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DES.1982.0002.000603297

CIAM Collection, 1928-1970: An Inventory.

Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: DES.1982.0002.000603297
Repository: Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Creator: Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne
Title: The CIAM Collection: An Inventory.
Date(s): 1928-1970
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, photographs and ephemera related to the International Congress of Modern Architecture, drawn from the files of Josep Lluís Sert, who was both a founding member of the organization and its president (1947-1956).

Acquisition Information:

Immediate source of acquisition: Gifts of Josep Lluís Sert, 1981, and Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, 1982.

Processing Information:

Processed by Mary Daniels

Conditions on Use and Access:

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Biography

The founding of CIAM (Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne) in 1928 has been cited as the beginning of the "academic" phase of modern architecture. The organization and its membership were extraordinarily influential in the development of contemporary architectural and urban planning theory. Through its congresses and publications, CIAM served as an international forum for progressive theoreticians and practitioners in design.

Arrangement

The CIAM Collection is composed of Series A (Organizational Records), Series B (Congress Material), Series C (Correspondence), Series D (Photographs) and Series E (Miscellanea).

Scope and Contents

The CIAM Collections includes correspondence files and manuscript material related to the planning and proceedings of the organization's conferences (1928-1956) as well as organizational files and photographs.

Container List

Personal Names Index

Corporate Names Index

Conference Names Index

Titles Index

LC Topical Headings Index

Geographic Names Index

Genre / Form Index

AAT Terms Index


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