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Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling

Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling
James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates. B. Braun Melsungen AG Headquarters and Industrial Complex, Melsungen, Germany, 1993. Giovanni Chiaramonte, photographer. Canadian Centre for Architecture. Gift of Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mirko Zardini, and Giovanna Borasi on the occasion of Phyllis Lambert's 80th birthday © Giovanni Chiaramonte.
James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates. B. Braun Melsungen AG Headquarters and Industrial Complex, Melsungen, Germany, 1993. Giovanni Chiaramonte, photographer. Canadian Centre for Architecture. Gift of Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mirko Zardini, and Giovanna Borasi on the occasion of Phyllis Lambert's 80th birthday © Giovanni Chiaramonte.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is currently exhibiting the work of British architect James Frazer Stirling in their Main Galleries from May 15 – October 14, 2012. In addition to practicing, Stirling was a Yale School of Architecture professor as well as a Pritzker Prize laureate. The work showcased encompasses a variety of mediums employed by Stirling throughout his career. See samples of the exhibition after the break.

Portrait of James Stirling. Ray Williams, photographer. Gelatin silver print, 18.8 x 21.4 cm. James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture © Ray Williams James Stirling (Firm). History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, England (1963–1967). Ezra Stoller, photographer. James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture © Esto James Frazer Stirling. Stiff Dom-ino Housing, theoretical project (1951): cut-away axonometric view with hinged windows. James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture © CCA Notes From the Archive: James Frazer Stirling. Installation view at the CCA. © CCA, Montréal. + 11

Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling features more than 500 original architectural drawings, models, videos and photographs. The exhibition aims to deepen knowledge of Stirling’s unique approach to the design process, underline the fundamental importance of historical and modernist references in his work and demonstrate continuity in his thinking throughout his career, from his early years as a student to his final projects. It offers the potential for the re-evaluation of Stirling’s work, considering the often radical shifts influenced by a broad architectural vocabulary spanning from traditional vernacular to modernist sources, as well from Neoclassicism to Brutalism movements, through the presentation of both built and unbuilt projects.” – CCA

James Stirling (Firm). History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, England (1963–1967). Ezra Stoller, photographer. James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture © Esto
James Stirling (Firm). History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, England (1963–1967). Ezra Stoller, photographer. James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture © Esto

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Cite: Tim Winstanley. "Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling" 10 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/242847/notes-from-the-archive-james-frazer-stirling/> ISSN 0719-8884
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