About this artwork
George R. Collins, prominent historian of Spanish art and architecture at Columbia University, collected an unrivalled research file on Antoni Gaudí and Catalan modernismo. The collection includes originals and copies of 19th- and 20th-century research documents; period and contemporary photographs of buildings; several hundred architectural drawings (copies of Gaudí drawings remaining in Spain) with the unpublished manuscript of Collins’s catalogue raisonné of the drawings; extensive correspondence with research colleagues in Spain; rare exhibition catalogs of Spanish art; research notes, photographs and correspondence concerning Collins’s exhibitions Unbuilt America, Visionary Drawings, and Fantastic Architecture; and corrections and addenda for the proposed revised edition of his bibliography Antoni Gaudí and the Catalan movement, 1870–1930.
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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Antoní Gaudí (Architect)
- George R. Collins Archive of Catalan Art and Architecture
- Catalonia (Place depicted)
- Made 1864–2016
- Black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, photomechanical prints, negatives, slides, postcards, architectural reprographic prints, correspondence, drawings, typescript papers, carbon typescript papers, holograph papers, posters, printed papers, vhs videocassettes and realia.
- 4 portfolios, 12 oversize portfolios, 25 rolled tubes and flatfile materials: H.: 2286 cm (900 in.)
- Gift of Christiane C. Collins, 1989 and 1993.