Center of Contemporary Architecture Media Collection A Collection in Special Collections

Center of Contemporary Architecture Media Collection, 2000-2003 Ms.2011.026

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Sherrie A. Bowser

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2011.026
Title
Center of Contemporary Architecture Media Collection,2000-20092000-2003
Quantity
1.5 Cubic Feet
Creator
Center of Contemporary Architecture
source
Korobina, Irina Mikhailovna
Language
Russian .
Abstract
The Center of Contemporary Architecture, a cultural non-governmental organization in Moscow, produced a weekly television series (2001-2004) titled Architecture Gallery which was supported by the Ford Foundation and authored and narrated by Irina Korobina. This collection contains selected videos from the Architecture Gallery television program produced by the C:CA. Also present are DVDs of other films produced by the C:CA, "Ivan Leonidov, the Architect" and "Netherlands' Coasts."

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Center of Contemporary Architecture Media Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

The films are still under the copyright of the Center of Contemporary Architecture.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Center of Contemporary Architecture Media Collection, Ms2011-026, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Center of Contemporary Architecture Media Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2005. An addition was received in 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Center of Contemporary Architecture Media Collection was completed in March 2011. Finding Aid updated December 2011 to incorporate an addition to the collection.


Historical Note

Center of Contemporary Architecture (C:CA) was founded in Moscow (2001) by the Russian Academy for Architecture and Building Science, Moscow Architectural Institute (MArchl), and State Institute of Art as a cultural non-governmental organization. Its mission is to support innovative trends in Russian architecture, serve as a point for creative activity in Russian architecture, develop a public consciousness regarding issues in architecture, and foster professional connections. It has been headed by Irina Korobina since its founding in 2001.

One of the C:CA's activities was the production of a weekly television series (2001-2004) titled Architecture Gallery which was supported by the Ford Foundation and authored and narrated by Irina Korobina. Episodes focused on issues such as urban development of European cities (especially Moscow), portraits of the world's and Russia's star architects, information on architectural events in Moscow and international events such as the Venice Biennale and the Pritzker Prize.

For more detail about the organization and its activities you can visit its English language webpage here .

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains selected videos from the Architecture Gallery television program produced by the C:CA and under the supervision of C:CA Director Irina Korobina. Also present are DVDs of other films produced by the C:CA, "Ivan Leonidov, the Architect" and "Netherlands' Coasts." Leonidov was a prominent figure in the Soviet Avant-Garde movement.

The videos are on VHS with a converted copy to allow playback on United States VCRs. The materials are in Russian although the converted VHS tapes have English titles.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Korobina, Irina Mikhailovna
  • Women -- History

Container List

box 1
Architecture Gallery, Episodes #46, 69, 23-26, 72, VHS
(2000)
Contents: 2/6/1999 Inauguration of Architecture Gallery #46 - "Inauguration of Center of Contemporary Architecture" #69 - "Uryupinsk" #23-26 - "8th Architecture Biennale, Venice" #72 - "Architecture Gallery Program 100"
box 1
Architecture Gallery, Episodes #92,99,19, 30, 42, 51, 65, 84, VHS
(2000)
Contents: #92 - "Women in Architecture" #99 - Studio "Start" #19 - "Architecture as Sculpture" #30 - "Zaha Hadid" #42 - "Architectural Whims" #51 - "Architecture in Sci-Fi Movies" #65 - "Chairs" #84 - "Public Sculpture"
box 1
Architecture Gallery, "Markinsky Theatre," VHS
2003
box 1
Architecture Gallery, "Moscow Games," VHS
box 1
Architecture Gallery, "Project Next," VHS
box 1
Architecture Gallery, "Soviet Avant-Garde," VHS
Contents: Konstantin Melnikov Ivan Leonidov House of the Narkomfin Siberian Constructivism Fantasies of Iakov Chernikhov
box 1
Architecture Gallery, "Starchitects in Moscow,"VHS
Contents: Vladimir Plotkin, TPO Reserv Alexander Skokan, Ostozhenka Mikhail Khazanov, Kurort Project Andrei Bokov, MNIIPOKOS Boris Shabunin Sergey Tkachenko Boris Leviant, ABD Architects Yuri Grigorian, Project MEGANOM
box 1
Architecture Gallery, "Starchitects in the World," VHS
Contents: Rem Koolhaas Hans Hollein Renzo Piano Zaha Hadid Kisho Kurokawa Santiago Calatrava Norman Foster Rem Koolhaas in Moscow
box 1
"Netherlands' Coasts," DVD
2009Russian language with partial English.
Scope and Content

Produced by the C:CA and starring the author of the film Dr. Irina Korobina, Director of the State Museum of Architecture in Moscow.

Film attempts to discover the attractiveness of contemporary architecture of the Netherlands. Architects featured include: Rem Koolhass, Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Michiel Riedijk, Kas Oosterhuis, Adriaan Geuze, Rene Van Zuuk, and many others.

box 1
TV Film, "Ivan Leonidov, The Architect," DVD