Highlight: Yale University Art Gallery

Petty, Margaret Maile (2007) Highlight: Yale University Art Gallery. Architectural Lighting, 21(1), pp. 23-25.

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Abstract

Modern architecture, with its exposed concrete, glass, and steel expanses, does not age gracefully. The Yale University Art Gallery, designed by architecture great Louis Kahn, is no exception. As Yale's first modernist building, completed in 1953, and Kahn's first major commission and collaboration with pioneering lighting designer, Richard Kelly, the gallery is an important part of American architecture. Yet, despite its iconic status, the building suffered numerous architectural indignities in the years following its completion, including the insertion of permanent gallery partitions, which divided Kahn's open plan, and the enclosure of an exterior court, which blocked daylight to the lower galleries.

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ID Code: 95106
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0894-0436
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: http://www.archlighting.com/projects/highlight-yale-university-art-gallery_o
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2016 03:49
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 06:34

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