Gunnar Birkerts papers: 1930-2017
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Writings [subseries]

The Writings subseries within the Professional Papers series contains a few of Birkerts' many writings. Some of the pieces relate to specific buildings (particularly the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Domino's Farms), while others deal with concepts such as design methodology and the "architecture of response." Also included are a few pieces of Birkerts' poetry about his architecture, as well as an article he wrote about Alvar Aalto.

 
By Gunnar Birkerts
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"Supergraphics," sent to Progressive Architecture 1968
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Miscellaneous circa 1960s
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"Statement of Philosophy," 1976
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"Defining a Design Methodology-The Architecture of Response," sent to Architectural Record 1977
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Response (8/11/77) to Paul Heyer, author of Architects on Architecture
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"Metaphor in Design," sent to Decade 1978
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Miscellaneous circa 1970s
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"Aalto's Design Methodology," Architecture and Urbanism May 1983
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Regarding the Federal Reserve Bank circa 1983
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Regarding Domino's Farms 1986
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"Gunnar Birkerts on 'Domino's Tower'," 1988
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Poetry circa 1980s
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Manifestos, Thoughts and Sayings 1980s-1990s
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Miscellaneous circa 1980s-1990s
 
Office Brochures
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First Brochure -- Birkerts & Straub circa 1962
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AIA Submission 1976
 
By Others about Birkerts
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1973-1989, undated
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1990-1998, undated
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By Sven Peter Birkerts, Birkerts' son 1982-1989
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By Martin Schwartz, Draft Essays (2007) for Gunnar Birkerts: Metaphoric Modernist, by Schwartz and Sven Birkerts 2009 (1 compact discs ((text on CD)))