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A Lifetime of Collecting: Pietro M. Bardi and Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive

A Lifetime of Collecting: Pietro M. Bardi and Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive Abstract Thirty years after its creation, this article provides insights into the Instituto Bardi’s archive, responsible for over 40,000 items from Lina Bo and Pietro Maria Bardi’s collection. It discusses the Bardi couple’s intention of creating an archive within the space of their dwelling as part of a broader preservation plan of their design, which involved the foundation of a cultural institution and the historical listing of their residence, Casa de Vidro, in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, along with the furniture and artwork within it. Furthermore, this essay discusses the main challenges faced in the establishment and operation of an architectural archive in the Brazilian cultural, economic and political context, as well as the dynamics involved in the preservation of its items in parallel to the dissemination of Lina and Pietro’s oeuvre. In addition to discussing and examining matters specific to the Bardis’ archive collection, this essay raises questions of archival systematization that need to be addressed according to specific situations, such as accessibility of the contents, loan policies, and financial stability. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

A Lifetime of Collecting: Pietro M. Bardi and Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive

Architecture and Culture , Volume 9 (3): 22 – Jul 3, 2021

A Lifetime of Collecting: Pietro M. Bardi and Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive

Architecture and Culture , Volume 9 (3): 22 – Jul 3, 2021

Abstract

Abstract Thirty years after its creation, this article provides insights into the Instituto Bardi’s archive, responsible for over 40,000 items from Lina Bo and Pietro Maria Bardi’s collection. It discusses the Bardi couple’s intention of creating an archive within the space of their dwelling as part of a broader preservation plan of their design, which involved the foundation of a cultural institution and the historical listing of their residence, Casa de Vidro, in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, along with the furniture and artwork within it. Furthermore, this essay discusses the main challenges faced in the establishment and operation of an architectural archive in the Brazilian cultural, economic and political context, as well as the dynamics involved in the preservation of its items in parallel to the dissemination of Lina and Pietro’s oeuvre. In addition to discussing and examining matters specific to the Bardis’ archive collection, this essay raises questions of archival systematization that need to be addressed according to specific situations, such as accessibility of the contents, loan policies, and financial stability.

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2021.1907984
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Abstract

Abstract Thirty years after its creation, this article provides insights into the Instituto Bardi’s archive, responsible for over 40,000 items from Lina Bo and Pietro Maria Bardi’s collection. It discusses the Bardi couple’s intention of creating an archive within the space of their dwelling as part of a broader preservation plan of their design, which involved the foundation of a cultural institution and the historical listing of their residence, Casa de Vidro, in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil, along with the furniture and artwork within it. Furthermore, this essay discusses the main challenges faced in the establishment and operation of an architectural archive in the Brazilian cultural, economic and political context, as well as the dynamics involved in the preservation of its items in parallel to the dissemination of Lina and Pietro’s oeuvre. In addition to discussing and examining matters specific to the Bardis’ archive collection, this essay raises questions of archival systematization that need to be addressed according to specific situations, such as accessibility of the contents, loan policies, and financial stability.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 3, 2021

Keywords: architectural archives; Instituto Bardi; Casa de Vidro; architecture media collection; adaptive reuse; Lina Bo Bardi

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