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Aldo Rossi papers, 1943-1999

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Finding aid for the Aldo Rossi papers, 1943-1999
Series IV. Notebooks, 1949-1986 0.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
This series contains notebooks on architecture often including notes, sketches, drawings in color, comments on travels, analyses, and drafts of letters. There are 32 of Rossi's original 47 numbered notebooks, the so called Blue Notebooks, additional typescript drafts of writing including draft versions of A Scientific Autobiography, and other notebooks and sketchbooks. This series also contains photocopies of Il libro azzurro notebook and sketchbook as well as photocopies of other sketchbooks and notebooks.
Folder of conservation templates that refer to numbered notebooks is also located in this series.
Arrangement note
Series is arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
21 4 Notebook 1, 1968 June 19
21 4 Notebook 2, 1968 November 26
21 4 Notebook 3, 1969 December 5
Contains drawing.
21 4 Notebook 5, 1970 May-November
21 4 Notebook 4, 1970
21 4 Notebook 6, 1971 February-May
Santa Clara. Includes exhibition announcement insert and note.
21 4 Notebook 7, 1971 May-June
Architettura analitica. Contains some drawings.
21 4 Notebook 8, 1971 July
21 4 Notebook 9, 1971 August-October
Il cimitero di Modena. Contains some drawings.
Box Folder
20 9 "Note autobiografiche sulla formazione eu," 1971 December
Manuscript.
Box Folder
21 4 Notebook 10, 1971 November-1972 February
Contains some drawings.
Box Folder
20 7 "Appunti conferenza Zurigo," 1972 February 8
Typescript of lecture given at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule conference.
Box Folder
21 4 Notebook 11, 1972 February-June
14 Aprile Pisa mit Sonja. Contains some drawings.
21 4 Notebook 12, 1972 June
Alcune mie architetture. Contains some drawings.
21 4 Notebook 13, 1972 July-October
Settembre inizio Zurich. Contains some drawings.
21 4 Notebook 14, 1972 November-December
Architettura analitica-citta analoga. Contains some drawings.
Box Folder
20 10 "Appunti conferenza Barcelona," 1972
Typescript and handwritten notes.
Box Folder
21 4 Notebook 15, 1973 February-October
Contains some drawings.
21 4 Notebook 16, 1973 November-1974 May
21 5 Notebook 17, 1974 May-December
Contains some drawings.
Box Folder
20 12 "Autobiografia scientifica," 1975 March
Notebook. Includes one drawing.
20 13 "La mia architettura," "L'architettura analoga," 1975 March
Notebook.
20 17 "L'architettura analoga," 1975 April
Typescript.
Box Folder
21 5 Notebook 18, 1975 January-June
Contains some drawings.
21 5 Notebook 19, 1975 September-1976 July
Contains inserts.
21 5 Notebook 20, 1976 July-December
Box Folder
20 16 "La città analoga," 1976 December
Typescript.
20 5 "L'architettura analoga," "Autobiografia scientifica," "Alcuni miei progretti," 1974-1977
Typescripts and clipping.
20 11 "Berlin," 1951-1977
Notebook. Includes clipping, receipts, some ephemera.
20 15 "Autobiografia scientifica," "Alcuni miei progretti," 1977 January
Notebook.
Box Folder
21 5 Notebook 21, 1976 October-1977 May
Contains some drawings.
21 5 Notebook 22, 1977 May-1978 July
Contains drawing.
21 5 Notebook 23, 1978 July-1979 January
Contains some drawings and insert.
21 5 Notebook 24, 1979 February-June
NY-Cranbrook-Detroit-Chicago. Contains some drawings.
21 5 Notebook 25, 1979 June-October
Contains drawing.
Box Folder
24 5 Notebook 26, 1979 November 11
Il teatro del mondo. Contains color polaroids.
Box Folder
21 5 Notebook 27, 1980 April
21 5 Notebook 28, 1980 April-August
21 5 Notebook 29, 1980 August-1981 March
Grecia. Contains some drawings.
21 5 Notebook 30, 1981 March-September
Contains some drawings and inserts.
Box Folder
20 1 Borgoricco; Tradizione Milano; Case Milano, 1983 August
Sketchbook. Includes ephemera, letter from Werner Blaser and additional notebook.
20 3 Torino, 1982 and 1984
Sketchbook.
20 14 "Torino, custodia, guardia," 1985 April
Sketchbook. Includes furniture drawings.
Box Folder
21 5 Notebook 31, 1985 November-1986 January
Contains some drawings.
21 5 Notebook 32, 1986 February-May
Contains some drawings.
Box Folder
20 6 Alfred Loos notes, undated
Typescripts and handwritten notes.
20 4 La casa del Mantegna, undated
Sketchbook. Includes writing by Rossi on Pinocchio with sketch.
20 8 "Padova," undated
Typescript.
20 2 Municipio Borgoricco, undated
Sketchbook.
Box Folder
21 1-3 Notebook transcripts, undated
Transcripts for numbered notebooks 1-32.
21 6 Photocopies of notes and notebooks, 1949-1982
Includes photocopy of Il libro azzurro. Some photocopied notebooks duplicate originals in the collection.


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