The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center: Celebrating 50 Years

The Metropolitan Opera House, the “old Met” opened on October 22, 1883 and was designed by J. Cleveland Cady. Located at 1411 Broadway, the Opera House occupied the entire block between West 39th Street and West 40th Street. Nine years later on August 27, 1892, the theater was gutted by fire. In 1903, the interior […]

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Announcing the opening of the Douglas Darden Collection in Avery Drawings & Archives!

The Douglas Darden Collection has been processed and is now available for researchers! This project was completed as a part of the Columbia Libraries Graduate Internship Program in Primary Sources by Sara McGillivray, a Master’s student in GSAPP’s CCCP Program. Douglas Darden was an American architect based out of Denver, Colorado. He was best known […]

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Avery / GSAPP Architectural Plans & Sections Collection in Artstor

Avery is thrilled to announce the completion of our two-year collaborative project with the GSAPP Visual Resources Collection  (VRC) and Artstor to present the Avery/GSAPP Architectural Plans & Sections Collection in the Artstor Digital Library. Launched to coincide with the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year, Phase 2 adds another 10,000 images to the collection, […]

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Celebrating Avery’s 125th!

Avery Friends gathered Monday November 2nd, 2015 for the inaugural celebration of Avery’s 125th anniversary year. A tour-de-force one-day only exhibition presented 125 treasured works from Avery’s venerable and storied collections. If you missed this event, please join Avery Friends to ensure your invitation to upcoming Avery 125th events! Selected photos from the exhibition and […]

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Preservation Master Plan for Taliesin West

Talk by T. Gunny Harboe, FAIA (Harboe Architects) The Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer Lecture Monday, November 16, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location: MoMA, The Celeste Bartos Theater Co-sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and The Museum of Modern Art Taliesin West was established in 1937 as Wright’s winter home, studio and campus for […]

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Celebrate Avery’s 125th Anniversary

Celebrate Avery’s 125th anniversary at this special one-day only exhibit! Here’s one of our treasures which will be in the show: Thom Mayne/Morphosis Color Proof 1/Gold Club at Chiba Prefecture, Japan. 1990.    1990.004.00071 In 1990, the Chiba Prefecture west of Tokyo had the highest concentration of golf courses in Japan. This project represented an […]

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Celebrate Avery’s 125th Anniversary

Celebrate Avery’s 125th anniversary at this special one-day only exhibit! Here’s one of our treasures which will be in the show: Michael Graves Addition to the Whitney Museum, New York, New York: scheme 3, Madison Avenue elevation, 1988.    1990.004.00266 One of the most controversial projects of the 1980s, this drawing represents Graves’ third and final […]

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Avery Drawing & Archives in Affordable Housing exhibit at MCNY

    Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy Museum of the City of New York September 18, 2015-February 1, 2016 “Fifteen objects were lent from Drawings and Archives including drawings for Roosevelt Island development by Philip Johnson and John Burgee (preliminary scheme) and John Johansen (final design), sketches and photographs of Carver House by Simon […]

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G. P. Schafer Architect office visits Avery

  On June 24th , Avery Library welcomed the office of G. P. Schafer Architect for a viewing of materials from special collections.The evening focused on American domestic architecture, emphasizing the neoclassical and vernacular influences of interest to Mr. Schafer’s firm. Avery Classics presented a selection of books that a traced a narrative from the […]

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Sylvan Cemetery Honored by Victorian Society

Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art & Landscape at Woodlawn received “The ‘Victorian Society New York’ 2014 Exhibition and Catalogue Award” at ceremonies held at the New York School of Interior Design on June 3, 2015. Charles D. Warren and Carole Ann Fabian accepted the award on behalf of the project team. In brief remarks, Ms. Fabian […]

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