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Daniel Libeskind papers, 1968-1992

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Libeskind (Daniel) Papers
Series II. Lectures, Manuscripts, Publications and Student Work, 1970-1990 ca. 17 boxes ca. 9.5 lin. ft.
This series is comprised of papers related to teaching and to publications, 1970-1990, as the two often intersected. It is arranged chronologically.
Series 2A. Lectures, Manuscripts, and Publications, 1970-1990 3.5 box(es) ca. 2.5 lin. ft.
Notebooks, lectures, manuscripts directly or loosely related to his teaching, 1970-1990. Transparencies in Series 3 may have been used in conjunction with Libeskind's teaching materials.
box
10 B.Arch thesis, Collage
10 1 Collage, Spring 1970
1 bound copy of Collage - An Architectural Methodology; thesis presented for B.Arch. at Cooper Union School of Architecture, 1970; with plastic binding in clear plastic cover; 23 x 28.5 cm.; 35 pgs.; n.s.; English.
10 2 Collage, Spring 1970
2 copies of Collage - An Architectural Methodology; thesis presented for B. Arch. at Cooper Union School of Architecture, 1970; 1 copy stapled; 1 copy missing title page; 22 x 28 cm.; n.s.; English.
10 3 Notebook, 1974
1 blue lecture notebook; spiral-bound; 16 x 24 cm.; roughly 80 pgs.
10 4 Loose notebooks pages, 1974
Pages from the inside front and back covers of 1974 notebook [see Box 2, Folder 3].
10 5 Notebook, ca. 1974
1 blue lecture notebook; spiral-bound; 16 x 24 cm.; roughly 80 pgs. with a few loose sheets inserted between pages.
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11 Manuscripts and Lectures, 1979-1989
11 1 End Space, from Micromegas, 1979
Written at Cranbrook Academy of Art; 2 pgs.; photocopy of galley.
11 2 Cranbrook, Department of Architecture: Theoretical Orientation and Teaching Method, Sept 1981
Written at Cranbrook Academy of Art; 3 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
11 3 Piranesi and My Work, 1981
Written at Cranbrook Academy of Art; 4 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
11 4 Untitled, lecture, ca. 1981
Written shortly after publication of From Zero to Infinity; transcript of lecture; 37 pp.; typed.
11 5 The Silence of the Sirens, 1982
Written at Cranbrook Academy of Art; delivered to A.S.C.A. National Teacher's Conference, Quebec 1982; 3 pgs. typed: 1 pgs. of text, 2 pgs. of descriptions of illustrations.
11 6 Unoriginal Signs, from Chamberworks, 1983
Written at Cranbrook Academy of Art; 2 pgs.; photocopy of book pages.
11 7 The Lamentable Center: for Peter Eisenman, 1984
4 drafts:
Draft 1:
23 pgs, photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures and notations
Draft 2:
18 pgs., typed with erasures and notations
Draft 3:
18 pgs., photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures and notations
Draft 4:
20 pgs., photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures and notations
box folder
11 8 The Maladicta of Style, 1984
Written at Cranbrook Academy of Art; 4 pgs.; typed and photocopies of typed manuscript.
11 9 Perspective: Emblem of Sacrifice, 1984
9 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
11 10 Untitled, "Disbelieve nothing abysmal," 1984
Written at Cranbrook Academy of Art; 3 pgs.: 1 pgs. of text, 1 pgs. of descriptions of illustrations, 1 pgs. of sketches of plates; photocopies of typed manuscript.
11 11 Deus ex Machina/Machina ex Deo: Aldo Rossi's Theatre of the World, 1984
Also Rossi's Theatre of the World; 27 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript with notations.
11 12 Nouvelles Impressions d'Architecture, 1984
15 pgs.; typed and photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures and notations.
11 13 Countersign, Sept 1985
Delivered in Toronto; 3 drafts.
Draft 1:
6 pgs., typed manuscript
Draft 2:
7 pgs., typed with erasures and notations
Draft 3:
6 pgs., photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures and notations
box folder
11 14 Architecture Intermundium, 1 Apr 1987
Transcripts of introduction and lecture delivered at University of Chicago, School of Architecture, 1987 Spring Lecture Series; photocopies: introduction by Stanley Tigerman, 2 pgs.; lecture, 23 pgs.
11 15 Documents and Projects, Vol. 4: Sudliches Tiergartenvertel 40, 9 Sept 1987
Information provided to IBA for documentation for urban Villa on Lützowplatz, Berlin; written in Milano; 1 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
11 16 Report on the Project, for City Edge, 1987
2 copies, 3 pgs. each; photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures and notations.
11 17 Dedication to Aldo Rossi, Mar 1988
Written in Milan; 1 pgs.; typed with erasures and corrections.
11 18 Untitled, list of names for Line of Fire, 1988
3 sets; typed and photocopies of typed manuscript.
Set 1:
4 pgs., typed [pg. 4 is missing]
Set 2:
5 pgs., photocopies of typed manuscript
Set 3:
5 pgs., photocopies of typed manuscript with pencil notation
photocopy of typeface
1 pgs., Caslon Bold 28 pt.
box folder
11 19 Three Lessons About Architecture, 1988
Published for the Biennale; written in Milan; 2 sets; typed and photocopies of typed manuscript.
Set 1:
6 pgs., photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures and corrections
Set 2:
5 pgs., photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures and corrections
"Synopsis of Biennale,"
2 pgs., photocopies of typed manuscript with pencil notation
box folder
11 20 Between the Lines, 5 Dec 1989
Transcript of lecture delivered at Hanover University; 3 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
box
32* Manuscripts and Lectures
32* 1 Untitled Lecture, "Very nice to be here." 22 Nov 1990
Lecture delivered at Jan van Eyk Akademie; 13 pgs.; oversized photocopies of typed manuscript with corrections.
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12 Manuscripts
12 1 The Four Texts, n.d.
4 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript with erasures.
12 2 Novantiqua Berlin,, n.d.
For urban Villa on Lützowplatz, Berlin; 1 pgs.; computer printed.
12 3 The Origin of the Orders,, n.d.
6 pgs. doubled-sided; handwritten notebook pages.
12 4 Problem of the Corner,, n.d.
5 pgs. doubled-sided; handwritten notebook pages.
12 5 Space and Imagination,, n.d.
38 pgs.; including notes and bibliography; typed manuscript with erasures and notations.
12 6 "Whims, Musings, Fragments, with Jeffrey Kipnis,", n.d.
19 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
12 7 Untitled, "Contemporary Architecture and Theory of Planning," n.d.
2 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
12 8 Untitled,"Sand falling silently into towers," n.d.
2 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
12 9 Untitled, "The whole world is talking about," n.d.
20 pgs.; double-sided; handwritten pages [pg. 23 has small note attached].
12 10 Untitled, "You must be sitting and wondering," n.d.
3 sets of 11 pgs.; photocopies of typed manuscript.
12 11 Untitled, "History is universal history," n.d.
3 pgs.; handwritten notes on lined paper [heavily creased].
12 12 Untitled, "Danger to desire," n.d.
2 pgs.; handwritten notes on ivory paper [heavily creased].
box
32* Oversize Manuscripts
32* 2 Untitled, "Shapes exist in fragments." n.d.
3 pgs.; enlarged photocopies of typed manuscript [heavily creased].
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12 Manuscripts, printed matter
12 13 Intermediate Unit 9,documentation of student work, 1975-1976
Architectural Association, School of Architecture; 8 exemplars; printed brochures.
12 14 Intermediate Unit 9,documentation of student work, 1976-1977
Architectural Association, School of Architecture; 5 exemplars; printed brochures.
12 15 A Meditation on a New Science of Writing from Memory, by Donald Phillip Verene, Nov 1987
Prepared for inclusion in the volume documenting Libeskind's machine destroyed in the Geneva museum fire; 2 sets; photocopies of typed manuscript; 11 pgs. each.
Series 2B. Student Work, 1980-1984 13.5 box(es) ca. 7 lin. ft.
Primarily 8" x 10" b/w photographs of Libeskind's students' work during his tenure as Head of the Department of Architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art. There are some manuscripts and notebooks relating to his book projects.
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13 Student work, B
13 1 Donald Bates
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs of:
"Fizzles," 1981-1983
various drawings, 1982
"Rebus" series, 1983
various b/w photographic reproductions of pages from sketchbooks photographs, color and b/w photocopies and text
b/w photographic reproductions of pages from sketchbooks, 1981-1983
folder
2 Tom Buck
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
ink drawings, 1981
ink drawings, 1982
wood models, 1982
ink drawings, 1983
ink drawings, 1981
Color and b/w photocopies, and blueprints of various, 1981-1983
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14 Student work, B-H
14 1 Raoul Bunschoten
2.75 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Van Gogh's Shoes," 1981
"Carrying his landscape," 1982
"Shrine," 1982
"The Steadying of the Eye," 1982
"Window," 1982
"Dutch Landscape," 1983
"Having the landscape," 1983
"Triad," 1983
various, 1983
color and b/w photocopies and text, 1981-1983
box folder
14 2 Karl Chu
1.5 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Pendulum," 1982
"Antwerp," n.d.
various, n.d.
box folder
14 3 Thomas Figgins
1 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Suburban House with Permanent Shadows," n.d.
various, n.d.
box
15 Student work, F-H
15 1 Ken Fukushima
1 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Means of Egress," 1983
"na mo shiramu," 1983
"One who gives," 1983
box folder
15 2 Meton Gadelha
1 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Inside the square," 1980
"Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center," 1980
"Palladio's Rotonda [sic]," 1980
"Tlön, uqbar, orbis, tertius," 1981;
"Mirror and glass," n.d.
box folder
15 3 Fumio Hatano
1 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Project #1 Flat House," ca. 1980-1983
various, n.d.
box folder
15 4 Atsuko Hayashi
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w, and color, project photographs.
"Composition Exercise," n.d.;
"Composition in space," n.d.;
"Nightmare," n.d.
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16 Student work, L-M
16 1 Hal Laessing
1 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Views of Newark," drawings, ca. 1981-1983
"Views of Newark," models, ca. 1981-1983
various, n.d.
box folder
16 2 Cordova Lee
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Invisible cities, et al.," ca. 1981-1983
various, n.d.
letter to Steve [Abbott?], 15 Nov 1983
box folder
16 3 Mark Loftus
1 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs of various, n.d.
16 4 Katsuhiko Muramoto
3 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
drawings, ca. 1981-1983
models, ca. 1981-1983
b/w contact prints
ms. with photocopies of drawings and models, ca. 1983
ms. with photocopies of drawings and models, ca. 1983
business card of printer
box
17 Student work, N-S
17 1 Ben Nicholson
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"The engagement," ca. 1981-1983
"Grunewald House," ca. 1981-1983
"Magritte," ca. 1981-1983
"Munch House," ca. 1981-1983
"Tanguy," ca. 1981-1983
handwritten note to Steve [Abbott?]
various, ca. 1981-1983
box folder
17 2 Steve Parcell
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Bellevues," 1982
"Place Setting," 1982
"Rendezvous," 1982
"Double Intention," 1983
"The Same Face," 1983
"Obscure Dance," 1983
various, n.d.
box folder
17 3 Jesse Reiser
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Grotto," 1981
"Construction after," 1981
"Drawing for Equinox Ballet," 1982
"Mnemonic Architecture," 1982
"Decan Figures," 1983
various, n.d.
box folder
17 4 John Sandell
1.5 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Sediments 1," ca. 1981-1983
various, n.d.
box
18 Student work, S-T
18 1 Bahram Shirdell
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs of various, n.d.
18 2 Koichiro Tanaka
1 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Box Man," 1983
"Infinite Tranquility," 1984
various, n.d.
box folder
18 3 William Taylor
2.5 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Manhattan Project," ca. 1980
"Mondrian in the City," ca. 1980
various, 1980
box folder
18 4 Thavatchi Teriphirom
1.5 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"Dwelling of Absence," 1982
various, n.d.
box
19 Student work, T-Y
19 1 Syn Thanapura
1.5 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographs.
"The Urban World," ca. 1981-1983
various, n.d.
box folder
19 2 Jim Williamson
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographic reproductions.
"Garden," 1982
"Sections through," 1982
"The Broad Walk," 1983
"The Hunter's Night," 1983
"Hôtel de l'Étoile," 1983
"My Words Echo," 1983
"Primrose," 1983
"That was a way," 1983
box folder
19 3 Joseph Wong
2 cm.; 8 x 10" b/w project photographic reproductions.
drawings, n.d.
models, n.d.
1 p. manuscript, n.d.
box folder
19 4 Kazuo Yamabe
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. b/w project photographic reproductions.
"9 squares & ma," ca. 1980
"Project 2, House," ca. 1980
box
20 Student work, unidentified
20 1 Student project photographs
3 cm.; 8 x 10 in. unidentified b/w project photographic reproductions of student work; separated into sets by specific projects; if there are similarities to a particular student's work, it is noted.
20 2 Student Project Photographs
2 cm.; 8 x 10 in. unidentified b/w project photographic reproductions of student work; separated into sets by media; if there are similarities to a particular student's work, it is noted.
box
21 Student work
21 1 Documentation of Student Projects
Ca. 4 cm.; reproduction; photocopies of manuscripts and photocopies of student projects, some also appear in Finnish catalog, Symbol and Interpretation.
Thomas Figgins
Meton Gadelha
Atsuko Hayashi
Cordova Lee
Benjamin Nicholson
Steve Parcell
Bahram Shirdel
Thavatchai Teriyaphirom
Kazuo Yamabe
box folder
21 2 Book Project
Reproduction; photocopies of manuscripts and photocopies of student projects (ca. 2 cm.); 8 x 10 in. color photograph proof sheets (3 items).
21 3 List of student projects from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Lotus 32)
Original; 3 pgs. handwritten, itemized list of student projects; pencil and ink on paper; 20 x 28.5 cm.; n.s.; n.d.; English.
box
22 Projects while at Cranbrook
22 1 Eliel Saarinen Cranbrook design
8 x 10 in. b/w photographs.
preliminary model for Cranbrook School for Boys (3 items), labeled on reverse, 1981-1982
aerial view of Cranbrook (1 item), pencil sketch, labeled on reverse, 1926
box folder
22 2 Symbol and Interpretation
8 x 10 in. b/w photographs of materials related to Symbol & Interpretation at unidentified location [9 items]; views of models and drawings on display; n.s.; one item shows exhibition dated 1979.
22 3 Symbol & Interpretation at Swedish Museum
8 x 10 in. b/w photographs of materials related to Symbol & Interpretation at the Swedish Museum of Architecture (5 items); views of models and drawings on display; n.s.; n.d.; cataloging code [?] on lower right obverse, and also on reverse of each photo.
22 4 "Horizon implies here and beyond"
14 x 35.5 cm. b/w photographs (5 items); 15 x 13 cm. placard with text (1 item), first line cited above; possibly related to an exhibition, or class project; n.s.; n.d.; English.
22 5 2 color photocopies of drawings
Reproduction; color photocopies mounted on board (2 items); one item labeled on reverse, "1"; second itme labeled on reverse "3"; 10 x 6.5 in.; n.s.; n.d.
box
23 Projects while at Cranbrook, and Student work
23 1 "Shapes exist in fragments"
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs (6 items) of drawings and models; photocopy of text on paper (2 items); n.s.; n.d.; English.
23 2 Thomas Figgins
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs (1 item) of drawing; name with label on reverse; n.d.; English [dimension in pencil marked on obverse].
23 3 Meton Gadelha
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs of drawings; name with label on reverse; n.d.; English.
Project #1 (1 item)
Project #2 (1 item)
box folder
23 4 Fumio Hatano
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs of drawings; name with label on reverse; n.d.; English [two have dimensions in pencil marked on reverse].
Project #1 (1 item)
Analytic Project #1 (2 items)
Project #2 (2 items)
box folder
23 5 Thavatchi Teriphirom
11 x 14 in. b/w photograph of drawing (1 item); and placard (1 item), 15 x 8 cm.; n.s.; n.d.; English.
23 6 Syn Thanapura
11 x 14 in. b/w photograph of drawings; name with label on reverse; n.d.; English.
Project 1 (2 item)
Project II (1 item)
box
24 Projects at Cranbrook
24 1 Project 1 Model A
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs of drawings and models (9 items); label with title on reverse; n.d.
24 2 Project 1 Model B
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs of drawings and models (8 items); label with title on reverse; n.d.
24 3 Project 1 Model C
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs of models (4 items); label with title on reverse; n.d.
24 4 Project 2 Model A
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs of models (2 items); label with title on reverse; n.d.
24 5 Project 2 Model B
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs of models (3 items); label with title on reverse; n.d.
24 6 Project 3
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs (10 items) of drawings and models; photocopy of text on paper (1 item); n.s.; n.d.; English.
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25 Projects at Cranbrook
25 1 Project 4, Mask House II
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs (13 items) of drawings and models; photocopy of text on paper (1 item); n.s.; n.d.; English.
25 2 B/W Photographs [of Cranbrook Model?]
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs (10 items) of model [of Cranbrook Academy of Art ?]; n.s.; n.d.
25 3 B/W Photographs
11 x 14 in. b/w photographs (9 items) of drawings; n.s.; n.d.
box folder
33* 1 Meton Gadehla
Project photographs and photographic print on paper, 46 x 41 cm. and smaller; name on reverse; n.d.; English.
b/w photographs of models (3 items)
b/w photographic print (1 item).
box folder
33* 2 Bahram Shirdel
8 x 10 in. b/w photograph on paper; two sheets joined with masking tape; n.s.; n.d.
33* 3 B/W photographic print
Photographic print on paper, 16 x 20 in.; n.s; n.d.


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