Featured Research Resource: International Bibliography of Art (IBA)

If you are in search of scholarly publications that cover the global region and span the of subject Fine Arts and Architecture, ProQuest's International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is the resource for you. IBA covers European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art […]

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Reception & Display of Recent Acquisitions

Please join us to view highlights of Avery's acquisitions this year including a selection of works by Hugh Ferriss, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Russell Pope and others. Monday, May 20, 2013 Display: 3:00-8:00 PM Reception: 5:30-8:00 PM Sponsored by Avery Friends & the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries To RSVP, please call 212.854.6199 or […]

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OPEN ACCESS WEEK

Open Access Week: October 22-28 Open Access Week is a global event promoting the opportunity for academic communities to continue to share the results of their research and scholarship. It runs October 22-28, 2012. Columbia University Libraries and the Scholarly Communication Program are pleased to host three events promoting open access and its benefits this […]

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Thinkers for Architects series

Examining some of the most important, and most daunting philosophy of the 20th Century, the series Thinkers for Architects looks at the critical dialog on space, architecture, and experience in the built environment provided by leading lights of contemporary philosophy. Here are the two latest volumes in the series available at Avery Library. Brian Elliott. […]

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Avery Library and the Olympics

Avery Library has a lot of material on the Olympic Games in the modern era.  From books to magazine articles– sports and architecture fans will find some interesting items.  Das Olympische Dorf : XI. Olympiade Berlin, 1936. Published: Berlin : Deutscher Kunstverlag, [1936?]. Bauten der Olympischen Spiele 1972 München. Buildings for the 1972 Olympic Games […]

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It’s summertime in New York and the tourists have arrived. Become one yourself.

Will Jones. How to read New York: a crash course in Big Apple architecture. New York: Universe, 2012 Avery-LC NA735 .N4 J66 2012g Essential reading for both native New Yorkers and tourists alike, How to Read New York unveils the boundless diversity of Gotham’s architectural wonders. Covering every era of New York architecture—from what remains […]

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A Growing Time

A Growing Time. It's a growing time It's the springtime of the year It's a growing time The sun is moving near It is yours and mine The days are ours to share Within our peaceful garden And this growing time so fair (Dan Folgelberg) That’s right. It’s springtime so let Avery Library inspire you […]

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Graffiti art/Street art

Graffiti art: is it an oxymoron?  Generally regarded as being born in New York City, graffiti art has spread throughout the world, and has been used as a means of political, economic, psychological and sometimes even gratuitous protest.  The world has seen an ever-increasing number of publications on the subject (exhibitions catalogs, documentary films, and […]

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Virtual Reality, VSim, and the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893: Is There Hope for the Technically Challenged

  Lisa Snyder (Associate Director of the Experiential Technologies Center, UCLA) specializes in the use of interactive virtual reality environments to study and teach about historic urban environments. For the Israel Antiquities Authority, she created a three-dimensional interactive digital reconstruction of the Temple Mount complex, and, more recently, she’s developed a computer simulation of the […]

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