SAH Exhibition Catalogue Award for Henri Labrouste

This month, the Society of Architectural Historians announced its annual awards for publications in architectural history. The Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award went to Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, edited by Corinne Bélier, Barry Bergdoll, and Marc Le Coeur. This catalogue accompanied an exhibition that opened at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal February 1–June 1, 2014 MoMA Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection […]

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Practice Post-50: Edgar A. Tafel in New York

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, January 23, 2014 Edgar A. Tafel Hall Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place Well known for his role as Wright apprentice and historian, Edgar Tafel also maintained a long productive architectural practice in New York. This event celebrates the opening of the Edgar Tafel archive at the Avery Architectural […]

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Avery in Grolier Club Exhibition

Selling the Dwelling: The Books that Built America's Houses The Grolier Club December 11, 2013-February 8, 2014 Avery Classics and Drawings & Archives have contributed to the Grolier Club's exhibition on the history of the American Dream of home ownership. Over 200 rare books, periodicals, drawings, periodicals, and printed ephemera will show how the idea […]

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Avery Welcomes Soane’s Museum Foundation

Avery welcomed members of the Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation to a display of Selections: Avery Special Collections. The October 30th evening exhibit and reception showcased highlights from Avery Classics (rare books) and Avery Drawings & Archives. The program included remarks by Carole Ann Fabian (Director) and Curators Carolyn Yerkes and Janet Parks.   More Avery […]

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“Frank Lloyd Wright and His Taliesin Letters” a lecture by Anthony Alofsin

October 8, 2013  6:30 PM Butler Library, rm. 523 (map) This event is free and open to the public. Noted Wright scholar Anthony Alofsin will present "Frank Lloyd Wright and His Taliesin Letters" on October 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM in Butler Library room 523. This is the first in a series of lectures on […]

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Avery Honored By Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation

The Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation honored Avery and MoMA for their innovative and transformative co-acquisition and joint stewardship of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Library, Columbia University, and Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator, Architecture & Design, MoMA, accepted the Honor on behalf of their respective organizations. “We are […]

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Hugh Ferriss in Le Corbusier Exhibit at MoMA

Hugh Ferriss. United Nations, New York, NY – Bird's-eye perspective looking south. 1947 (1000.001.00255) Five drawings from Drawings and Archives are on loan to the new exhibition, Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, the first major exhibition on his work at the Museum of Modern Art. While the French architect did not build in […]

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Henry Hope Reed, 1915-2013

Avery Library remembers architectural historian Henry Hope Reed who died last Wednesday, May 1, 2013. A champion of the Classical style of architecture, he opposed the Modern Movement and in 1968 helped found Classical America, which became part of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in 2002. He conducted walking tours of New York […]

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