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Yale Center for British Art. Institutional Archives, Yale Center for British Art building construction and maintenance collection,, 1965-2007
Yale Center for British Art building construction and maintenance collection, 1965-2007.
- Physical Description:
- 5 linear feet (5 boxes)
- ArchivesA001Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Email]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Full Orbis Record:
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- Archives & Manuscripts
- This collection is unprocessed and may not be available for immediate access.
The Yale Center for British Art was designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) and completed after his death. The Center was Kahn's final work and is located across the street from his first commission, the Yale University Art Gallery (opened in 1953). The Center has a sleek, modern aesthetic, and it is the first museum in the United States with incorporated retail space. Notable elements of the design include the juxtaposition of materials similar in color and texture, such as the glass and steel on the façade, the strong geometry of the interior, and the many windows that bathe objects in diffused natural light. In 2005, the Center was awarded the Twenty-Five Year Award by the American Institute of Architects.
This collection consists of material related to the construction and maintenance of the Yale Center for British Art. It includes correspondence, publications, architectural sketches, mechanical specification notebooks, photographs, and slides.
- Subject Terms:
- Architecture -- Conservation and restoration.Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974.Yale Center for British Art.