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dc.coverage.spatialSite: New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1969-1974 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorKahn, Louis Isidoreen_US
dc.date1969-1974en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T14:28:18Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T14:28:18Z
dc.date.issued1969-1974en_US
dc.identifier213483en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 121en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120885
dc.descriptionGeneral view looking northeast, showing the service entry (left) and south elevation (right); Located across the street from his first major commission, the Yale University Art Gallery (1953), the Yale Center is Kahn's final work and was completed after his death in 1974. It was the first museum in the United States to incorporate retail shops in its design. The Center's exterior of matte steel and reflective glass confers a monumental presence in downtown New Haven. The geometrical, four-floor interior is designed around two courtyards and is comprised of a restrained palette of natural materials (travertine marble, white oak, and Belgian linen). Kahn succeeded in creating intimate galleries where one can view objects in diffused natural light. He wanted to allow as much daylight as possible to enjoy the collection, with artificial illumination used only on dark days or in the evening. The building's design, materials, and sky-lit rooms combine to provide an environment for the works of art that is simple and dignified. It received the AIA Twenty-Five Year Award in 2004. The Yale Center for British Art was erected to house the largest, most comprehensive collection of British art outside the U.K (donated and endowed by Paul Mellon). Source: Yale Center for British Art; http://ycba.yale.edu (accessed 1/3/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; steel: matte steel; oak paneled insertsen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleYale Center for British Arten_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-KL-YC-A4en_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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