Avery Library Events
January 23, 2014 6:00 PM
"Practice post-50: Edgar Tafel in New York"
Co-presented by AIA-NY at Edgar A. Tafel Hall
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
April 11, 2014 time TBD
Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces
Speakers: John Oechsendorf & Janet Parks
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
May 8, 2014 time TBD
Frank Lloyd Wright and The New Deal
Co-sponsored with Columbia University's Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
Speaker: Professor Ira Katznelson
at The Museum of Modern Art
May 19, 2014 3:00-8:00 PM
Display of Recent Acquisitions 2014
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
Selections: Avery Special Collections
Avery welcomed members of the Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation to a display of Selections: Avery Special Collections.
The October 30th evening exhibit and reception showcased highlights from Avery Classics (rare books) and Avery Drawings & Archives. The program included remarks by Carole Ann Fabian (Director) and Curators Carolyn Yerkes and Janet Parks.
"Frank Lloyd Wright and His Taliesin Letters"
On October 8, 2013, Avery Library hosted a lecture by Anthony Alofsin, Roland Roessner Centennial Professor in Architecture, Professor of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Piranesi Day 2013
Avery's annual exhibition of prints, drawings, and books by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was held this year on Thursday, September 26, from 4:00pm-5:30pm. It combined favorites like the rare first and second states of the Carceri series with a selection of highlights on this year's special theme: infrastructure. Held in the Wallach Seminar Room and in the Drawings and Archives reading room, this event was organized to coincide with GSAPP professor Mary McLeod's survey on the History of Architecture.
Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2013
On Monday May 20, 2013, Avery Library hosted our annual Recent Acquisitions event. Featured were a selection of works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Hugh Ferriss, John Russell Pope and others.
Sponsored by Avery Friends & the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries.
Celebrate: Avery Hall at 100 !!!
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
November 10, 2012
November 10, 2012 marked 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 support a culture of innovation and discovery of the ever dynamic fields of architectural practice and research. GSAPP and Avery Library hosted a symposium, exhibition and celebratory reception to honor Avery Hall’s storied history with remarks by faculty, scholars and staff who’ve participated in the life of the building throughout its hundred-year history.
Piranesi Day 2012
On Thursday, September 27, Avery Classics hosted its annual Piranesi Day event, a one-day exhibition that celebrates Avery's spectacular collection of works by the architect-etcher Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778). Held in conjunction with GSAPP professor Mary McLeod's History of Architecture lecture course, Piranesi Day is an opportunity to share highlights from this collection with students, faculty, and staff.
This year's display, which was exhibited in the Wallach Seminar Room and in the Drawings and Archives reading room, included first- and second-state examples from the Carceri series of etchings, presentation drawings of Piranesi's project for San Giovanni in Laterano, the monumental prints of the Columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius, and many bound volumes of prints, among other highlights.
Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2012
This one-night only exhibit featured a selection of highlights acquired this year in each of Avery’s collections: Avery Classics (rare books), Drawings & Archives, Art Properties, and Avery’s research collections in art and architecture.
Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2011
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.