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Reyner Banham papers, 1877-1988, undated (bulk 1960-1988)

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INVENTORY OF THE REYNER BANHAM PAPERS, 1877-1988, undated, bulk 1960-1988
Series I. Book manuscripts, 1877-1987, undated 12.71 linear feet (13 boxes, 2 flatfiles)
Includes notes, drafts, printed material, correspondence, reviews and other research materials for Banham's Los Angeles: the architecture of four ecologies (1971), Megastructure (1976), Buffalo: an architectural guide (1981), Scenes in American Deserta (1982), Architecture of the well-tempered environment (1984), Concrete Atlantis (1986), Visions of Ron Herron (1990), and "Making architecture: the paradoxes of hi-tech" (unpublished). The bulk of the material in the series derives from Scenes in America Deserta and Concrete Atlantis. Banham's unpublished project on "High-Tech" architecture includes fairly extensive research materials on the works of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.
Arrangement note
Arranged by publication.
Scenes in America Deserta, 1970-1982, undated
Research materials, 1970-1980, undated
Box Folder
1 1 Papers
Includes: clippings; maps; black-and-white photographs; some manuscript materials.
Box Folder
28 1 Color photograph and slide
1 2 Multiple manuscripts, 1976-1981, undated
Correspondence and printed materials, 1975-1982, undated
Includes notes and some manuscripts.
Box Folder
1 3-4 Papers
Box Folder
27* 1 Oversize map of Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park
Concrete Atlantis, 1877-1987, undated
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence and research, 1963-1985
Letters, notes, manuscript proposal, and printed matter.
2 2 Correspondence, 1982-1986
Most letters regard publication, with some manuscripts.
2 3 Annotated drafts, undated
2 4-6 Manuscript, 1986, undated
2 7 Reviews, 1986-1987
Photographs, undated
Some figures missing.
Box Folder
3 1 Lists and annotated photocopies of photographs
3 2 One set of numbered illustrations
Mostly 5 x 7 black-and-white prints.
3 3-7 Figures 3 to 128
Mostly 8 x 10 black-and-white prints. Some prints with multiple copies.
Box Folder
4 1 Illustrations 1 to 14
4 2 Kellog
4 3-5 Other photographs and contact sheets
Box
29 Color photographs, negatives and slides
Includes MIT Graphic Arts: Photo Department; Figure #199; Kellog.
Illustrations and printed materials, 1953-1984, undated
Box Folder
4 6-9 Papers
Box Folder
27* 2 Oversize
Box Folder
4 10 HAER inventory, 1907-1919
Photocopies of Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) survey records of buildings.
Research materials, 1877-1985
Photocopies of articles and illustrations, printed materials, and manuscripts.
Box Folder
5 1-6 General
Box Folder
25 1 Oversize
Box Folder
6 1 This is tomorrow, 1956, 1987
Photocopy of catalogue, published 1956, plus manuscript outline, dated 1987.
6 2 Megastructure, 1961-1982, undated
Includes proposal, bibliography, notes.
6 3 Visions of Ron Herron, 1984 -1987, undated
Includes photocopies of sketches, notes, letters.
Architecture of the well-tempered environment, 1903, 1967, 1982-1983, undated
Box Folder
6 4-6 Papers and drawings, 1967, 1982-1983, undated
Flatfile
1** Blueprints and sketches, 1903, undated
Los Angeles: the architecture of four ecologies, circa 1970
Box Folder
7 1 Notes, drawings and printed materials
Includes maps and postcards.
7 2-5 Black-and-white photographs and postcards
Box Folder
25 2 Oversize
Box Folder
28 2 Negatives
Box Folder
7 6 Buffalo: an architectural guide, 1978-1987, undated
Research materials including photocopies of articles and illustrations, notes and manuscripts.
High-Tech book project, 1965-1987, undated
Research materials, 1965-1986
Photographs, photocopies of articles and printed materials.
Box Folder
8 1-2 General
Photographs, photocopies of articles and printed materials.
Box Folder
25 3 Oversize
Box Folder
8 3 Correspondence, 1983-1987
8 4 Draft outline, introduction and proposal, 1987
8 5-6 Publications and promotional materials, 1980-1985
Includes promotional packet for Nicholas Grimshaw and partners.
Box Folder
9 1-2 Richard Rogers research, 1977-1986
Photocopies of articles.
Renzo Piano research, undated
See also Box 17.
General
Includes materials relating to FIAT-Lingotto and Torino.
Box Folder
9 3-4 Papers
Photocopies of articles and photographs, some of FIAT in Lingotto and Torino.
Box Folder
28 3 Color photograph
Box Folder
9 5 IRCAM: Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music (Paris, France, 1973-1977)
Fiat VSS experimental vehicle (Turin, Italy, 1978-1980)
Box Folder
9 6 Papers and black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
28 4 Slides
Progetto delle stazioni per la metropolitana genovese (Genova, 1983)
Box Folder
9 7 Papers and black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
28 5 Color photographs
Box Folder
9 8 "Il Prometeo" di L. Nono (Venezia-Milano, 1983-1984)
Piano and Palladio (1986)
Civic and cultural centre: rehabilitation of basilica, Vicenza.
Box Folder
9 9 Papers and black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
25 4 Photocopies of plans and drawings
Industrialized construction system for evolving-type homes (Perugia, Italy, 1978) and One-family homes (Cusago, Milan, Italy, 1972-1974)
Box Folder
9 10 Papers and black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
28 6 Color photographs
Box Folder
9 11 IBM travelling exhibition (1982)
9 12 Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza, Italy, 1984-1985)
Stadio San Nicola (Bari, Italy)
Opened in 1990.
Box Folder
9 13 Black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
28 7 Color photograph
Flatfile
2** Oversize
Box Folder
9 14 Palazetto dello sport (Ravenna, Italy, 1986)
9 15 Cedric Price research, 1979-1987
Clippings, notes, letters and photocopies.


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