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Yale Center for British Art building construction and maintenance collection

 Collection
Call Number: A001

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1965-2007

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is unprocessed and may not be available for immediate access.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/ycba.ia.A001

Biographical / Historical

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.
Title
Yale Center for British Art building construction and maintenance collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Institutional Archives Repository

Contact:
Institutional Archives
1080 Chapel Street
P. O. Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280 US
(203) 432-8395

Location

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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