Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Alan Colquhoun papers, 1942-2010

Series I: Academic Papers

Consists of academic and professional correspondences, drafts and reference materials. The correspondences pertain to publications, conferences and PhD Dissertations by Colquhoun, organized by correspondent. The drafts and reference materials are for publications, lectures and seminars, the most substantial of which are for Colquhoun's book, Modern Architecture, published by Oxford University Press in 2002.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence, "Academic - Conferences, Etc. - Publications", 2001 to 2009

Contains correspondences with faculty, book reviews, dissertation review requests, financial correspondences, etc., original order retained



Box 1 Folder 2 Correspondence, Ziva Sternhell, ca. 2009

Contains two essays by Sternhell and two responses by Colquhoun



Box 1 Folder 3 Correspondence, EAHN Conference, "Neither 'Modernism' nor "Avant-Garde", 2012 Jun 2

Contains schedule and participant papers, DVD, note from Pat Morton, 2 pg. introduction by Pat Morton and call for papers



Box 1 Folder 3 Correspondence, AA Conference, 2011

Contains opening talk by Francoise Fromonot



Box 1 Folder 3 Correspondence, Notes, 2010 to 2012

Contains schedule for 2010-12



Box 1 Folder 4 Correspondence, Christoph Grafe, ca. 2005

Contains correspondences, postcards, notes and abstract for Grafe's PhD dissertation, Peoples Palaces



Box 1 Folder 5 Correspondence, Dirk van der Heuvel, 2007

Contains two chapters of van den Heuvel's PhD dissertation and cover letter to Colquhoun



Box 1 Folder 6 Correspondence, Manhaz Shah, undated

Contains paper by Shah



Box 1 Folder 7 Correspondence, Mark Crinson, 2006

Contains copy of Crinson's The Uses of Nostalgia



Box 1 Folder 8 Correspondence, Stephane de Motmollin, 1978

Contains letter from Moutmollin, attached to text it references, Pour une nouvelle lecture de Camillo Sitte. Also contains Colquhoun's lecture, "Formal Archetypes in Museum Design" and his review of Leon Krier's exhibition, "Rational Architecture." Two Colquhoun texts may be there arbitrarily since there is no mention of them in letter



Box 1 Folder 9 Correspondence, Colin Rowe, 1973 May 2 to 2009 May 8

Contains three letters from Rowe to Colquhoun 1973, letter from Dan Naegele about the publication "The Letters of Colin Rowe" and letter from Colquhoun to Naegele



Box 1 Folder 10 Memorabilia, Colin Rowe, 1999 Dec 8 to 2000 Feb 6, undated

Contains invitation to "Celebration of (Colin Rowe's)…Life," obituary about Rowe in The Independent and untitled historiography of modern architecture



Box 1 Folder 11 Correspondence, OUP for Modern Architecture, 2001-7

Contains correspondences with Oxford University Press pertaining to publication of Modern Architecture



Box 1 Folder 12 Correspondence, Pierre Chabard for /Critcat/ Interview, 2007 Jun 6 to 2008 Mar 13

Contains email exchange between Colquhoun and Chabard and copy of interview



Box 1 Folder 13 Correspondence, Pub. on John Miller and Associates, ca. 2009

Contains introduction by Deyan Sudic, texts by Kenneth Frampton and Robert Maxwell and chronology of Colquhoun + Miller's built work



Box 1 Folder 14 Correspondence, "BDP" (Collected Essays in Architectural Criticism), ca. 2011

Contains correspondences, notes, finance papers



Box 1 Folder 15 Correspondence, The Rationalist Reader, ca. 2011

Contains correspondences, notes, photocopied and titled-up pages from Collected Essays in Architectural Criticism



Box 1 Folder 16 Correspondence, Patterson, 2008 Apr

Contains Colquhoun's report on Patterson's "PhD by publication"



Box 1 Folder 17 Modern Architecture, Ch. 1: Art Nouveau, ca. 1997

Contains notes, (unidentified) readers' comments and photocopied, annotated reference texts



Box 1 Folder 18 Modern Architecture, Ch. 2: Organicism vs. Classicism: Chicago 1890-1910, ca. 1997

Contains notes, comments by Michael Lewis and photocopied, annotated reference texts



Box 1 Folder 19 Modern Architecture, Ch. 3: Culture and Industry: Germany 1907-14, ca. 1997

Contains notes and reference texts separated into respective folders



Box 1 Folder 20 Modern Architecture, Ch. 4: The Urn and the Chamberpot: Adolf Loos, 1900-30, ca. 1997

Contains notes



Box 1 Folder 21 Modern Architecture, Ch. 5: Expressionism and Futurism (Expressionism), ca. 1997

Contains notes and reference texts separated into respective folders



Box 1 Folder 22 Modern Architecture, Ch. 5: Expressionism and Futurism (Futurism), ca. 1997

Contains notes and reference texts separated into respective folders



Box 1 Folder 23 Modern Architecture, Ch. 6: The Avant Gardes in Holland and Russia (Holland), ca. 1997

Contains notes and reference texts separated into respective folders



Box 1 Folder 24 Modern Architecture, Ch. 6: The Avant Gardes in Holland and Russia (Russia), ca. 1997

Contains notes and reference texts separated into respective folders



Box 1 Folder 25 Modern Architecture, Ch. 7: Return to Order: Le Corbusier and Modern Architecture in France 1920-35, ca. 1997

Contains notes and reference texts



Box 1 Folder 26 Modern Architecture, Ch. 8: Weimar Germany: the Dialectic of the Modern 1920-33, ca. 1997

Contains notes



Box 1 Folder 27 Modern Architecture, Ch. 9-10: Neoclassicism, Organicism, and the Welfare State: Architecture in Scandinavia 1910-65, Notes, ca. 1997

Contains notes



Box 1 Folder 28 Modern Architecture, Ch. 9-10: Neoclassicism, Organicism, and the Welfare State: Architecture in Scandinavia 1910-65, Draft texts, ca. 1997

Contains draft texts



Box 1 Folder 29 Modern Architecture, Ch. 9-10: Neoclassicism, Organicism, and the Welfare State: Architecture in Scandinavia 1910-65, Photocopied texts, ca. 1997

Contains photocopied texts



Box 1 Folder 30 Modern Architecture, Ch. 11: From Le Corbusier to Megastructures: Urban Visions 1930-65, ca. 1997

Contains photocopied texts



Box 1 Folder 31 Modern Architecture, Texts on German Arch., ca. 1997

Contains photocopied texts



Box 2 Folder 1 "From the 'Machine à habiter' to 'l'homme réel': Le Corbusier's search for a typology of Modern Living", 2006

Contains "latest version" with corrections and 24 accompanying slides



Box 2 Folder 2 "The Problem of the Modern Façade", undated

Contains draft titled "withdrawn"



Box 2 Folder 3 "Ankara" / "Architecture: Social Engagement or Autonomy?", undated

Contains draft for "Architecture: Social Engagement or Autonomy," possibly by someone titled "Ankara" and reviewed by Colquhoun, but could also refer to a talk given by Colquhoun at the University of Ankara



Box 2 Folder 4 "The Seventies: Italian Rationalism", 2000

Contains draft for Colquhoun's lecture on 70's Italian Rationalism



Box 2 Folder 5 [Huyssen Review-AA Files] "Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory", undated

Contains draft for Colquhoun's review of Andreas Huyssen's Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory, published in 2003



Box 2 Folder 6 "Two Post Modern Texts" [Rio de Janeiro], 1993

Contains two drafts of same text with corrections and annotations



Box 2 Folder 7 "Notes on Sert, Saarinen and Eames", 2005

Contains responses to dissertations by Timothy Hyde, Alexandra Lange and John Harwood



Box 2 Folder 8 "A Tribute to William Jordy", undated

Contains draft for tribute to William Jordy with corrections



Box 2 Folder 9 "Transparency Revisted" [Essay on Colin Rowe], 2002

Contains draft for "Essay on Rowe: 2nd version, sent to Emmanuel 12.11.02."



Box 2 Folder 10 "Transparency Revisted" [Essay on Colin Rowe], 2002

Contains draft for "Transparency Revisited"



Box 2 Folder 11 Chimnanbhai Villa [1 of 2], 2007 May

Contains draft for "Le Corbusier's Chimnanbhai and Shodan Villas--In Context" and edited variations



Box 2 Folder 12 Chimnanbhai Villa [2 of 2], after 1992 Sep

Contains "original text," "lecture text," "connected texts," review by Mary McLeod, photocopy of "Le Corbusier, Orientalism, Colonialism" by Zeynep Celik and notes



Box 2 Folder 13 "Conflicting Paradigms in Le Corbusier's Furniture", undated

Contains two identical drafts of "Conflicting Paradigms in Le Corbusier's Furniture. 1911-1928."



Box 2 Folder 14 "Twentieth Century Concepts of Urban Space", 2007 May

Contains draft of "Twentieth Century Concepts of Urban Space"



Box 2 Folder 15 "The Work of Celia Scott", 2007 Jan 30

Contains draft of "The Work of Celia Scott"



Box 2 Folder 16 Reckoning with Colin Rowe, 2000 to 2001

Contains draft for Colquhoun's contributions to Reckoning With Rowe and various reference texts and correspondences with Peter Eisenman, O.M. Ungers, Emmanuel Petit and Leon Crier



Box 2 Folder 17 "A House in Chelsea for an Art Collector", 2002 Oct

Contains essay signed by Bob Maxwell



Box 2 Folder 18 Wagner and Architecture, undated

Contains photocopies from Wagner's Prose Works and Wagner Lexikon



Box 2 Folder 19 "Eisenman Essays on Terragni", undated

Contains "Object to Relationship II," draft for talk titled "Florence/Terragni" (author unknown) and reproduced plans of Le Corbusier's Villa Stein



Box 2 Folder 20 "Axonometry notes", 1992

Contains photocopied reference texts and notes for Colquhoun's essay "Axonometry, Ancient and Modern," first published in Alberto Sartoris: Torino, 1992



Box 2 Folder 21 to 23 Miscellaneous texts [3 folders], undated

Contains misc. photocopied texts (includes excerpts from Lovejoy's Essays in the History of Ideas (1948), Tafuri's "The Problem of History" (pub. date unknown), excerpts from Benveniste's Problems in General Linguistics (1966-74), Barthes "L'ancienne rhetorique," 1970.



Box 2 Folder 24 "Georges Canguilhem: La connaissance de la vie", undated

Contains a photocopy of "Le vivant et son milieu"



Box 2 Folder 25 "Bijapur Xeroxes", undated

Contains photocopy of "The Monuments of Bijapur."



Box 2 Folder 26 to 27 Proseminar: Topics in Frankfurt School aesthetic philosophy and cultural criticism [2 folders], 1993 to 1994

Contains syllabus, lecture notes by week and photocopied readings



Box 2 Folder 28 The History of Architectural History, "403", 1982 to 1984

Contains lecture notes by week and photocopied readings



Box 2 Folder 29 German Architectural Theory, "593", 1993

Contains lecture notes by week and photocopied readings



Box 2 Folder 30 Notes, Drafts and Comments, ca. 1974

Contains "General comments about the articles published in journals," "Further Notes on the Limitations of the Linguistic Analogy," "Notes for a Definition of Aesthetic Semiosis" by Tomas Llorens and notes.



Box 3 Folder 1 Press Clippings, ca. 2001 to 2012

Contains press clippings, some annotated, original order retained



Box 3 Folder 2 "German Texts and Critiques", 2002

Contains photocopied texts on German philosophy, art and architecture



Box 3 Folder 3 "Une maison, un palais", 1928 (publication date)

Contains Une maison, un palais by Le Corbusier and "Benton, Le Corbusier and the Loi Loucheur" by Timothy Benton



Box 3 Folder 4 Mikkola: Arch. in Finland, 1981 (publication date)

Contains photocopied text



Box 3 Folder 5 LC, Maniére de penser l'urbanisme, 1942 (publication date)

Contains original paperback



Box 3 Folder 6 Koolhaas and Dalder, The White Slave, 1969 (publication date)

Contains original manuscript



Box 3 Folder 7 Giry: Le Cubisme, 1971 (publication date)

Contains photocopied book



Box 3 Folder 8 to 10 Retour a l'ordre [3 folders], 1975 (publication date)

Contains photocopied text



Box 3 Folder 11 Passanti, The Vernacular Modernism and LC, 1997 (publication date)

Contains photocopied text