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Inside the Newly Restored Yale Center for British Art
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Inside the Newly Restored Yale Center for British Art

Joseph Giovannini considers Louis Kahn's original "sins," and why they might... More

Illuminating a Cathedral of Learning
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Illuminating a Cathedral of Learning

An $18 million restoration to the nave of Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library brings... More

Night and Day at the Museum
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Night and Day at the Museum

A complex restoration combining daylight, halogen, and LED strategies sheds new... More

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Architecture & Illumination Lecture

Part of an on-going series of public programs presented by the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City that reflect on the connections between architecture and issues of sustainability, history, culture, and politics, on April 3, 2008, architectural historian Dietrich Neumann spoke about the nighttime urban landscape in a lecture titled "Architecture & Illumination." The talk included a condensed history of architectural illumination by electric lighting and discussed a developing interest in the nocturnal appearance of buildings since the beginning of the twentieth century. Using a range of historic and contemporary examples, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Chicago Tribune building, Neumann demonstrated how the integration of light and architecture has become a powerful and sophisticated form of advertising at night. More

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Highlight: Yale University Art Gallery

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. More

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