches album undated

1 Item. Classical facade's pencil sketches. Mainly Elevations.

Box 17: Folder 3 "Doors and Windows" sketches album undated

1 Item. Classical window's pencil sketches. Mainly elevations.

Sub-series 2: École des Beaux-Arts, 1897-1904

ATELIER GODEFROY & FREYNET CLASS DRAWINGS
Drawer 150: Folder 2 1897 Student drawings 1897

12 Items. Watercolor & ink study boards of classical buildings, showing elevations, plans, and sections. Fragile.

Drawer 150: Folder 2 1898 Student drawings 1898

17 Items. Watercolor & ink study boards of classical buildings, showing elevations, plans, and sections. Fragile.

Drawer 150: Folder 2 Undated Student drawings undated

2 Items. Watercolor & ink study boards of classical buildings, showing elevations, plans, and sections. Fragile.

PROFESSOR LUCIEN MAGNER CLASS DRAWINGS
Drawer 150: Folder 3 1901 General History of Architecture class drawing 1901

1 Item

PROFESSOR VICTOR LALOUX CLASS DRAWINGS
Drawer 150: Folder 3 Timber Building Detail drawing undated

1 Item

PROFESSOR SCELLIER DE GISORS CLASS DRAWINGS
Drawer 150: Folder 3 1898-1904 Student drawings 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904

19 Items. Watercolor & ink study boards of classical buildings, showing elevations, plans, and sections. Fragile. 5 drawings from 1898, 3 drawings from 1899, 1 drawing from 1901, 7 drawings from 1902, 1 drawing from 1903 and 2 drawings from 1904.

Drawer 150: Folder 4 Calculus and Descriptive Geometry 1899, undated

11 Items

Drawer 150: Folder 5 Elevation watercolors undated

3 Items

Drawer 150: Folder 6 Metal and Timber Details undated

12 Items. Details and structural calculations plans of timber projects.

Drawer 151: Folder 1 Elevations, Sections and Plans undated

17 Items divided in 2 folders. Watercolor & ink drawings of classical buildings, showing elevations, plans, and sections.

Drawer 151: Folder 2 Human Model undated

1 Item: Study model on board. Very fragile.

Box 17: Folder 4 Project Prints undated

7 Items

UNSPECIFIED CLASS DRAWINGS
Drawer 151: Folder 2 Details undated

6 Items

Drawer 151: Folder 3 Elevations, Sections and Plans undated

22 Items divided in 2 folders

Drawer 151: Folder 4 Tracing paper sketches undated

81 Items divided in 2 folders. Drawings show architectural details, human statue studies, calculations

Drawer 151: Folder 6 Du Theatre de Marcellus a Rome Drawing (Levi?) undated

1 Item. Unclear if it belongs to Julian C. Levi

NOTEBOOKS
Box 1: Folder 1 "Problemes de Geometrie descriptive" 1898

1 Item

Box 1: Folder 2 "Sketches of Descriptive Geometry" 1899

1 Item

Box 1: Folder 3 "Cours de Construction" 1900

1 Item. Professor Monsieur Monduit course.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF STUDENT DRAWING
Box 2: Folder 1 Photos undated

24 Items. Mention Honorable project drawings (1904?). See also Scrapbook 1.

Box 2: Folder 2 Glass negatives undated

8 Items

Box 17: Folder 5 Photo Album undated

1 Item. Very fragile.

MISCELLANEOUS
Box 17: Folder 6 Atelier's group photograph undated

1 Item. Fragile.

Box 17: Folder 7 1899 "Cours de Geometrie descriptive" Exam 1899

1 Item

Box 2: Folder 3 Studio photo undated

1 Item

Box 2: Folder 4 Scellier de Gisors Atelier, Photo postale undated

2 Items

Box 2: Folder 5 Scellier de Gisors' drawing sketch undated

1 Item

Box 2: Folder 6 Professor M. Leon Ginain portrait and photo 1985, undated

2 Items

Box 2: Folder 7 Party and Dinner invitations 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903

10 Items

Sub-series 3: Notebooks and Travel Watercolors

Drawer 151: Folder 5 Sketches and watercolors 1903, 1904, 1905, undated

17 Items

Box 3: Folder 1 Travel log drawings 1897

1 Item

Box 3: Folder 2 Travel log drawings 1897, 1899

1 Item

Box 3: Folder 3 Travel log drawings 1901, 1902

1 Item

Box 3: Folder 4 Notebook 1897, 1898

1 Item