Gunnar Birkerts papers: 1930-2017
full text File Size: 995 K bytes | how to request materials

 
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Publications [subseries]

The Publications sub-series, includes source material and correspondence related to two books about Birkerts. Sources Used for Publication, contains some of Birkerts' speeches, lectures, interviews and writings which were used in the production of two books, Kay Kaiser's The Architecture of Gunnar Birkerts and Gunnar Birkerts' Gunnar Birkerts: Buildings, Projects and Thoughts 1960-1985. There are also a few pieces of correspondence which give insight as to how these materials were used in the creation of the books. A few of the materials (noted by an * or a #) can be heard on the corresponding audiotapes or videotapes, which are listed in the Audio-Visual Materials series. The book Gunnar Birkerts: Metafore ed espansioni sotterranee (1988), by Kay Kaiser, can also be found in the Publications subseries. It is enclosed in its original packaging for the Italian market and demonstrates Birkerts' reputation in Italy, where he has had projects in Torino, Florence, Milan and Venice.

 
Sources Used for Publications
 
Used by Kay Kaiser for her book The Architecture of Gunnar Birkerts (2 folders)
Box   6  
Gunnar Birkerts on why he left Eero Saarinen February 6, 1990
Box   6  
"Gunnar Birkerts: A Steady Influence in a City of Turmoil," Interview for Dichotomy (University of Detroit)-1982
Box   6  
Two Lectures undated
Box   6  
"Design: The Critical Years," Toronto April 16, 1974
Box   6  
Draft of "Supergraphics," sent to Progressive Architecture 1968
Box   6  
Lecture undated
Box   6  
Excerpt from Bob DeHaven's Theory Seminar April 19, 1983
Box   6  
"Where Have We Come Since the Mid 60s?" August 11, 1977
Box   6  
"2001," sent to Architecture and Urbanism 1984
Box   6  
Opinion about the Next Architecture undated
Box   6  
From a Letter to Donald Canty, Editor AIA Journal-- "1981-2001," April 1981
Box   6  
Lecture-University of Michigan-"The Virtue of Individuality," September 23, 1985

(*)

Box   6  
"Talking to Myself . . ," November 29, 1985
Box   6  
Four pages from University of Illinois, Plym Forum III March 14, 1983

(*)

Box   6  
Interview with Bob Bauer for Michigan Alumnus September 30, 1987
Box   6  
Interview with Yasser Mansour October 15, 1988

(*)

Box   6  
Interview with Yasser Mansour December 31, 1988

(*)

Box   6  
Academic Lecture undated
Box   6  
Student Seminar Lecture, University of Michigan 1978
Box   6  
Academic Lecture, University of Michigan-"The Creative Process in Architecture," January 22, 1980
Box   6  
"On the Road to Roma," Recording to help William Marlin on the GA2 Writing circa 1981
Box   6  
"How can I stay true to the modern movement . . ," undated
Box   6  
"Gunnar Birkerts: World Renown Architect and Winner of a National Educators Award," Q & A Architecture, California Polytechnic State University March 15, 1990
 
Used by Gunnar Birkerts for his book Gunnar Birkerts: Buildings, Projects and Thoughts 1960-1985
Box   6  
Lecture, Columbia University-"On Methodology," 1981
Box   6  
"Aalto's Design Methodology," Architecture and Urbanism May 1983
Box   6  
"Eero Saarinen and his Works," Interview with Tsukasa Yamashita for Architecture and Urbanism 1984
 
Publications Correspondence
Box   6  
1963-1995
Box   6  
Who's Who Publications and Professional Directories 1973-1998
Box   6  
The Architecture of Gunnar Birkerts by Kay Kaiser, The AIA Press 1987-1990
Box   6  
Domino's Mansion by Gordon Bugbee, PROBE Press 1987-1988
Box   6  
Kaiser, Kay. Gunnar Birkerts: Metafore ed espansioni sotterranee. Torino & Milano, Italy: Testo & Imagine, 1998. Copy packaged for the Italian market