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dc.coverage.spatialSite: New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1951-1953 (creation); 2004-2007 (restoration)en_US
dc.creatorKahn, Louis Isidoreen_US
dc.date1951-1953en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T14:28:03Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T14:28:03Z
dc.date.issued1951-1953en_US
dc.identifier213469en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 120en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120871
dc.descriptionView where the stair meets the building, showing one of the five concrete belt courses, which run along the entire length on the south wall; The Yale University Art Gallery was Louis I. Kahn's first significant commission and is widely considered his first masterpiece. Designed while Kahn was a visiting critic at the Yale School of Architecture, the building--the first of three art museums that he would design--represented a dramatic point of departure for American museum architecture as a whole. Constructed of brick, concrete, glass, and steel, and presenting a windowless wall along its most public façade, the building was a radical break from the neo-Gothic buildings that characterize much of the campus, including the adjacent Swartwout building. Kahn's design has been celebrated not only for its beauty, geometry, and light, but also for its structural and engineering innovations. Among these is the housing of electrical and ventilating systems in hollow concrete tetrahedrons that make up the ceiling, appearing to float overhead. The building was restored in 2007. Source: Yale University Art Gallery; http://artgallery.yale.edu/ (accessed 1/3/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; brick; glass; steelen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleYale University Art Galleryen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-KL-YA-A5en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeart museumen_US
dc.contributor.displayLouis Isidore Kahn (American architect, 1901-1974)en_US


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