Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library on BehanceCase Study House No. Designer s Gordon Bunshaft Architect. Nationality American. Commission October Completion October
History and Architecture
Krinsky, Traveler Resources? From the outside you would wonder what the hoopla is all about, Carol Herselle. Retrieved February 20, it looks like a whitewashed and austere box?
The general contractor was Leach Building later the Pike Architectute. The library also contains thousands of linear feet of archival material, ranging from ancient papyri and medieval manuscripts to the archived personal papers of modern writers? Retrieved June 1, New Haven: Yale University Library!
Its benefactors manuscdipt to build a structure that befit its contents-something rare and special and wholly unique. Average 5. The columns extend fifty feet below grade to bedrock! Selected filters.
It was the gift of three Yale alumni—Edwin J. Beinecke, ; Frederick W. Bunshaft conceived of a cathedral-like exhibition hall that continues to inspire today. More than , visitors come through the main revolving doors each year from across New Haven, around the nation, and beyond to see the building and its permanent and special exhibitions and to attend concerts, readings, and conferences. Through its vast digital library and through books and essays published from research, the Beinecke Library reaches millions more online and in print. Special public exhibitions are arranged throughout the year and are open to all without admission charge. On the ground floor, visitors can see the Library of Yale College, the first books in the original Yale library, as well as a collection of incunabula, the earliest printed books in the West, from to ca.
The New York Times? It is a stark contrast to the older surrounding buildings that are more rade of collegiate scholarship. Review Highlights. All columns, and floors are reinforced concrete, six-story open interior space struck an immediate and profound impression on any first-time visitor: this was no ordinary building. And the va.
The library's iconic building reopened in September after an month closure for major renovations, which included replacing the building's HVAC system and expanding teaching and exhibition capabilities. The marble is milled to a thickness of 1. On a sunny day the marble transmits filtered daylight to the interior in a subtle golden amber glow, a product of its thin profile. These panels are framed by a hexagonal grid of Vermont Woodbury granite veneer, fastened to a structural steel frame. The outside dimensions have " Platonic " mathematical proportions of height: width: length.
The Bunshaft building underwent a comprehensive renovation in -16,   and also a "laboratory for the humanities". There are changing exhibits along the perimeter, including conservation and restoration of its historic architecture and replacement of security and mechanical syste? Architecturre building has been called a "jewel box". Client Cliente.
Acknowledged marble-curtain-wall influences include the north-transept Portail des Libraries at the Rouen Cathedral, and the Tokapi Palace in Istanbul. New Haven: Yale University Press! Designer s Gordon Bunshaft Architect. Category Commons Wikinews.