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Aldo Rossi papers, 1943-1999

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Finding aid for the Aldo Rossi papers, 1943-1999
Series II. Drafts and writings, 1943-1999, undated 10.8 linear feet (11 boxes, 4 flat file folders)
This series includes drafts of Rossi's books Architecture of the City and A Scientific Autobiography as well as work he contributed to other authors' books, notes, and preliminary and final drafts of his writing. Notes regarding publishing are included only when the published item is present in the collection. This series also includes documentation such as plans, descriptions and official letters for such projects as Piazza di Sannazzaro and the Scandicci competition. Rossi bibliographies, ephemera, photographs, and additional clippings are located in this series. While most clippings comprise writing by Rossi or about Rossi, there are also materials outside of this scope that were most likely used for Rossi's research or that reflect his personal interests. Because original order has been maintained this series also contains work other than drafts or writing.
Arrangement note
Files are arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
3 1 Notes on L'urbanistica dall'antichità ad oggi, 1943
3 1a "La casa unifamiliare: Case per salariati agricoli nel basso milanese," 1953
Typescript. Paper delivered at Politecnico.
3 2 Paper on Le Corbusier, 1953 May
Typescripts. Paper delivered at Politecnico.
3 3 "J.J. Pieter Oud," 1954 January
Typescripts.
3 4 "Considerazioni su spazio, tempo e architettura," 1954 May
Typescript.
3 5 "Il sentimento della natura nell'Unione Sovietica," 1954 August
Published in Voce Comunista. Clipping and typescript.
3 6 "Un dibattito nell'U.R.S.S.: Considerazioni sull'architettura sovietica a proposito di un recente congresso," 1954
Typescripts and manuscript.
3 7 "La cultura dei monopoli: Politica dell'industrial design," 1955 June
Published in Voce Comunista. Written with Guido Canella. Clippings and typescripts.
3 8 "Relazione tenuta al convegno degli architetti comunisti," 1955 October
Typescripts.
3 9 "Presentazione al monumento di Franco Buzzi," 1955 November
Typescripts.
3 10 "Architettura e realismo," 1955
Typescript. Written with Guido Canella.
3 11 "Attualità di Perret," circa 1955
Review of Auguste Perret by Ernesto Rogers. Typescript and notes.
3 12 Review of Giuseppe Pagnano, 1956 March
Book by Carlo Melograni. Typescripts.
3 13 "Il concetto di tradizione nell'architettura neoclassica milanese," 1954-1956
Rossi thesis for Politecnico. Also titled "Il concetto di tradizione nell'architettura neoclassica." Published in Società. Typescripts, notes and offprints.
3 14 Article for Il Contemporaneo, circa 1956
Untitled typescript.
3 15 "L'influenza del romanticismo europeo nell'architettura di Alessandro Antonelli," 1957 February
Written with Vittorio Gregotti. Published in Casabella. Clipping, photographs, typescripts and manuscripts.
3 16 "Una discussione su "Casabella" all'M.S.A.," 1957 May
Published in Casabella. Article is also titled "Relazione presentata all'M.S.A. per la discussione sulla rivista Casabella." Clippings, notes and typescript.
3 17 "A proposito di un recente studio sull'Art Nouveau," 1956, 1957
Published in Casabella. Clippings, typescripts and manuscripts. Review of Sources of Art Nouveau by Stephan Tschudi Madsen.
3 18 "Il passato e il presente nella nuova architettura," 1958
Published in Casabella. Clipping, typescripts and manuscripts.
3 19 "Una critica che respingiamo," 1958
Published in Casabella. Review of Die Revolution der modernen Kunst or La rivoluzione dell'arte moderna by Hans Sedlmayr. Clipping, typescripts and manuscripts.
3 19a "Emil Kaufmann e l'architettura dell'illuminismo," 1958
Typescripts and manuscript.
3 20 "Il Seagram building," 1959 January
Published in Casabella. Clippings and typescript.
3 21 "Avant-Garde Painting and Sculpture (1890-1955) in Italy," 1959 May
Published in Casabella. Clippings.
3 22 Review of L'architettura moderna in Italia, 1959 June
Manuscript.
3 23 "L'ordine greco," 1959 June
Published in Casabella. Review of L'ordre grec, by François Cali. Clippings, notes and typescripts.
3 24 "Quale tradizione," 1959
Box Folder
4 1 Adolf Loos research materials 1959, undated
Clippings and notes.
4 2 "Adolf Loos, 1870-1933," 1957-1959
Published in Casabella. Clippings, typescripts, manuscripts and notes.
4 3 "Architecture You and Me," 1959-1960
Published in Casabella. Includes clippings and manuscript.
4 4 "Aspetti dell'architettura tedesca contemporanea," 1960 January
Published in Casabella. Clippings, typescript, manuscript, postage and French coin.
4 5 "Ventiquattro per cento," 1960 March
Clippings and typescripts. Possibly also titled "Arredamento e architettura."
4 6 "Aspetti dell'architettura industriale in Germania," 1960 April
Typescripts and manuscript.
4 7 "Peter Behrens e il problema dell'abitazione moderna," 1960 June
Published in Casabella. Clippings, typescript and notes.
4 8 "La città e la periferia," 1960 July
Published in Casabella. Clippings, typescripts and notes.
4 9 "Il problema della periferia nella città moderna," 1960 July
Written with Gianugo Polesello and Francesco Tentori. Published in Casabella. Clippings.
4 10 Response to Argomenti di architettura, 1960 October
Typescripts.
4 11 "Un giovane architetto tedesco: Oswald Mathias Ungers," 1960 October
Published in Casabella. Clippings and typescript.
4 12 "Il convento de la Tourette di Le Corbusier," 1960 December
Published in Casabella. Clippings and typescripts.
Box Folder
8 1 Via Farini project, circa 1960
Manuscript.
8 2 Villa ai Ronchi, circa 1960
Black-and-white photographs.
Box Folder
4 13 "Aspetti della architettura industriale in Svizzera," 1961 January
Typescripts and notes.
4 14 "L'esperienza inglese e i nuovi problemi urbanistici," 1961 April
Published in Casabella. Clippings and typescript.
4 15 "Architettura italiana: 6 domande," 1961 May
Published in Casabella. Response to a questionnaire written with Luciano Semerani and Silvano Tintori. Clipping and typescript.
4 16 "L'atelier 5 di Berna," 1961 December
Clippings and typescript.
4 17 "L'uomo della metropoli," 1962 January
Published in Casabella. Clipping and typescripts. Review of book by Willy Hellpach.
4 18 "Nuovi problemi," 1962 June
Published in Casabella. Clippings and typescripts.
4 19 "L'architetto e l'urbanistica," 1962 July
Published in Casabella. Review of L'urbanisme au service de l'homme, by André Gutton. Clipping, typescript and manuscript.
4 20 Interview for Deutsche Architektur, 1961-1962
Typescript.
4 21 Review of Garden Cities of Tomorrow, 1963 January
Published in Casabella. Review of book by Ebenezer Howard. Clipping and notes.
4 22 "Due monumenti," 1963 June
Published in Casabella. Clipping. Includes article written with Gianugo Polesello and Luca Meda "Monumento alla resistenza a cuneo," and article written with Luca Meda "Fontana monumentale nel centro direzionale di Milano."
4 23 "Manuale d'urbanistica," 1963 June
Notebook.
4 24 "Un piano per Vienna," 1963 July
Published in Casabella. Clipping and notes.
Box Folder
5 1 "Locomotiva 2," 1963 August
Clipping.
5 2 "Appunti libro urbanistico," 1963
Probably notes for a book.
Caleppio project, 1962-1963
Probably for workers' housing project.
Box Folder
8 3 Papers and plan
Flatfile
1** Oversize
Box Folder
5 3 "Aspetti della tipologia residenziale a Berlino," 1964 June
Published in Casabella. Clippings and notes.
5 4 "Concorso tronchetto," 1964 November
Typescripts.
5 5 "Architettura dei fatti urbani," 1964-1965
Notebooks. Probably an early version of Architecture of the City.
Box Folder
8 4 Abbiategrasso project, 1964-1965
Correspondence and project descriptions. Probably for Ticino river sport and leisure center project.
Broni project, 1962-1965
Box Folder
8 5 Papers
Project description, letters and city council minutes regarding building project.
Flatfile
2** Plans
Box Folder
5 6 Introduction to La torre de Babele, 1967
Typescript.
Piazza di Sannazzaro project, 1967
Box Folder
8 6 Drawings and papers
Includes project description and official project guidelines.
Flatfile
3** Plans
Box Folder
5 7 "Che fare delle vecchie città," 1968 February
Typescript
5 8 Gruppo Rossi papers, 1967-1968
Photocopied papers from the Gruppo Rossi which included Aldo Rossi, Giorgio Grassi, Vittorio Introini, Vanna Gavazzeni, Massimo Scolari. One typescript identified as "documento politico."
5 9 "L'architettura della ragione come architetture di tendenza," 1969 July
Typescript and photocopy of published version. Introduction to exhibition Illuminismo e architettura del '700 veneto.
5 10 Preface to second edition of L'architettura della città, 1969
Typescripts.
5 11-12 "Città venete" or "Caratteri urbani delle città venete," 1968-1970, 1977
Notebook and typescripts.
Box Folder
8 7 Scandicci palazzo comunale, 1968-1969
Drawings, project description, quote, pamphlet and official letters.
Box Folder
5 13 "Bernardo Vittone e la disputa fra classicismo e barocco nel Settecento," 1970 September
Published in Accademia della scienza di Torino. Offprint.
5 14 "Risposte a Melograni," 1971 October
Typescript.
5 15 "L'architettura dell'illuminismo," 1971 November
Typescript.
5 16 "Topografia e architettura milanese fino al 1870," 1964-1971
Notes and typescripts. Includes lessons "I piani regolatori di Milano" and "Ricapitolazione Milano."
5 17 "La costruzione della città," 1972 January
Published in catalog for exhibition at Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Excerpt and typescript.
Box Folder
6 1 "Progetti scuola x controspazio," 1972 April
Typescript.
6 2 Zurich exhibition catalog text, 1972
Typescripts and clippings. Typescripts in German and Italian.
6 3 "Architettura e città/Passato e presente," 1972 September
Typescripts and notes.
6 4 Introduction to L'architettura razionale, 1973 August
Typescript.
6 5 Transcript of interview with Rossi, 1973 August
Interview conducted by Vanna Becciani.
6 6 "L'abitazione e la città," 1974 May
Published in L'architecture d'aujourd'hui. Clippings and typescripts.
6 7 "Introduzione alla ricerca urbana su Zurigo," 1974 July
Typescript.
6 8 Internationales Design Zentrum conference papers, 1974 September
Clippings with conference press, letter, black-and-white photographs, lectures by others.
6 9 "Casa a Borgo Ticino," 1974
Typescript.
6 10 "Alcuni miei progetti," 1975
Various typescripts.
Ticino project, 1975
Box Folder
8 8-9 Papers and plans
Includes project descriptions and notes. Project descriptions in Italian and German.
Box Folder
23* 1 Oversize plans
Box Folder
6 11 Lecture, 1977
German lecture text. Città progetto.
6 12 "Venezia," 1977
See also "Città venete." Typescripts in German and Italian.
6 13 Casa Romana research materials, 1980, undated
Typescript notes on various authors, typescripts on general themes. Includes typescript of lecture in English from the United States.
6 14-15 A Scientific Autobiography, 1981
Typescripts. In English and Italian. English version translated by Lawrence Venuti.
6 16 Introduction to Architecture of the City, 1982
Manuscript and typescripts. Introduction for American and Portuguese editions.
Baltimore monumental clock, 1981-1983
Also referred to as Charles Center Project.
Box Folder
8 10 Papers and black-and-white photographs
Includes drawings, letters and project description.
Box Folder
24 1 Black-and-white negatives
Box Folder
23* 2 Plans
Box Folder
6 17 Essay on Paesaggio Urbano, by Mario Sironi, 1985
Typescript.
Box Folder
7 1 "Le bambole dell'estate," undated
Manuscript.
7 2 Caption project for Angeli book, undated
Manuscript, clippings and typescripts.
Box Folder
8 11 Corbetta project, undated
Notes.
Furniture projects, undated
Box Folder
8 12 Drawings
Box Folder
23* 3 Plans
Box Folder
8 13 Lomello, S. Michele restoration project, undated
Project descriptions and notes.
8 14 Monza project, undated
Project description.
Box Folder
7 3 Notes for Casa Vogue, undated
Box Folder
8 15 Novara restoration project, undated
Black-and-white photograph, project description and notes.
Box Folder
7 4 Otto Wagner research materials, undated
Black-and-white photographs, clipping and notes.
Rome project, undated
Box Folder
8 16 Papers
Box Folder
23* 4 Hand-drawn plan of Rome
Box Folder
7 5 "Piano territoriale di coordinamento della regione veneta," undated
Typescripts.
7 6 Review or notes on Le modulor, undated
Book by Le Corbusier. Typescript is signed by Le Corbusier.
7 7 Review of Von Ledoux bis Le Corbusier, undated
Book is by Emil Kaufmann. Notes.
7 8 "San Lorenzo," undated
Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, undated
Box Folder
8 17 Drawings and papers
Flatfile
4** Plans
Box Folder
7 9 "Le tendenze dell'urbanistica contemporanea," undated
Typescript.
7 10 [Tipologie delle residenze], undated
Untitled typescript.
7 11 "Triennale," undated
Typescripts.
Box Folder
8 18 Urbino project, undated
Notes.
Box Folder
7 12-14 Assorted writing by Rossi, 1976-1984, undated
7 15 Assorted writing by others, 1957-1975, undated
Excerpt by Erminio includes drawings.
Box
9-10, 10a, 10b, 10c Clippings, ephemera and publications, 1943-1999, undated
Most clippings and publications include writing by Aldo Rossi or writing about Aldo Rossi. Other writing is also included here, perhaps as resource material for Rossi.
Box Folder
7 16 Bibliographies and project lists, 1971-1974
Assorted unidentified, undated
Box Folder
8 19 Unidentified project
Box Folder
10b 4 Postcards
Box Folder
7 17 Drawings
Includes unidentified drawing probably by Rossi.
Box Folder
10b 5 Drawings by children
10b 6 Plans
10b 7-8 Black-and-white photographs
Includes photographs of unidentified exhibitions.
Box Folder
24 2-3 Color photographs and black-and-white negatives
Box Folder
10b 9 Notes


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