Happy Birthday Le Corbusier!!

Happy Birthday to Le Corbusier (Oct. 6, 1887-Aug. 27, 1965). Avery Library Drawings & Archives has approx. 15 drawings executed by Le Corbusier as illustrations for lectures on architecture and city planning delivered at Columbia University in 1935 and 1961.   Flickr photo by IISG wereldreis2_122_03 Le Corbusier 1955 Le Corbusier in Chandigarh, India, 1955 […]

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Lauretta Vinciarelli: in memoriam

Beloved as a teacher in GSAPP during her days at Columbia, Lauretta Vinciarelli (1943-2011) was renowned in the architecture world for her spectacular watercolors of architectural spaces. Avery is fortunate to have this watercolor, donated to the Drawings and Archives in 1990 for the Avery Centennial exhibition. For an appreciation of her work, see this […]

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Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Announces Gift from Rose Associates

NEW YORK, September 13, 2011 – Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library received a gift of archival materials from Rose Associates – a prominent New York real estate development firm. The archival gift is accompanied by funds from the Susan & Elihu Rose Foundation  to support processing this fascinating collection of construction photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, […]

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Frederick Woodbridge at Antioch

  Frederick Woodbridge was the excavation architect for the Antioch excavation in 1924. His drawings of the excavation, part of his archive at the Drawings and Archives, are featured in the new publication: Building a New Rome: The Imperial Colony of Pisidian Antioch (25 BC-AD700) published by the Kelsey Museum of the University of Michigan. […]

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Happy Birthday Charles Follen McKim

Charles Follen McKim (Aug. 24, 1847-Sept. 14, 1909) was a member of the partnership McKim, Mead, and White– one of the most prominent American Beaux-Arts architects of the late 19th century. The firm designed the Boston Public Library, Pennsylvania Station (demolished), Madison Square Garden (demolished), University Club of New York, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the […]

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New York Crystal Palace

                                                                                                                          Read more about Avery’s unique image of the New York Crystal Palace in the new article by Julie Mellby in the History of Photography —by Janet Parks, Curator of Drawings & Archives […]

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