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The Architect’s Library: Notable Books on Architectural Themes in the Vassar College Library

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The Architect’s Library is being held in four locations on campus. In the Special Collections Study Room are some of the first books on architecture held by the College; in the cases in the Main Library are a broad selection of books, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century; in the Art Library are books from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is a small exhibition devoted to the works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, his followers and predecessors.


A catalogue of the architectural collection entitled The Architect’ s Library: A Collection of Notable Books on Architecture at Vassar College, edited by Nicholas Adams, is available from The Art Department or Special Collections. The catalogue has contributions by students in Art 370 (Spring 2013), professor Brian Lukacher, Art Librarian Thomas Hill, and Vassar graduates Sean Weiss (City University of New York) and Lindsay Cook (Columbia University).