Celebrate: Avery Hall at 100!!!

Saturday November 10, 2012 November 10, 2012 marks the first day of Avery Hall’s second century. Designed by the legendary architecture firm McKim, Mead, and White, Avery Hall is home to the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and the renowned Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Together, the School and the Library […]

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Guastavino exhibition opens at the Boston Public Library

Seventeen drawings and numerous artifacts and photographs from the Guastavino archives in the Avery Library Drawings & Archives are on display in a new exhibition at the Boston Public Library. Titled Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces, the exhibition was curated by a team of scholars under the direction of Professor […]

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MoMA Century of the Child exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art exhibition  Century of the Child, has 5 drawings from the Avery Library Drawings and Archives department. 3 drawings from the Spanish Children's Drawings and 2 drawings by Otto Wagner, probably never exhibited before for a Haus des Kindes of 1917. Wagner died in 1918 and the project was never built. […]

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Urban Fabric exhibition

GSAPP Professor Andrew Dolkart's exhibition on the Garment District will open at the Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park on Tuesday, July 24th, from 6-9 pm.  Avery Library Drawings & Archives is lending 5 drawings to the exhibition: 4 drawings by Buchman and Kahn and 1 drawing by Emery Roth of buildings in the garment district […]

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Avery’s Architectural Novelties

Avery Library announces the launch Avery’s Architectural Novelties  an online exhibition highlighting a selection of items from the Avery Classics collection that are delightfully eccentric in their treatment of architecture. One of the largest collections of rare architectural books in the world, Avery Classics counts thousands of printed volumes among its holdings, as well as […]

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Felix Candela: A Symposium

  FELIX CANDELA: A SYMPOSIUM Columbia University 501 Schermerhorn Hall Saturday, February 11, 2012 Free and open to the public   In conjunction with the exhibition Felix Candela, the Wallach Art Gallery and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library present a symposium on his life and work.  Félix Candela is regarded as one the […]

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Avery Classics Highlights at May 16th Display of Recent Acquisitions

Amidst treasures from across Avery’s collections, selections from Avery Classics included items from the Herbert Mitchell bequest, early to mid-20th century works on city planning and the modern housing movement in Europe and Latin America,  contemporary artist books on architectural subjects, and an extraordinary display of Japanese architecture and design from the interwar period.   […]

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