Guide to the Paul Venable Turner Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0948
Creator: Turner, Paul Venable
Title: Paul Venable Turner papers
Dates: 1969-2001
Physical Description: 9 Linear feet
Summary: Papers consist of research materials (including photocopies of original documents), correspondence, drafts of articles, photograpic illustrations, and finished publications on architects Joseph Jacques Ramée and Le Corbusier.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Paul Venable Turner Papers (SC0948). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Paul V. Turner, trained as an architect and art historian, has been on the faculty of Stanford's Dept. of Art and Art History since 1971. His publications include THE EDUCATION OF LE CORBUSIER; JOSEPH RAMÉE : INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA; THE FOUNDERS & THE ARCHITECTS: THE DESIGN OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY; and CAMPUS: AN AMERICAN PLANNING TRADITION. He chaired the university committee overseeing the repair of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House, badly damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, and in 2001 received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for distinctive contributions to undergraduate education.

Description of the Collection

Papers consist of research materials (including photocopies of original documents), correspondence, drafts of articles, photograpic illustrations, and finished publications on architects Joseph Jacques Ramée and Le Corbusier.

Access Terms

Le Corbusier, 1887-1965.
Ramée, Joseph Jacques, 1764-1842.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Turner, Paul Venable
Architects --France.


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2009-126

 

Papers pertaining to Joseph Ramée

 

Ramée's Basic Information

Box 1, Folder 1

Documents on Ramée's life (see also files of Bléraucourt documents, etc.)

Box 1, Folder 2

Chronologies

Box 1, Folder 3

Articles and references to Ramée

 

Ramée's Publications

Box 1, Folder 4

Jardins Irréguliers (1823)

Box 1, Folder 5

Recueil de Cottages (1837)

Box 1, Folder 6

Parcs et Jardins (ca. 1839)

 

PVT's Publications and Lectures on Ramée

Box 1, Folder 7

Joseph Ramée, International Architect of the Revolutionary Era

Box 1, Folder 8

"Joseph-Jacques Ramée's First Career," June 1985

Box 1, Folder 9

"David Parish's Country House Reconstructed," October 1986

Box 1, Folder 10

"Joseph Ramée's Design for Baltimore, 1813: A New Type of Urban Monument in America," 1991

Box 1, Folder 11

Ramée article for M. Racine, "Créateurs de Jardins et de paysages en France..," 2001

Box 1, Folder 12

Article in Joseph Ramée, Gartenkunst, Architektur und Dekoration, Hamburg , 2003

Box 2, Folder 1

"Searching for Ramée," Union College , 1997

Box 2, Folder 2

Encyclopedia articles

Box 2, Folder 3

Baker lecture, Union College, Oct. 1981

Box 2, Folder 4

S.A.H. Annual Meeting, New Haven, April 1982

Box 2, Folder 5

Stanford Art Department talk, May 1988

Box 2, Folder 6

Oxford University talk, 1987

Box 2, Folder 7

Talk on Ramée in Paris, 9 March 1990, and Charleville, 3 March 1990, with related correspondence

Box 2, Folder 8

Society of Architectural Historians talk, 1991

 

PVT's Cambridge University Press Book

Box 2, Folder 9

Ramée: Cambridge Univ. Press (memorandum of agreement) 1994

Box 2, Folder 10

Ramée: reproduction permissions (1)

Box 2, Folder 11

Ramée: reproduction permissions (2)

Box 2, Folder 12

Ramée: reproduction permissions (3)

Box 2, Folder 13

Reviews of book

 

Topical Aspects of Ramée's Work

Box 2, Folder 14

Examples of Ramée's handwriting

Box 2, Folder 15

Drawings by Ramée

Box 2, Folder 16

Search for Ramée's lost drawings

Box 2, Folder 17

Ramée's decorative reliefs and other interior docoration

Box 2, Folder 18

"Guimard Motif" and triumphal arches

Box 2, Folder 19

Wm Beckford and Oriental tents

Box 2, Folder 20

Architectural materials (stucco, etc.)

Box 2, Folder 21

Vignole

Box 3, Folder 1

Europe after 1816 – miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 2

Cottages

Box 3, Folder 3

Ice houses

Box 3, Folder 4

Log cabins

 

France

Box 3, Folder 5

Ramée documents at Musée de Blérancourt (see also correspondence with Blérancourt)

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence with Musée de Blérancourt 1985-1993

Box 3, Folder 7

Didier Coupaye – correspondence and documents 1987-1992

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence with J. Plault and documents found by him, 1986-1987

Box 3, Folder 9

M. Georget la Chesnais – correspondence and documents, 1986-1987

Box 3, Folder 10

Givet, Charlemont and Massembre: correspondence and documents pertaining to

Box 3, Folder 11

Early work in France

Box 4, Folder 1

Belanger and Cellerier

Box 4, Folder 2

Perregaux House

Box 4, Folder 3

Berthault – Récamier House

Box 4, Folder 4

"Comble de forme circulaire" (DeLorme system, Bohlendächer, etc.)

Box 4, Folder 5

Fête de la Féderation, 1790

Box 4, Folder 6

Ramée's Loterie design - 1911

Box 4, Folder 7

Viller-Agron (correspondence with M. de Lavaulx)

Box 4, Folder 8

Mont-Dieu, Carlepont, Flize, Verneuil, etc.

Box 4, Folder 9

Place Louis XVI design, 1829 (Paris)

 

Germany

Box 4, Folder 10

Ramée – Saxony (Thuringia)

Box 4, Folder 11

Erfurt

Box 4, Folder 12

Gotha

Box 4, Folder 13

Meiningen

Box 4, Folder 14

Weimar

Box 5, Folder 1

Hamburg and Elbehaussee – miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 2

Plageberg and correspondence with Ingrid Schubert

Box 5, Folder 3

Mecklenburg - Schwerin

Box 5, Folder 4

Ludwigslust Mausoleum and Mecklenburg correspondence

Box 5, Folder 5

Ramée – Mecklenburg correspondence (from Staatsarchiv Schwerin)

Box 5, Folder 6

Germany (Hamburg) 1830s

Box 5, Folder 7

Hirschfeld and garden design

 

Belgium and Denmark

Box 5, Folder 8

Belgium - miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 9

Denmark

 

United States

Box 6, Folder 1

Documents from New York Historical Society, etc.

Box 6, Folder 2

Documents from O. D. Young Library, St. Lawrence University

Box 6, Folder 3

Northern New York State: articles, maps, etc.

Box 6, Folder 4

Correspondence between Ramée, Parish, et. al.

Box 6, Folder 5

David Parish – articles, documents, etc.

Box 6, Folder 6

Parish Country house

Box 6, Folder 7

Parishville, New York

Box 6, Folder 8

Ogdensburg, New York

Box 6, Folder 9

Rossie, New York

Box 6, Folder 1

Waddington, New York (& Ogden Island)

Box 7, Folder 1

Antwerp, New York: St. Michael's Church

Box 7, Folder 2

Duane House, Duanesburg, New York

Box 7, Folder 3

New York State: buildings possibly by Ramée

Box 7, Folder 4

Correspondence with Roger Kennedy and a review of his book

Box 7, Folder 5

Correspondence with Claire Bonney, 1985-1997

Box 7, Folder 6

Northern New York State – miscellaneous correspondence, 1985-1992

Box 7, Folder 7

Van Rensselaer

Box 7, Folder 8

Stoves ("Russian," etc.)

Box 7, Folder 9

Philadelphia

Box 7, Folder 10

Baltimore

Box 7, Folder 11

Washington Monument, Baltimore

Box 7, Folder 12

1814 Pennsylvania Academy Exhibition

Box 7, Folder 13

Ramée's wallpaper designs (& Schumacher reproductions)

Box 8, Folder 1

Ramée's wallpapers: "double column" pattern (Schumacher reproduction)

Box 8, Folder 2

Ramée's wallpapers: "gilded ironwork" pattern (Schumacher reproduction)

Box 8, Folder 3

Other Schumacher reproductions of Ramée's wallpapers

 

Daniel Ramée

Box 8, Folder 4

D. Ramée – bibliography, etc.

Box 8, Folder 5

Miscellaneous publications relevant to D. Ramée

Box 8, Folder 6

D. Ramée – miscellaneous materials

Box 8, Folder 7

D. Ramée: Le Moyen Age Monumental…, 1843

Box 8, Folder 8

D. Ramée: Manuel de L'Histoire…, 1843

Box 8, Folder 9

Le Doux's L'Architecture… and D. Ramée's edition of it, 1847 (also: Polyphilos)

Box 8, Folder 10

D. Ramée: Théologie Cosmogonique (1853)

Box 9, Folder 1

D. Ramée: Histoire Générale de l'Architecture… (1860)

Box 9, Folder 2

D. Ramée: Action de Jésus… (1864)

Box 9, Folder 3

D. Ramée: Le Congres de Vienne…, 1866

Box 9, Folder 4

D. Ramée: Dictionnaire…de l'Architecture , 1868

Box 9, Folder 5

D. Ramée: La République…, 1872

Box 9, Folder 6

D. Ramée: Les Noces Vermeilles…Saint-Barthélemi , 1897

Box 9, Folder 7

D. Ramée: L'Architecture et la Construction Pratiques , 1885

Box 9, Folder 8

D. Ramée: other publications

 

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 9

Ramée: figures 1-29 (complete)

Box 9, Folder 10

Ramée: figures 30-59 [see oversize box for figure 41]

Box 9, Folder 10

Ramée: figures 60-106 [see oversize box for figure 60]

Box 9, Folder 10

Ramée: figures 107-144 [see oversize box for figures 129, 141]

Box 9, Folder 10

Ramée: figures 145-186 [figures 150, 151 were returned to Mecklenburg correspondence, box 5]

Box 9, Folder 10

Ramée: figures 219-262 [see oversize box for figures 237, 253-257, 259-262]

Box 10, Folder 10

Ramée: figures 263-300 [see oversize box for figures 265, 282]

Box 10, Folder 2

Ramée: color prints of watercolors

Box 10, Folder 3

Drawings by P. V. Turner, reproduced in Ramée book

Box 10, Folder 4

Ramée: France

Box 10, Folder 5

Blérancourt Museum documents

Box 10, Folder 6

Ramée: Belgium

Box 10, Folder 7

Ramée: Denmark

Box 10, Folder 8

Ramée: Germany

Box 10, Folder 9

Ramée: United States (except Union College)

Box 10, Folder 10

Ramée's wallpapers

Box 10, Folder 11

Ramée's publications

Box 10, Folder 12

Daniel Ramée

Box 10, Folder 13

Photographs (contact sheets, etc.)

Box 11

Transparencies from P. Povlsen of Erichsen House, Copenhagen, 1993

Box 11

Microfilm of David Parish letter books in the New York Historical Society

Box 12

Assorted photocopies of illustrations

Box 12 os

Figures 41, 60, 129, 141

Box 12 os

Figures 187, 200, 237

Box 12 os

Figures 253-257, 259-262

Box 12 os

Figures 265, 282

Box 12 os

Jardins Irréguliers: photos of illustrations from

Box 12 os

Union College: Klein engraving

 

Papers pertaining to Le Corbusier

Box 13

Note cards made while researching the dissertation, mainly at the Fondation Le Corbusier in 1969-70

Box 14, Folder 1

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 2

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 3

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 4

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 5

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 6

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 7

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 8

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 9

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 10

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 11

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 12

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 13

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 14

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 15

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 16

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 17

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 18

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 19

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 20

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 21

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 22

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 23

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 24

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 25

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 26

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 27

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 28

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 29

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 30

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 31

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 14, Folder 32

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 1

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 2

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 3

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 4

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 5

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 6

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 7

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 8

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier

Box 15, Folder 9

Photocopied documents from the Fondation Le Corbusier (also includes typescript: "Nous Sommes le 7 février 1970…Albert Jeanneret nous parle de son frère Le Corbusier")

Box 15, Folder 10

Jeanneret's signatures

Box 15, Folder 11

Catalogue of Le Corbusier's library

Box 15, Folder 12

Chronology of Jeanneret's book acquisition

Box 15, Folder 13

Provensal, L'Art de demain (photocopy)

Box 15, Folder 14

Photocopies of miscellaneous items in Le Corbusier's library

Box 15, Folder 15

The Education of Le Corbusier (unbound copy of the dissertation)

Box 15, Folder 16

Garland Publishing Co. edition of L-C book, correspondence and other materials, 1976-87

Box 15, Folder 17

Education of L-C: reviews, etc.

Box 15, Folder 18

French edition of the book: correspondence and other material, 1985-1995

Box 16, Folder 1

Manuscript as revised for French edition

Box 16, Folder 2

PVT: articles on Le Corbusier

Box 16, Folder 3

Lecture on L-C and Frank Lloyd Wright, at MIT, 1981

Box 16, Folder 4

"Frank Lloyd Wright and the Young Le Corbusier" with related correspondence

Box 16, Folder 5

F.L. Wright and Le Corbusier article: Follow-up

Box 16, Folder 6

Le Corbusier: miscellaneous correspondence

Box 16, Folder 7

Photographic prints used for illustrations in the original dissertation (some used in Garland edition)

Box 16, Folder 8

Photographs (extras)

Box 16, Folder 9

Photographs (negatives and contact sheets)

Box 17, Folder 1

Photographs (returned to PVT by Jean Clay, source unknown)

Box 17, Folder 2

Photographs (from Fondation L-C, stamped on back)

Box 17, Folder 3

Photographs (duplicates and photos not in French edition)

Box 17, Folder 4

Photographs ("stats" used by Garland)

Box 17, Folder 5

Photographs for "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Young Le Corbusier"

Box 17, Folder 6

Photographs for "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Young Le Corbusier"

Box 17, Folder 7

Photographs for "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Young Le Corbusier"

Box 18

Catalogue de la bibliothèque de Le Corbusier avant 1930 , La Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, février 1970.

Box 18

The Education of Le Corbusier: A Study of the Development of Le Corbusier's Thought, 1900-1920 , Ph.D. thesis, Harvard University, April 1971.

Box 18

The Education of Le Corbusier, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York and London, 1977.

Box 18

La Formation de Le Corbusier: Idéalisme et mouvement moderne , Éditions Macula, Paris, 1987.

Box 18

La Formazione di Le Corbusier: Idealismo e Movimento moderno , Jaca Book, Milano, 2001.