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Bernard Rudofsky papers, ca. 1910-1987

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Finding aid for the Bernard Rudofsky papers, ca. 1910-1987
Series I. Working papers, ca. 1910-1987 17.6 linear feet (7 boxes, 23 flat file folders, 1 roll)
Series contains 56 notebooks dense with writings and pencil drawings, and magazine articles by and about Rudofsky. Designs include his magazine cover designs, and circa 150 drawings, primarily building studies, done in watercolor, pencil and crayon. Plans, sketches and photographs document his building projects in Brazil, Italy and the United States. Other materials include his illustrated lectures, photographs of exhibition installations organized by Rudofsky, examples of fashion design, and a copy of of his doctoral dissertation.
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1-4 Working notebooks
56 notebooks, densely written with drawings.
Box Folder
5 1 Dissertation
5 2 Lectures - Tokyo, 1931
Eine primitive Betonbauweise auf den südlichen Kykladen, nebst dem versuch einer Datierung derselben.
5 3 Lectures - Copenhagen, 1975
5 4 Lectures - Provincetown, Virginia, Tallahassee, Bennington, Toronto
5 5 Manuscripts of articles for Horizon and Cooper-Hewitt
5 6 Eight articles by Rudofsky photocopied from Horizon
5 7 "Golden eye" exhibition announcement
5 8 Two sketchbooks
total of 52 pencil and 13 watercolor drawings (see also oversize for more drawings).
5 9 Fabric swatches
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6 1 Casa Oro, Naples, 1936
29 photographs of structure and architectural drawings.
6 2 Tennis club, Naples, ca. 1930s
9 photographs of models and architectural drawings.
6 3 Casa a Procida, Italy, ca. 1930s
7 photographs of models.
6 4 Casa Arnstein, São Paulo, 1940
12 photographs of models and structure.
6 5 Casa Frontini, São Paulo, 1940
14 photographs of structure. [House for Dr. Virgilio Frontini.]
6 6 Swiss watch shop, São Paulo, ca. 1938-1941
4 photographs of exterior and interior.
6 7 U.S. Pavilion, Brussels Universal Exposition, 1957-1958
21 photographs of pavilion and model.
6 8 Carmel House, Bloomfield Hills, ca. 1962
2 photographs of exterior of house for Jim Carmel.
6 9 House garden, Long Island, n.d.
4 photographs of exterior garden.
6 10 Bernardo sandals, ca. 1950s
21 photographs of live models and manikins wearing sandals.
6 11 Stimulus fabric, n.d.
5 photographs of fabric designed by Rudofsky.
6 12 "Are clothes modern?" 1944
14 photographs of live models and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) installation.
6 13 "The Third Rome" in Architectural Review, 1951
37 photographs of Rome.
6 14 "Textiles U.S.A.," 1956
8 photographs of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) installation.
6 15 "Japanese vernacular graphics," 1961
11 photographs of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) installation.
6 16 "Roads," 1961
9 photographs of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) installation.
6 17 "Architecture without architects," 1964
1 photograph of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) installation.
6 18 "Now I lay me down to eat," 1980
2 photographs of Cooper-Hewitt installation.
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25* 1-2 Drawings
38 watercolor sketches of Istanbul, 1925 and France, 1926.
25* 3 Drawings
15 sheets with pencil and crayon drawings on recto and verso, drawn during Rudofsky's pre-school days.
25* 4 Designs
3 sheets of geometric patterns done in crayon.
25* 5 Journal articles
"Una casa a Procida: dell'arch. Bernhard Rudofsky" in Casabella September 1937 (2 sets of clippings) and "Der wohltemperierte Wohnhof" in Umriss 1/86.
25* 6 Journal articles
Photocopies of articles by or about Rudofsky, including "The Third Rome" in Architectural Review, July 1951.
25* 7 Fashion tearsheets
30 sheets of Rudofsky fashion designs and reviews of "Are clothes modern?"
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1-11** Architectural drawings
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1** Tennis Club, Naples, 1935
2 perspectives, pencil and crayon.
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2** Casa Oro, Naples 1935
10 drawings: elevations, plans, axonometric views.
3 pencil drawings on tracing paper.
4 ink drawings on tracing paper.
2 crayon drawings and 1 pencil drawing.
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1** Casa Oro, Naples ca. 1935
1 ink drawing: elevation.
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3** Teatrum Nudum, 1936
4 ink drawings on tracing paper: 3 elevations, 1 plan.
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4** Casa Frontini, São Paulo, 1939-1941
3 drawings on 4 sheets.
1 (ink?) drawing on 2 sheets of tracing paper.
1 pencil drawing on tracing paper: view of courtyard.
1 ink drawing on paper: cross section through courtyard.
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5** Casa Frontini, São Paulo, 1939-1941
2 blueprints: plans.
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6** Casa Arnstein, São Paulo, 1939-1941
1 blueprint: plan, plus 3 copies.
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7** Casa Cuaruja, Feb - Mar 1940
6 drawings on tracing paper:
5 ink drawings numbered D1-D4 and R-8: plans, sections, elevations; and 1 pencil sketch of elevation.
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8** Carmel house (Bloomfield Hills, MI), garden design, 1962
4 pencil drawings on tracing paper: plans.
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9** Exhibition design: Architecture without architects, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 1964
4 drawings on tracing paper:
1 pencil drawing: section through elevation; and 3 ink drawings: plans.
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10** Exhibition design: Architecture without architects, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 1964
1 blackline drawing: plan.
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11** Rudofsky house (Frigiliana, Spain), 1969-1971
4 ink drawings on tracing paper: plans elevations, sections.
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12-20** Travel drawings, 1927-1940, undated
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12** Italy, 1927
10 watercolors (Bologna, Fiesole, Firenze (Florence), Siena, Anacona, and unidentified).
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13** Greece (Santorini), 1929
2 mounted watercolors.
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14** Greece (Santorini), 1929
2 mounted watercolors.
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15** Greece (Santorini), 1929
5 watercolors.
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16** Italy (Sicily and Venice), 1931
9 watercolors.
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17** Capri, 1932
9 watercolors.
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18** Unidentified, 1933
2 watercolors.
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19** Brazil, ca. 1939-1940
4 watercolors.
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20** Unidentified, undated
8 watercolors.
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21-23** Other designs
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21** Figure drawings, ca. 1943-1944
2 drawings for Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibit, Are clothes modern?
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22** Magazine covers, 1943, undated
10 (?) cover designs:
New Pencil Points, 6 covers, 1943, undated.
Interiors, 3 covers, 1946-1947.
Empire State Architect, 1 cover, undated.
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23** Poster for Sparta Sybaris exhibit, MAK, Vienna, 1987
1 poster in 4 parts.


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