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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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DESIGNER
 
 
SOM - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
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CONTEXT
 
Relationship with the location
Gordon Bunshaft, SOM, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Gordon Bunshaft, SOM, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Gordon Bunshaft, SOM, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Gordon Bunshaft, SOM, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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MATERIALS
 
steel, marble, granite

Translucent Vermont marble panels in a granite frame

Gordon Bunshaft, SOM, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Connecticut
County
New Haven
Town
New Haven
Address
Yale University - Beinecke Plaza (Wall Street, High Street)
 
 
Website
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
Education buildings
Libraries, archives and documentation centres
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1960    
Realisation
1960 - 1963
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Fred A. Bernstein, "Yale's Beinecke Library restored", Architectural Record 9/2016, september 2016, p. 32
"Yale's iconic Beinecke Library to close for renovation", Architectural Record 8/2014, august 2014, p. 28
"SOM. Gordon Bunshaft. Beinecke Rare Book Library. Yale University. 1959-63", Casabella 761-762, dicembre 2007-gennaio 2008/december 2007-january 2008 [Biblioteche oggi], pp. 30-43
Nicholas Adams, "Le Beinecke Libray: un manifesto architettonico / Beinecke Library as an Architectural manifesto", Casabella 761-762, dicembre 2007-gennaio 2008/december 2007-january 2008 [Biblioteche oggi], pp. 31-42 (30-43), 168-170
Yukio Futagawa, GA 03 Library, Tokyo 2006, pp. 14-17
Stephen Parks, The Beinecke Library, YaleStephen Parks (ed.), The Beinecke Library of Yale University, Yale University Press, New Haven 2003
Casabella 655, aprile/april 1998, p. 93
Ezra Stoller (photo), "Through the Viewfinder", Architectural Record 5/1997, may 1997, "Features" p. 152 (147-152)
Arnold Newman (photo), Paolo Costantini, "Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library", Casabella 644, aprile/april 1997, pp. 80-81
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
Gordon Bunshaft, SOM, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Copy of the Gutenberg Bible kept in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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CLIENT
 
 
Yale University
Edwin J. Beinecke, Frederick W. Beinecke, Walter Beinecke
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Floors
6 levels
Capacity
180,000 volumes
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STAFF
 
Project
Gordon Bunshaft
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - SOM
Furniture
Florence Knoll
Marcel Breuer
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Carol M. Highsmith, Henry M. Trotter, VillageHero, Gunnar Klack, Lauren Manning
Videos © Engineering Discoveries, Yale Campus, WTNH News8
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Gordon Bunshaft, SOM, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut



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