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New Rare Book Exhibits On View

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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.

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