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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June 16, 2009
72 pages, 11 x 8 1/2
16 b/w + 32 duotone illus.
ISBN: 9780300149647
Cloth

Distributed for the Yale Center for British Art

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
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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