The Architecture of the Yale Center for British Art

Jules David Prown; Foreword by Amy Meyers; Photographs by Thomas A. Brown

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The Yale Center for British Art stands as the final masterpiece of the great 20th-century American architect Louis I. Kahn (1901--1974). It received the 2005 American Institute of Architects Twenty-Five Year Award honoring “significant architectural landmarks . . . that have withstood the test of time.” This handsome volume, originally published for the Center’s grand opening in 1977, is a timely reminder of the Center’s architectural distinction.

 

Contemporaneous photographs and an enlightening essay by Jules David Prown provide an account of the architecture, design, and circumstances of its commission and building. A new foreword by its current director, Amy Meyers, brings the celebration of the Center into the present day.

Jules David Prown is the Paul Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University. He served as the first Director of the Yale Center for British Art from 1968 to 1976.

Winner in the category of design for the 2010 Connecticut Book Award, given by the Connecticut Center for the Book
ISBN: 9780300149647
Publication Date: June 16, 2009
Co-publisher: Distributed for the Yale Center for British Art
72 pages, 11 x 8 1/2
16 b/w + 32 duotone illus.
Discovered Lands, Invented Pasts

Transforming Visions of the American West

Jules David Prown, Nancy K.

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Knowing Nature

Art and Science in Philadelphia, 1740-1840

Edited by Amy R. W. Meyers; With the assistance of Lisa L.

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Paul Mellon's Legacy

A Passion for British Art

John Baskett, Jules David Prown, Duncan Robinson, Brian All

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The Art of Natural History

Illustrated Treatises and Botanical Paintings, 1400-1850

Edited by Therese O'Malley and Amy R. W. Meyers

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery

Edited by Helen A.

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Louis I. Kahn in Conversation

Interviews with John W. Cook and Heinrich Klotz, 1969–70

Edited by Jules David Prown and Karen E. Denavit

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