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.

Collection Sampling

Morris Lapidus photograph collection, 1929-1992

276 photographs of Lapidus' work.

Collection ID: 3464760

The Orders of Architecture engravings, 1536

8 engravings signed A.V., after drawings by S.B. (usually identified as Sebastiano Serlio). The initials S.B. appeared on impressions of the first state only, which were made in Venice in 1528. In the second state, the titles were re-engraved by Agostino Veneziano (also known as Agostino Musi), who redated the plates 1536 and numbered them; these were printed in Rome. In the third state, a later publisher, Antonio Salamanca, added his name: Ant. Sal. exc. These engravings are third state. This set of 8 prints contains nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11. Plates 4, 6, 8 are lacking.

Collection ID: 14616730

Benjamin J. Stark residence (New London, Conn.) architectural drawings, 1866

Included are five preliminary drawings, eighteen working drawings, and nine full-scale details for Bryant & Gilman's residence for the Honorable Benjamin J. Stark in New London, Connecticut.

Collection ID: 3460604

Birch Burdette Long architectural drawings, 1906- 1935

This collection primarily contains architectural renderings executed by Long in 1906 for a memorial issue of BUILDINGS magazine dedicated to New York architect Stanford White. These drawings represent White's most famous structures designed while he was a partner with McKim, Mead & White. Buildings depicted include Madison Square Garden, the New York Herald Building, and the Washington Memorial Arch, all in New York City, among others. Also included in this collection are miscellaneous architectural drawings by Long, Chester B. Price, and others, circa 1920s-1930s; and printed material.

Collection ID: 3460630

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : exhibition files, 1902-1965

Wright's work and ideas were exhibited throughout the United States and Europe on numerous occasions during his lifetime. This collection represents over 40 of those different exhibitions and includes shows mounted by Wright as well as those mounted by some of the most established curators and institutions of the time. Highlights in the collection include papers on Wright's first traveling show in 1930, a scrapbook compiled by H.T. Wijdeveld celebrating the exhibition he organized for Wright that toured Germany and Netherlands in 1931, and correspondence and other papers related to the many Sixty Years of Living Architecture shows throughout the United States and the world.
Collection ID: 12471339

Christopher Gray research papers on Emery Roth/Emery Roth & Sons, 1920s-1980s

This collection contains photocopied images and original published plates of buildings in the United States and abroad designed by the New York architectural firms of Emery Roth and Emery Roth & Sons between the 1920s and the 1980s. The photocopied images are organized by project in binders; the original plates and photographic prints are organized by project in six folders.

Collection ID: 6988826

Mosher Steel Company records on the World Trade Center, 1966-70

The collection documents Mosher Steel Company of Houston's participation in the construction of New York's Twin Towers. Including are 10 drawings of core columns, erector's derricks and box girders; over 40 letters and memos between Mosher and the New York Port Authority ; 2 photographs of completed steel columns ; maps and other ephemera.

Collection ID: 12915729

Louis B. Frederick House (Barrington, Illinois) drawings and records, 1954-2004, bulk 1954-1958

The collection includes 55 architectural drawing prints (blue line, wash-off, and electroic static) and small group of papers including specifications, copy of a photograph of Wright on the site, and some statements and financial records. Additional creators in the collection include landscape architect David Lawson, Northwest Mill & Supply Corp., and Taliesin Associated Architects.

Collection ID: 13263903

Frederick Gutheim papers, 1939-1997

The papers in this collection were gathered by architectural historian Jane C. Loeffler to be used in an unrealized biography on Frederick Gutheim. The bulk of the papers were given to Loeffler by Gutheim. The structure of the files is Loeffler's, except for the first four files in the collection ("Editorial and Publishing Files") which were removed from a file box maintained directly by Gutheim. The bulk of the collection documents Gutheim's professional activities and research. Included are materials on the Pennsylvania Avenue renewal project, Montgomery County preservation efforts, Frederick Law Olmsted Sesquicentennial activities, and research on Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto. Additionally, the collection includes unpublished drafts of Gutheim's memoirs.

Collection ID: 12304713