Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archival collections

Although Avery Library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our librarians and archivists are still busy at work providing reference services, supporting teaching, and processing collections. Most recently, Archivist Pamela Casey in Avery’s Drawings & Archives department published the finding aid for the Project Photographs collection in the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. This […]

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Model Projections

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and GSAPP are pleased to announce the opening of a co-presented exhibition, Model Projections, October – December 15, 2018 at the Arthur Ross Architectural Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University. Gallery Talk: November 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm Reception following REGISTER to ATTEND Co-curated by Jennifer Gray and Irene Sunwoo, Model Projections […]

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Avery Library remembers Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (1930-2017)

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, architectural historian and Frank Lloyd Wright archivist, passed away December 31, 2017 at the age of 87. A widely recognized expert on Wright, Pfeiffer authored more than 50 publications on Wright’s life and architecture. He was an apprentice to Wright at the Taliesin Fellowship from 1949 to 1956, and then studied architecture […]

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Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Remembers Hilary Ballon

Hilary Ballon, former professor at Columbia University’s Department of Art & Archaeology, passed away on June 16, 2017 at age 61. She spent 22 years at Columbia University, where she won the University’s three awards for outstanding teaching and chaired the Department of Art History and Archaeology. After leaving Columbia she was Senior Advisor to […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and MoMA are pleased to announce the opening of a co-presented exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, June 12 – October 1, 2017 at the Museum of Modern Art. Drawing on the expansive Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archive, jointly acquired by Avery and MoMA in 2012, […]

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Avery Library Remembers Christopher Gray (1950-2016)

Christopher Gray was a major figure in the rising swell of interest in New York City architectural history that began in the aftermath of the demolition of Pennsylvania Station. With a degree in Art History from Columbia in 1975, Chris founded the Office of Metropolitan History that same year to provide research services to historic […]

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Visiting classes at Avery Drawings & Archives

Every semester, Avery welcomes classes to Drawings and Archives. This semester has already seen class visits from 1st year Core Architecture Studio II students, whose section is coordinated by Mimi Hoang, students from the American Architecture II history lecture being taught by Jennifer Gray, as well as a visiting group of final year undergraduate students […]

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Avery Drawings & Archives Checkman archive used

Avery Drawings & Archives Checkman archive of architectural model photography was used by Columbia GSAPP for their current exhibition Stagecraft: Models & Photos. The exhibition will be on display at The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery from February 9 until March 10, 2017. Read Kenneth Frampton’s article in Metropolis magazine about the exhibition here.   […]

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Avery Welcomes Pamela Casey

Pamela Casey comes to us from the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, where she worked as Archivist after receiving her Master in Library and Information Studies at McGill University in May 2015. From 2012-2013, Pamela was a Graduate Archival Intern at Avery Drawings and Archives and at Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. In […]

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