The Yona Friedman papers contain manuscripts, sketches and drawings, photographs and slides documenting the broad intellectual
activity of this visionary architect and planner. In his primary role as a theoretician, Friedman was a key participant in
many of the defining architectural discussions of the second half of the twentieth century, including megastructures, prefabrication
and modular design, adaptability and participatory design.
Hungarian-French architect and theoretician Yona Friedman (b. 1923) rose to prominence within the world of architecture in
the 1960s, primarily as a result of his manifesto L'Architecture Mobile and his idea for La Ville Spatiale. Friedman's writings
about mobile architecture, superstructures, and self-reliance have continued to be extremely influential and his visualizations
of have recently found a new audience in the contemporary art world.
55.7 linear feet
(93 boxes, 7 flatfiles, 3 boxed rolls)
Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Series I-V are open for use by qualified researchers. The remaining series will be opened for use as processing is completed.