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Columbia University: Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library

Columbia University: Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library

300 Avery Hall
1172 Amsterdam Avenue M.C. 0301
New York, NY 10027, United States
Located in Avery Hall, the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library collects books and periodicals in architecture, historic preservation, art history, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains more than 250,000 volumes and receives approximately 1,500 periodicals.

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Beccafumi, Domenico

8 sheets with 16 drawings (drawn recto and verso) of portals, arches, arcades, fireplaces, wall niches and other apertures. Drawings in ink with wash on paper, with some annotations in Italian. The sheets are from a dismembered sketchbook and are housed in a red leather-bound case titled "Architectural Drawings -- Beccafumi" on the spine.

Livingston, Edward

The archive consists of 250 + letters, drawings, invoices, leases, mortgages, bonds, and deeds related to the 516 Broadway, New York, NY, which was owned then by Edward Livingston and his partner. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence from the architects, Hugh Lamb and Charles Rich, who were hired to convert a portion of the building into stores. They worked with Cornell Iron Works, Otis Elevator etc. and approved all work and payment of bills.

Resnick, Aaron, 1914-1986
Aaron Resnick (1914-1986) was an American engineer and architect. Resnick designed for Usonia, a planned community near Pleasantville, New York, which was conceptualized by Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City. The collection documents over 100 projects designed by Aaron Resnick starting from 1947 until his death in 1986. The majority of the projects are residential buildings for the planned community of Usonia, New York. Other creators in the collection include, among others, Frank Lloyd Wright, Franzen Ulrich, Paul Schweikher, and David Henken.
Abbott, Merkt and Company

This collection primarily contains architectural drawings, photographs, business records and reference materials related to the projects and designs of architectural and engineering firm Abbott, Merkt and Company. A subsidiary portion of the collection includes drawings, photographs and papers related to the life and career of Richard H. Tatlow, III, president of Abbott Merkt, as well as the firms and agencies for which he also worked.

Feder, Abe H.
This collection includes original and reprographic drawings, photographs, project files and office records documenting the professional life of architectural and theatrical lighting designer Abe Feder. Projects represented are primarily in the continental United States, with additional commissions in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Israel. Also included in this collection are substantial correspondence files and "data books" that record essential project information.