The website serves multiple purposes and is a work in progress. It is a database providing visitors of the exhibition Territory as Palimpsest: The Legacy of André Corboz with access to additional documents, such as audio testimonials collected from former colleagues, students and collaborators of Corboz. Offering a window into archival collections based in Mendrisio, the website serves as a window for future research. It is organized along a chronological axis and based on biographical and bibliographical data. Drawing from the wealth of textual and visual sources of his estate, various facets and themes of Corboz’s work are highlighted. While chronicling the form of knowledge production that was characteristic for this autodidact, the website also shows how Corboz designed and implemented his research projects and publications over time.

Impressum

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Isabela Ferrari, Lucia Pennati

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The website was launched together with the exhibition Territory as Palimpsest:
The Legacy of André Corboz, opened on November 3, 2022 at Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio. Further content editing is ongoing.
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Notes de Voyage, 1951

Notes de Voyage, 1951

Early sketch of the city of Varese, Notes de Voyage, 30.03.1951

List of important readings from 1952 to 1958

List of important readings from 1952 to 1958

List of important readings from 1952 to 1958

Flèches VIII, 1955

Flèches VIII, 1955

Flèches, 1955. Notebooks with reflections, life, philosophy, digressions, dreams

Notes de Voyage, 1957

Notes de Voyage, 1957

Sicily, Notes de voyage, 1957

Notes de Voyage, 1957

Notes de Voyage, 1957

Sicily, Notes de voyage, 1957

Palerme à l’oeil nu

Palerme à l’oeil nu

“Palerme à l’oeil nu”, in: Tribune de Genève, 26 juin 1957.

Palerme Normande

Palerme Normande

“Palerme normande”, in: Tribune de Genève, 7 janvier 1958.

Palerme baroque

Palerme baroque

“Palerme baroque”, in: Tribune de Genève, 4 février 1958.

Pages from the Agendum notebook, 1959

Pages from the Agendum notebook, 1959

Unpublished manuscript Urbanisme et Psychologie, 1959

Sketch for Urbanisme & Psychologie

Sketch for Urbanisme & Psychologie

Unpublished manuscript Urbanisme et Psychologie, 1959

Urbanisme & Psychologie. Unpublished manuscript, 12.12.1959

Urbanisme & Psychologie. Unpublished manuscript, 12.12.1959

Unpublished manuscript Urbanisme et Psychologie, 1959

Drawings of mandalas and city plans

Drawings of mandalas and city plans

Unpublished manuscript Urbanisme et Psychologie, 1959

Drawings of mandalas and city plans

Drawings of mandalas and city plans

Unpublished manuscript Urbanisme et Psychologie, 1959

Châtiment des victimes. Précédé par Connaissance de la Hache

Châtiment des victimes. Précédé par Connaissance de la Hache

Châtiment des victimes. Précédé par Connaissance de la Hache, Neuchatel: Les Editions de la Baconnière, 1960.

Le baroque marginal

Le baroque marginal

“Le baroque marginal”, in: Tribune de Genève, 1 octobre 1960.

Trip to Venice, 1962

Trip to Venice, 1962

One of the first trips to Venice, 1962

Notes de Voyage, 1962

Notes de Voyage, 1962

One of the first trips to Venice, 1962

Tempietto Bomarzo, 1963

Tempietto Bomarzo, 1963

Visit of Bomarzo, Summer 1963

Tempietto Bomarzo, 1963

Tempietto Bomarzo, 1963

Visit of Bomarzo, Summer 1963

Notes de Voyage, 1963

Notes de Voyage, 1963

Visit of Bomarzo, Summer 1963

Notes de Voyage, 1963

Notes de Voyage, 1963

Visit of Bomarzo, Summer 1963

Geneva. Crête de Champel, 1964

Geneva. Crête de Champel, 1964

Geneva, Crête-de-Champel, view from Corboz’s house, August 1964

Pont de Carouge, 1997

Pont de Carouge, 1997

Research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Alba Hospital, 1964

Alba Hospital, 1964

Research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Carouge, Alba Hospital, 1964

Carouge, Alba Hospital, 1964

Research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Archival research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Archival research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Archival research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Archival research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Research for Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Venice, Palazzo Ducale, 1967

Venice, Palazzo Ducale, 1967

Visit of the exhibition I vedutisti Veneziani del Settecento at the Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 23.08.1967

West Berlin, Siemensstadt, 1967

West Berlin, Siemensstadt, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

West Berlin, Siemensstadt, 1967

West Berlin, Siemensstadt, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

West Berlin, Tempelhof, 1967

West Berlin, Tempelhof, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

East Berlin, 1967

East Berlin, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

East Berlin, Gendarmen Markt, Französischer Dom, 1967

East Berlin, Gendarmen Markt, Französischer Dom, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

East Berlin, Schauspielhaus, 1967

East Berlin, Schauspielhaus, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

East Berlin, State library, 1967

East Berlin, State library, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

East Berlin, Friedrichstadtpalast, 1967

East Berlin, Friedrichstadtpalast, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

East Berlin, Chancellery bunker, 1967

East Berlin, Chancellery bunker, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

East Berlin, Alexander Platz, 1967

East Berlin, Alexander Platz, 1967

Berlin, March 1967

Die Landschaft als Kunstwerk

Die Landschaft als Kunstwerk

“Die Landschaft als Kunstwerk”, in: Werk, 55, 1968, no. 2, pp. 96-101.

Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Invention de Carouge, 1772-1792

Invention de Carouge, 17721792, Lausanne: Payot, 1968.

Cartigliano, Villa Morosini, 1969

Cartigliano, Villa Morosini, 1969

Journey through Veneto in the footsteps of Palladio, October 1969

Cartigliano, Villa Morosini, 1969

Cartigliano, Villa Morosini, 1969

Journey through Veneto in the footsteps of Palladio, October 1969

Cartigliano, Villa Morosini, 1969

Cartigliano, Villa Morosini, 1969

Journey through Veneto in the footsteps of Palladio, October 1969

Pages from the Agendum notebook, 1970

Pages from the Agendum notebook, 1970

Journey through Veneto in the footsteps of Palladio, October 1969

Vicenza, Villa La Rotonda, 1970

Vicenza, Villa La Rotonda, 1970

Journey through Veneto in the footsteps of Palladio, October 1969

Vicenza, Villa La Rotonda, 1970

Vicenza, Villa La Rotonda, 1970

Journey through Veneto in the footsteps of Palladio, October 1969

Montréal, Avenue Marcil, 1967

Montréal, Avenue Marcil, 1967

Lecturer for history of modern architecture, Université Laval, Quebec

Montréal, Avenue Marcil, 1967

Montréal, Avenue Marcil, 1967

Lecturer for history of modern architecture, Université Laval, Quebec

Montréal, Habitat ‘67, 1969

Montréal, Habitat ‘67, 1969

Lecturer for history of modern architecture, Université Laval, Quebec

Montréal, 1969

Montréal, 1969

Lecturer for history of modern architecture, Université Laval, Quebec

Guide d'Architecture moderne de Genève

Guide d'Architecture moderne de Genève

Guide d’architecture moderne à Genève, co-authored with Jacques Gubler and Jean-Marc Lamunière, Lausanne: Payot, 1969.

Guide d'Architecture moderne de Genève

Guide d'Architecture moderne de Genève

Guide d’architecture moderne à Genève, co-authored with Jacques Gubler and Jean-Marc Lamunière, Lausanne: Payot, 1969.

Haut moyen age

Haut moyen age

Haut moyen age, Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1970 (collection Architecture universelle).

Boston, City Hall, 1971

Boston, City Hall, 1971

Boston, 02.05.1971. City Hall

Geneva, Parc La Grange, 1971

Geneva, Parc La Grange, 1971

Geneva, July 1971. Parc La Grange

Notes de Voyage, 1972

Notes de Voyage, 1972

Bourse de voyage from the British Council, for visiting the most important collections of Canaletto’s paintings in England, 27.09-20.10.1972

Notes de Voyage, 1972

Notes de Voyage, 1972

Bourse de voyage from the British Council, for visiting the most important collections of Canaletto’s paintings in England, 27.09-20.10.1972

Procedimenti dell’urbanistica palladiana

Procedimenti dell’urbanistica palladiana

“Procedimenti dell’urbanistica palladiana”,in: Bollettino del Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio di Vincenza, XIV, 1972, pp. 235–250.

Procedimenti dell’urbanistica palladiana

Procedimenti dell’urbanistica palladiana

“Procedimenti dell’urbanistica palladiana”,in: Bollettino del Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio di Vincenza, XIV, 1972, pp. 235–250.

Per un’analisi psicologica della villa palladiana

Per un’analisi psicologica della villa palladiana

“Per un’analisi psicologica della villa palladiana”, in: Bollettino del Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio di Vicenza, XV, 1973, pp. 249–266.

Per un’analisi psicologica della villa palladiana

Per un’analisi psicologica della villa palladiana

“Per un’analisi psicologica della villa palladiana”, in: Bollettino del Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio di Vicenza, XV, 1973, pp. 249–266.

Serlio au carré

Serlio au carré

“Serlio au carré”, in: Psicon 1974, no. 1, pp. 205–218.

Bologna, S. Leonardo, 1974

Bologna, S. Leonardo, 1974

Bologna, Summer 1975

Bologna, S. Leonardo, 1975

Bologna, S. Leonardo, 1975

Bologna, Summer 1975

Bologna, S. Leonardo, 1975

Bologna, S. Leonardo, 1975

Bologna, Summer 1975

Une icone maçonnique de Canaletto?

Une icone maçonnique de Canaletto?

“Une icone maçonnique de Canaletto?”, in: Psicon 1975, no. 4, pp. 44–46.

Alexander Klein et le logement comme problème de circulation: un précédent canadien

Alexander Klein et le logement comme problème de circulation: un précédent canadien

“Alexander Klein et le logement comme problème de circulation: un précédent canadien”, in Psicon 1975, no. 2-3, pp. 57-60.

La Rénovation urbaine: Le cas de Genève, 1976

La Rénovation urbaine: Le cas de Genève, 1976

Les femmes construisent, la ville détruit, 1976

Les femmes construisent, la ville détruit, 1976

Fête populaire aux grottes, 1977

Fête populaire aux grottes, 1977

Occupation d’appartements aux Grottes, 1977

Occupation d’appartements aux Grottes, 1977

Notes de Voyage, 1975

Notes de Voyage, 1975

Notes de Voyage, 1975

Notes de Voyage, 1975

Notes de Voyage, 1975

Notes de Voyage, 1975

Notes de Voyage, 1975

Notes de Voyage, 1975

Re-Animation: Alte Gebäude für neue Funktionen, 1976

Re-Animation: Alte Gebäude für neue Funktionen, 1976

Re-Animation: Alte Gebäude für neue Funktionen, 1976

Re-Animation: Alte Gebäude für neue Funktionen, 1976

Re-Animation: Alte Gebäude für neue Funktionen, 1976

Re-Animation: Alte Gebäude für neue Funktionen, 1976

Pergamon Museum, East Berlin

Pergamon Museum, East Berlin

Berlin, Berlin-Ouest-Siemensstadt, 1975

Berlin, Berlin-Ouest-Siemensstadt, 1975

Postcard from Berlin, 1975

Postcard from Berlin, 1975

Travel tickets from Berlin, 1975

Travel tickets from Berlin, 1975

Journal du Sabbat, 1975

Journal du Sabbat, 1975

Riva San Vitale. Tempio di Santa Croce, 1977

Riva San Vitale. Tempio di Santa Croce, 1977

Ticino, July 1977. Different photographs

Riva San Vitale. Tempio di Santa Croce, 1977

Riva San Vitale. Tempio di Santa Croce, 1977

Ticino, July 1977. Different photographs

Caslano. San Michele village, 1967

Caslano. San Michele village, 1967

Ticino, July 1977. Different photographs

Lugano. View from the Hotel King, 1977

Lugano. View from the Hotel King, 1977

Ticino, July 1977. Different photographs

Peinture militante et architecture révolutionnaire: à propos du thème du tunnel chez Hubert Robert

Peinture militante et architecture révolutionnaire: à propos du thème du tunnel chez Hubert Robert

Peinture militante et architecture révolutionnaire: à propos du thème du tunnel chez Hubert Robert, Basel/Stuttgart: Birkhäuser 1978.

Zurich, ETH Main building, 1985

Zurich, ETH Main building, 1985

Professor of history of urbanism, ETH Zurich

Zurich, Office at Hönggerberg, 1991

Zurich, Office at Hönggerberg, 1991

Professor of history of urbanism, ETH Zurich

Invitation to Corboz' introductory lecture, 1981

Invitation to Corboz' introductory lecture, 1981

Professor of history of urbanism, ETH Zurich

Bellinzona. Montebello Castle, 1982

Bellinzona. Montebello Castle, 1982

Bellinzona, 22.11.1982

Notes de Voyage, 1982

Notes de Voyage, 1982

Bellinzona, 22.11.1982

The land as palimpsest

The land as palimpsest

“Le territoire comme palimpseste”, in: Diogène, no. 121, printemps 1983, pp. 14-35; “The land as palimpsest”, in Diogenes, no. 121, printemps 1983, pp. 12-34;

“El territorio como palimpsesto”, in: Diogenes, no. 121, printemps 1983, pp. 15-36.

Italian version in Casabella 1985.

The land as palimpsest

The land as palimpsest

“Le territoire comme palimpseste”, in: Diogène, no. 121, printemps 1983, pp. 14-35; “The land as palimpsest”, in Diogenes, no. 121, printemps 1983, pp. 12-34;

“El territorio como palimpsesto”, in: Diogenes, no. 121, printemps 1983, pp. 15-36.

Italian version in Casabella 1985.

Küsnacht. Seestrasse Nr.23, 1984

Küsnacht. Seestrasse Nr.23, 1984

Küsnacht, 06.05.1984. Seestrasse Nr. 23

Laufenberg. View from the castle hill, 1985

Laufenberg. View from the castle hill, 1985

Laufenberg, 20.04.1985

Fünf Punkte in der Architekturgeschichte : Festschrift für Adolf Max Vogt

Fünf Punkte in der Architekturgeschichte : Festschrift für Adolf Max Vogt

“Sur les Zitelle, le temple et les façades à intersection”, in: Katharina Medici-Mall (ed.): Fünf Punkte in der Architekturgeschichte : Festschrift für Adolf Max Vogt, Basel/Stuttgart: Birkhäuser, 1985, pp. 34–53.

Sur les Zitelle, le temple et les façades à intersection

Sur les Zitelle, le temple et les façades à intersection

“Sur les Zitelle, le temple et les façades à intersection”, in: Katharina Medici-Mall (ed.): Fünf Punkte in der Architekturgeschichte : Festschrift für Adolf Max Vogt, Basel/Stuttgart: Birkhäuser, 1985, pp. 34–53.

Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria

Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria

Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria, Milano: Electa, 1985.

Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria

Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria

Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria, Milano: Electa, 1985.

Poster for the presentation of Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria at the Ateneo Veneto, 1985

Poster for the presentation of Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria at the Ateneo Veneto, 1985

Canaletto. Una Venezia immaginaria, Milano: Electa, 1985.

Solomon’s Temple

Solomon’s Temple

Sketch, Solomon's Temple

Sketch, Solomon's Temple

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Sketch Solomon’s Temple

Sketch Solomon’s Temple

Paderborn, Sketch

Paderborn, Sketch

Verona, Sketch

Verona, Sketch

Selection of research material

Selection of research material

Book rental, 1980

Book rental, 1980

Letter, 1980

Letter, 1980

Collection of postcards

Collection of postcards

Notes from borrowed books, 1981

Notes from borrowed books, 1981

Notes, 1995

Notes, 1995

Notes on research, 1987

Notes on research, 1987

References and notes

References and notes

Writings

Writings

Bibliographic research, late 1990s

Bibliographic research, late 1990s

Request to the American Library of Congress, 1989

Request to the American Library of Congress, 1989

Maps and pamphlets, late 1990s

Maps and pamphlets, late 1990s

Bibliographic research, late 1990s

Bibliographic research, late 1990s

Bibliographic research, late 1990s

Bibliographic research, late 1990s

Bibliographic research, late 1990s

Bibliographic research, late 1990s

Pages from the Agendum notebook, 1987

Pages from the Agendum notebook, 1987

Pages from the Agendum notebook, 1987

Pages from the Agendum notebook, 1987

Investigation, 1987

Investigation, 1987

Lecture, 1989

Lecture, 1989

Postcard from the University of Virginia, 1998

Postcard from the University of Virginia, 1998

Planning of the academic village, Thomas Jefferson, 1985

Planning of the academic village, Thomas Jefferson, 1985

Letter to Kurt Forster, 1985

Letter to Kurt Forster, 1985

Getty Center, 1985

Getty Center, 1985

Getty Center, 1985

Getty Center, 1985

Letter, Getty Center, 1985

Letter, Getty Center, 1985

Getty Center, 1986

Getty Center, 1986

Kitchen of Corboz's apartment, Santa Monica, 1986

Kitchen of Corboz's apartment, Santa Monica, 1986

Between 4th and 5th Streets, Santa Monica, 1986

Between 4th and 5th Streets, Santa Monica, 1986

4th Street, Santa Monica, 1986

4th Street, Santa Monica, 1986

Das architektonische Urteil: Annäherungen und Interpretationen von Architektur und Kunst

Das architektonische Urteil: Annäherungen und Interpretationen von Architektur und Kunst

“Mathod-Maser”, in: Das architektonische Urteil, Annäherungen und Interpretationen von Architektur und Kunst, Basel: Birkhäuser, 1988, pp. 117–138.

Mathod-Maser

Mathod-Maser

“Mathod-Maser”, in: Das architektonische Urteil, Annäherungen und Interpretationen von Architektur und Kunst, Basel: Birkhäuser, 1988, pp. 117–138.

Voie Suisse. L’itineraire genevois de Morschach à Brunnen

Voie Suisse. L’itineraire genevois de Morschach à Brunnen

“Au fil de chemin: le territoire, ses assisses et ses doubles”, in: Voie Suisse. L’itineraire genevois de Morschach à Brunnen, Genève: République et Canton de Genève, 1991, pp. 121-157 / “Entlang des Wegs: das Territorium, seine Schichten und seine Mehrdeutigkeit”, in: Weg der Schweiz. Die Genfer Strecke von Morschach bis Brunnen, Genève, 1991, pp. 121-157.

Looking for a city in America: Down these mean streets a man must go

Looking for a city in America: Down these mean streets a man must go

Looking for a city in America: Down these mean streets a man must go, with Dennis Keeley, Santa Monica: The Getty Center, 1992.

San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, 1996

San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, 1996

Research fellow at Getty Center, Santa Monica

Santa Monica. View of San Diego Freeway from the Getty Center, 1999

Santa Monica. View of San Diego Freeway from the Getty Center, 1999

Research fellow at Getty Center, Santa Monica

Quand la montagne aussi a une histoire. Mölanges offerts à François Bergier

Quand la montagne aussi a une histoire. Mölanges offerts à François Bergier

“Sur l’élasticité du paysage alpestre dans la peinture”, in: Martin Körner, François Walther (eds.), Quand la montagne aussi a une histoire. Mölanges offerts à François Bergier, Bern: Haupt, 1996, pp. 447–461.

Sur l’élasticité du paysage alpestre dans la peinture

Sur l’élasticité du paysage alpestre dans la peinture

“Sur l’élasticité du paysage alpestre dans la peinture”, in: Martin Körner, François Walther (eds.), Quand la montagne aussi a une histoire. Mölanges offerts à François Bergier, Bern: Haupt, 1996, pp. 447–461.

Die amerikanische Landesvermessung oder die Verleugnung der Eigenschaften von Grund und Boden

Die amerikanische Landesvermessung oder die Verleugnung der Eigenschaften von Grund und Boden

“Die amerikanische Landesvermessung oder die Verleugnung der Eigenschaften von Grund und Boden”, in: Werk, Bauen+Wohnen, 84, 1997, no. 11, pp. 41–46. 

Ordine sparso: Saggi sull'arte, il metodo, la città e il territorio

Ordine sparso: Saggi sull'arte, il metodo, la città e il territorio

Ordine sparso: Saggi sull’arte, il metodo, la città e il territorio, ed. by P. Viganò, preface by B. Secchi, Milano: Franco Angeli, 1998.

Poster for the presentation of La Suisse come hyperville at the Ecole d'Architecture de Strasbourg, 2000

Poster for the presentation of La Suisse come hyperville at the Ecole d'Architecture de Strasbourg, 2000

Strasbourg, Architecture School, 22.05.2000. La Suisse come hyperville

Le territoire comme palimpseste et autres essais

Le territoire comme palimpseste et autres essais

Le territoire comme palimpseste et autres essais, Besançon: Les Éditions de l’Imprimeur, 2001.

Die Kunst, Stadt und Land zum Sprechen zu bringen

Die Kunst, Stadt und Land zum Sprechen zu bringen

Die Kunst, Stadt und Land zum Sprechen zu bringen, Basel/Stuttgart: Birkhäuser, 2001.

Deux capitales françaises, Saint-Pétersbourg et Washington

Deux capitales françaises, Saint-Pétersbourg et Washington

Deux capitales françaises, Saint-Pétersbourg et Washington, Gollion: Infolio, 2003.

Thônex, Residence Apollo, 2005

Thônex, Residence Apollo, 2005

Thônex, 24.01.2007. Residence Apollo

Thônex. Living room of Corboz's flat on Avenue Adrien-Jeandin, 2007

Thônex. Living room of Corboz's flat on Avenue Adrien-Jeandin, 2007

Thônex, 24.01.2007. Residence Apollo

Thônex, View from the roof of the Residence Apollo towards Evian, 2009

Thônex, View from the roof of the Residence Apollo towards Evian, 2009

Thônex, 24.01.2007. Residence Apollo

Thônex, Residence Apollo, 2010

Thônex, Residence Apollo, 2010

Thônex, 24.01.2007. Residence Apollo

Université de Québec, Honorary doctorate, 2009

Université de Québec, Honorary doctorate, 2009

Université de Québec, Honorary doctorate, 2009

L'espace et le détour: Entretiens et essais sur le territoire, la ville, la complexité et les doutes

L'espace et le détour: Entretiens et essais sur le territoire, la ville, la complexité et les doutes

L’espace et le détour: Entretiens et essais sur le territoire, la ville, la complexité et les doutes, with G. Tironi, preface by V. Gregotti, Lausanne: Editions L’Age d’Homme, 2009.

De la ville au patrimoine urbain: Histories de forme et de sens

De la ville au patrimoine urbain: Histories de forme et de sens

De la ville au patrimoine urbain: Histories de forme et de sens, texts chosen by L. K. Morisset, Québec City: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2009.

Sortons enfin du labyrinthe!

Sortons enfin du labyrinthe!

Sortons enfin du labyrinthe!, Gollion: Infolio, 2009.