Univ. of Arkansas students at Avery

On September 18 and 19, Avery Drawings and Archives hosted a senior studio class from the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture. They are preparing documentation and interpretation materials on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson house, which has been disassembled and is to be reconstructed on the grounds of the Crystal Bridges Museum of […]

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Avery Library Acquires Jane C. Loeffler Embassy Archives

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Jane C. Loeffler Collection of Research Papers on American Embassies, a collection of documents, photos, architectural drawings, interviews and research papers, donated to the library by architectural historian Jane C. Loeffler of Washington, D.C. “It is gratifying to save valuable history […]

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Shigeru Ban awarded Pritzker Prize

On Monday March 24, 2014, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize, For twenty years Ban has traveled to sites of natural and man-made disasters around the world, to work with local citizens, volunteers and students, to design and construct simple, dignified, low-cost, recyclable shelters and community […]

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Open Access Week 2013

Open Access Week is a global event now in its 6th year, which promotes open access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Open access (OA) content is online, freely accessible, and has relatively few or no restrictions on reuse.  All this week (October 21-25) at Columbia, the folks from the Scholarly Communication Program, […]

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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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