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New Rare Book Exhibits On View

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, & Art Library is pleased to present two new special collections exhibitions featuring items from our Franzheim Rare Books collection.

On the Mezzanine, we are showcasing 6 plates from the International Competition of the Carnegie Foundation: The Palace of Peace at the Hague (1907).

Originally built to house the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Peace Palace is also home to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library. The project was funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, which in 1905 held an open international competition in order to find a suitable design for the building. The Neo-Renaissance style design submitted by the French architect, Louis M. Cordonnier, was chosen as the winner and in 1913 the Peace Palace was completed. The plates on display depict the winning design by Cordonnier, as well as the second, third, and fourth place winners plus two designs that were not prized.

On the first-floor display case, we are showcasing the Tegner Album by Hans Tegner.

Hans Tegner, born in 1853, was a Danish artist and illustrator. He is best known for illustrating the literary works of Hans Christian Andersen, author of the Little Mermaid among other well-known literary fairytales.

On display is a selection from the 96 plates of The Tegner Album. The images contain satire and joke drawings, material which was published in the bourgeois satirical magazines “Punch” and “Oldfux”. 

To make an appointment, please contact us at archlib@uh.edu.

Virtual Pop-Up Archives Fall 2021

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Fall 2021 

 

September 3, 2021

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning Exhibition

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October 1, 2021

Pop-Up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Jagdeep Raina: Bonds & Martine Gutierrez: Radiant Cut Exhibitions

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November 22, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating World Kindness

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December 13, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Human Rights

Access link here

 

 

Building Maintenance Closure- Dec 22nd

General Announcements

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library will be closing Wed, Dec 22nd.

The staff will continue working remotely. Regular hours resume Thu, Dec 23rd.

If you need assistance, please contact us at archlib@uh.edu  or send us a library request.

Virtual Pop-Up Art Library Dec 13

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

presents:

A Virtual Pop-Up Library via Dec 13 via Instagram 

Virtual Pop-Up Library

Browse through a selection of curated art books featuring books celebrating Human Rights Month. Follow us on social media and win a prize!

Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase Dec 1

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library & Blaffer Art Museum

present:

A Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase Dec 1

 

Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase

In partnership with Blaffer Art Museum’s First Friday Studio Sessions, browse through a selection of curated art books and museum catalogues thematically related to the museum’s current exhibition Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Comic Relief. Then participate in a fun art-making activity inspired by the artist’s “95 Theses on Paintings.” Find us at the Good Vibes Vintage Market. 

Time:3-5pm

Location: Student Center Plaza

About

Pop-Up’s

The pop-up library program began in 2018 in collaboration with Blaffer Art Museum and the Architecture, Design, and Art Library to introduce students to two campus resources. Each pop-up consists of curated art books and  featured catalogs for sale.

First Friday Studio Sessions

Blaffer Art Museum offers Studio Sessions the first Friday of every month during the fall and spring semesters. Students are invited to join drop-in tours and hands-on activities to better connect with current exhibitions. The Blaffer regularly partners with the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library to a host a pop-up at each event where students can check out art books and supplies.

This event is free and open to the public.

More on Good Vibes Vintage Market.

Virtual Pop-Up Art Library Nov 22

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

presents:

A Virtual Pop-Up Library Nov 22 via Instagram

Dr. Jesus Vassallo discusses Epics in the Everyday for Books and Bytes

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The first speaker in the 2021-2022 series of Books and Bytes is Jesus Vassallo, architect and writer and Associate Professor of Architecture at Rice School of Architecture.  On November 8th Dr. Vassallo spoke about his work Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture and the Problem of Realism. The discussion afterwards was moderated by Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design professor Jesse Hager.  Use the link below to listen to this virtual event.

https://zoom.us/rec/share/tbviQDFR_6hjj5L9o3r_CP-60BMlTydJ9_bPjdZuaOj10fn4ffbAt9XZ53rW8Q2l.tp7IImDOg8WXAq2Q Passcode: @k&qEy9i

Weekend Hours Resume

General Announcements, New Service

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library will resume its weekend hours starting November 13th, 2021. See below.

Weekend Hours

Saturday: 1pm-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm

 

 

New Holiday Hours

General Announcements, Planned Down Time

November

Monday 11/22: 8am-8pm

Tuesday 11/23: 8am-8pm

Wednesday 11/24: 8am-5pm

Thursday 11/25: Closed

Friday 11/26:  Closed

Saturday 11/27: Closed

Sunday 11/28: Closed

December

Winter Intersession

Monday-Friday : 8am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday : Closed

Winter Break/ Library Closure

December 24th- 31st : Closed

January

January 18th-Closed/MLK

Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase Nov 5

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library & Blaffer Art Museum

present:

A Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase Nov 5

 

Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase

In partnership with Blaffer Art Museum’s First Friday Studio Sessions, browse through a selection of curated art books and museum catalogues thematically related to the museum’s current exhibition Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Comic Relief.

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Fine Arts Courtyard (School of Art)

About

Pop-Up’s

The pop-up library program began in 2018 in collaboration with Blaffer Art Museum and the Architecture, Design, and Art Library to introduce students to two campus resources. Each pop-up consists of curated art books and  featured catalogs for sale.

First Friday Studio Sessions

Blaffer Art Museum offers Studio Sessions the first Friday of every month during the fall and spring semesters. Students are invited to join drop-in tours and hands-on activities to better connect with current exhibitions. The Blaffer regularly partners with the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library to a host a pop-up at each event where students can check out art books and supplies.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

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