Model Projections

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and GSAPP are pleased to announce the opening of a co-presented exhibition, Model Projections, October – December 15, 2018 at the Arthur Ross Architectural Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University. Gallery Talk: November 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm Reception following REGISTER to ATTEND Co-curated by Jennifer Gray and Irene Sunwoo, Model Projections […]

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Looking East: James Justinian Morier and Nineteenth-Century Persia

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, “Looking East: James Justinian Morier and Nineteenth-Century Persia,” in the Wallach Study Center.  This exhibition is the second in a new series called “MA in Art History Presents,” in which the MA students, under the guidance of Dr. Frederique […]

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Digital Serlio Symposium

Friday October 19, 2018 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Maison Française, Buell Hall, Columbia University Please join us to celebrate the launch of the Digital Serlio Project at a day-long symposium focused on current research on Sebastiano Serlio’s unpublished masterwork, On Domestic Architecture (Tutte l’opere d’architettura, Libro VI). The Digital Serlio Project provides online access […]

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Avery Classics New Acquisitions 2017-2018 exhibition

New Acquisitions 2017-2018 Curator: Teresa Harris June 4 – September 28, 2018 Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Avery Classics Reading Room, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library A selection of new acquisitions from the past academic year is currently on display in Avery Classics. Materials range from Soviet photo journals to a hand-drawn copy of […]

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Avery Classics trade catalogs in BTHL

Avery Classics has partnered with the Association for Preservation Technology to digitize 500 trade catalogs and make them available to the public through the Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) on the Internet Archive. Trade catalogs are an invaluable source of information on building materials, supplies and decoration. Avery Classics has one of the largest collections of architectural […]

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Art in Life Exhibition: Art Properties & the MA in Art History Program

Currently on view in Avery Library’s Wallach Study Center for Art & Architecture is an exhibition entitled Art in Life: Engravings by Robert Nanteuil (c. 1623-1678) from the Frederick Paul Keppel Collection at Columbia University. This exhibition is the result of a new curricular collaboration between Art Properties and the Department of Art History and […]

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Avery Library remembers Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (1930-2017)

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, architectural historian and Frank Lloyd Wright archivist, passed away December 31, 2017 at the age of 87. A widely recognized expert on Wright, Pfeiffer authored more than 50 publications on Wright’s life and architecture. He was an apprentice to Wright at the Taliesin Fellowship from 1949 to 1956, and then studied architecture […]

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Panoramas

PANORAMAS Curator: Teresa Harris December 18, 2017 – April 4, 2018 Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Avery Classics Reading Room, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Panorama is derived from the Greek words meaning ‘all’ and ‘view.’ For centuries, popular entertainment has utilized panoramic composition to transport viewers to far-away places like Athens or Versailles or […]

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Avery Classics Viewbooks exhibit online

Avery Classics is pleased to announce its newest online exhibit, Viewbooks : Window into America. Drawing on last year’s reading room display, Viewbooks : Window into America features a selection of 50 viewbooks from Avery’s extensive  holdings — more than 4,000 titles representing hundreds of American cities and towns. This online exhibit approaches the viewbook genre from two directions […]

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