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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Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959)

Today begins the receipt of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives into the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. That this event happens to coincide with the date of Wright's death in 1959 is a fitting tribute to his legacy, celebrated by Avery and MoMA's  co-acquisition of the Archives in September 2012 Since […]

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Avery in MoMA’s Labrouste show

Avery Library is pleased to have contributed a wide selection of architectural materials to Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, which is opening at the Museum of Modern Art on March 10. Organized by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; Corinne Bélier, chief curator, Cité […]

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Grand Central Terminal/Warren & Wetmore

In last Sunday's New York Times, an article by Sam Roberts celebrating the centennial of Grand Central Terminal featured images from the Warren & Wetmore collection  in Avery Drawings and Archives: Warren & Wetmore designed the terminal jointly with Reed & Stem. In addition to architectural drawings and papers, Avery Library also has the firm's […]

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Ada Louise Huxtable Tribute

Ada Louise Huxtable, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic, died on January 7. She was most recently the architecture critic for the Wall Street Journal. As the New York Times reported in its obituary, Ms. Huxtable considered Avery Library her "most treasured academic home." She covered Avery Library exhibitions and events in many pieces for the […]

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Zorn book on Lindbergh kidnapping case

Author Robert Zorn, whose book titled "Cemetery John" is about the Lindbergh Case, is at Avery Library Drawings & Archives studying the drawings of Delano & Aldrich who designed the Lindbergh residence as well as the Morrow residence in Englewood, NJ.  There will be a NOVA special airing Jan. 30, 2013 relating to the case. […]

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Happy Belated Birthday to Stanford White

Stanford White (November 9, 1853 – June 25, 1906) was one of the most famous American architects of his era. He was a partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. and designed numerous houses, public buildings, institutions, and religious buildings. His design principles embodied the American Classical Revival. Avery Library Drawing & […]

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Janet Parks Delivers Keynote at Construction History Society Meeting

Janet Parks, Avery's Curator of Drawings and Archives will deliver the keynote address at the 3rd biennial meeting of the Construction History Society of America, November 2-3, 2012. The meeting is being held in Boston concurrent with the “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces” exhibit curated by John Ochsendorf and on […]

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