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Douglas Darden papers and drawings, 1979-1996

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Douglas Darden papers and drawings, 1979-1996, Department of Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Series VI: Drawings


Subseries 1: Early Works

Roll A84.01b
Harvard Project, Theater

9 item : drawings

ca. 1981

Roll A84.01a
Harvard Project, Miscellaneous

11 item : drawings; includes 2 drawings for L'Hotel Guimard Addition; 2 drawings Lewis Wharf Office/Residential Building; and 7 drawings for unidentified project(s)

ca. 1981

Drawer 206:
Folder 6
“Section looking East”

1 item : mounted drawing

1982 Feb 16

Drawer 206:
Folder 6
“Section looking East”

1 item : mounted drawing

1982 Feb 16

Drawer 206:
Folder 12
Project with Bridge

2 items : mounted drawings

1982

Box 14:
Folder 1
“An Egypt for Baltimore” & “Place to say ‘No’”

2 items : drawings

1983 Apr

Box 14:
Folder 2
“Family House”

1 item : drawing with images pasted on back

1983

Box 14:
Folder 3
"Gold-diggers"

5 items : collages

1983/4

Box 14:
Folder 4
“House on Two Hills”

1 item : drawing

1983

Box 14:
Folder 5
“One if by Land, Two if by Sea”

1 item : drawing

1983

Box 14:
Folder 6
“Progress”

1 item : collage

1983

Box 14:
Folder 7
“Spinning Wheel”

1 item : collage

1983

Box 14:
Folder 8
“Station for a Childhood Eclipsing”

1 item : drawing

1983

Box 14:
Folder 9
“Subjects Made Sensitive to the Wind”

1 item : drawing

1983

Box 14:
Folder 10
“A Trysting Place”

1 item : drawing

1983

Box 14:
Folder 11
“Windmill”

1 item : collage

1983

Box 14:
Folder 12
“The Illusion of Choice”

1 item : collage

1984

Box 14:
Folder 13
Pillar of Progress

5 items : 2 undated, “Pillar of Progress: The Journeyman," “Pillar of Progress,” “Gold- Tipped Pillar of Progress”

1984, undated

Box 14:
Folder 14
“’Q2’ Escapes His Nightmare”

1 item : collage

1984

Box 14:
Folder 15
“The Lost Bridge”

1 item : collage

1985

Box 14:
Folder 16
“Mill for Grinding Time”

1 item : collage

1985

Box 14:
Folder 17
“Sacre Coeur”

1 item : collage

1985

Box 14:
Folder 18
“Triptich”

1 item : collage

1985

Box 14:
Folder 19
Night School Perspectives

3 items : drawings

1985

Box 14:
Folder 20
“Symptoms of Refuge”

1 item : drawing

1984

Box 14:
Folder 21
Subdivisions

11 items : "Subdivisions, Opus" 2 through 12; drawings

1985

Box 14:
Folder 22
Vacancies

7 items : "Vacancies" I, VI, VIII, IX, XI, XII, XIII; drawings

1985

Box 14:
Folder 23
“Felix Culpa: Weehawken, N. J.”

1 item : drawing

1985

Box 14:
Folder 24
“The Hollow Door”

1 item : drawing

1985

Box 14:
Folder 25
“Pilings”

1 item : drawing

1985

Box 14:
Folder 26
Untitled

2 items : pastels

1985

Drawer 206:
Folder 2
Unfixed Pastels

26 items : includes charcoal drawings ; graphite drawings ; pen & ink drawings ; “Air Factory” Collage ; “Vacancies” ; “Night School.”

1985, undated

Roll X
Untitled

1 item : mixed media

1986

Roll X
"VII"

1 item : charcoal drawing

1986

Drawer 206:
Folder 7
“The Construction of Demolition, Preliminary Design”

1 item : mounted drawing for an installation at the Nature Morte Gallery, in collaboration with Bob Curtis.

1987 Jan 15

Roll X
"IX"

1 item : mixed media

1989

Box 14:
Folder 27
Untitled Collages

untitled collages : 3 items; also includes misca. collage pieces

undated

Box 14
“Eliade Institute- Campus Entry”

5 items : mounted drawings

undated


Subseries 2: Condemned Building

Drawer 207:
Folder 1
Prints

11 items : Douglas Darden: Past the Present : Hostel, Temple Forgetful, Oxygen House, Museum of Impostors, Night School.

1991

Drawer 206:
Folder 3
Transparencies

51 items : Discontinuous Genealogies and Dreamed Client Profile for Condemned Building

ca. 1980s-1993

Drawer 207:
Folder 2
Museum of Impostors

14 items : sections ; elevation ; site plan ; interior perspectives ; Composite Ideogram sketch ; print of Baltimore Harbor.

1983, undated

Drawer 208:
Folder 4
Museum of Impostors & Saloon for Jesse James Finished Drawings

14 items : "Museum for Impostors" : monument to Sarah Wilson, with draft; section; interior perspective; Inner Harbor elevation, day; longitudinal section; plan view; "A Saloon for Jesse James" : Kitty’s Four Poster Bed; East Elevation; Bar Stools; Gatehouse; Plan view and South elevation for Saloon; Bar assembly for Saloon; Section for Saloon.

1983-4, undated

Roll X
Museum of Impostors Outer Harbor elevation, night

1 item : graphite & pastel drawing with lace

1984

Drawer 207:
Folder 10
Temple Forgetful

5 items : elevations; “This That Shrine” ; “Cross Section” ; “Preliminary Site Plan.”

1988 Oct, undated

Roll X
Temple Forgetful "Preliminary Cross Section"

1 item : drawing on trace

1988 Dec 16

Drawer 206:
Folder 4
Clinic for Sleep Disorders

23 items : includes long section, “Insomniac Clinic” ; “South Elevation” ; “North Elevation” ; “Preliminary Study/South Elevation” ; “Study for Boat.”

1985 Nov 15 - 1987 May 18

Drawer 208:
Folder 2
Clinic for Sleep Disorders Finished Drawings

7 items : Plan view, North/South section, East elevation, South elevation/section, West/East section, South section/elevation, Drawn boat.

1986-7

Drawer 206:
Folder 5
Night School Studies

5 items : "Northeast Elevation” ; “West Elevation” ; “Southwest Elevation” ; “Theatre Section” ; “Long. Section.”

1987 June 20 - 27

Drawer 207:
Folder 3
Night School

43 items : set of 6 drawings showing process work ; set of 12 drawings showing process work ; preliminary designs ; plans, sections, elevations ; “Day Section” ; “Theatre Perspective” ; “Study for Library” ; massing studies.

1984, 85, 87, undated

Roll X
Night School South elevation/section

1 item : graphite drawing

1987

Drawer 207:
Folder 4
Melvilla

58 items : sketches, plans, sections, elevations; Composite Ideogram sketch ; “Ahab’s tails” ; “Ishmael’s Uncertainty” ; “Moby Rock & Mask.”

1989 - 1990

Drawer 208:
Folder 1
Melvilla Finished Drawings

6 items : Sea Level Plan, Grade Level Plan, West Elevation, South/North Section, South Elevation, Longitudinal Section.

1990

Drawer 207:
Folder 5
Hostel

27 items : sketches, plans, sections, elevations ; “Preliminary Study, Hostel, west elev. View from first Cataract” ; “Study, View from first Cataraca.”

1989 - 1990

Drawer 208:
Folder 3
Hostel & Confessional Finished Drawings

12 items : "Hostel": site plan, elevations, plan view, South/North Section, perspective ; "Confessional" : longitudinal section, Confessor’s Amplifier, side elevation, cross section, plan view, front elevation.

1989, 1990

Drawer 206:
Folder 11
"A Saloon for Jesse James"

1 item : mounted drawing

1982 Oct 5

Drawer 207:
Folder 6
Saloon for Jesse James

12 items : plans, sections, elevations; drawings for “Kitty’s Four Poster Bed” ; barstool designs.

1982, undated

Drawer 207:
Folder 7
Confessional

29 items : plan, section, and elevation studies; Xerox of San Pancrazio Plan with drawing on top ; drawings of "Confessor’s Amplifier."

1989, undated


Subseries 3: Other Projects

Drawer 206:
Folder 9
Untitled, by Fred Soffa

1 item : graphite drawing

undated

Drawer 206:
Folder 1
Exhibition Posters

“American Excursions: Doug Darden” Center for Architecture, New York, 1986 Oct 20; “Douglas Darden: Spaces Left Behind: Architecture and the Body Politic” John Nichols Gallery, 1988 Jun 16-Jul 23; “Douglas Darden: Past the Present” IZM Gallery, Tokyo & Tojuso Center, Osaka, 1991 Jun 3 – 27; “The Prints of Douglas Darden” Osamu Nakasuji Printmakers, Osaka, Japan 1993; “Douglas Darden” Taiwan, 1995; “Douglas Darden: Allegories” Okayama, Japan, 1993 May 15-21.

1986-1995

Drawer 206:
Folder 8
Displaced Suburb Preliminary

20 items : plan and section sketches

1984, undated

Drawer 207:
Folder 8
McMillan Water Filtration Plant Site

3 items : McMillan Water Filtration Plan Site Plan ; Night School site plan ; Displaced Suburb plan.

undated

Drawer 207:
Folder 9
Displaced Suburb Studies

40 items : sketches, plans, sections, elevation ; “Suburb for the Lost and Found.”

1984, undated

Drawer 206:
Folder 10
“Troy II: Exstng Site”

1 item : cardboard with Laughing Girls drawing and paper clipped drawing.

1993 Apr 3

Drawer 208:
Folder 5
Assorted Projects

30 items : sketches, drawings, “Four Thresholds of Lent,” “The John ca. Maultsby Farm Columbus County, N.ca.” copy, surveyed 1973 Dec 28, 2 "Fort Residence"? project drawings.

1979, 1985, undated

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