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The Beinecke Library is a really special building. To protect the books there is very little natural light — just that which seeps up from the lower-level entrance and basement reader rooms. The raised part of the building is clad in the square marble panels shown directly opposite in this shot. The marble allows some daylight through, so on a sunny day this room glows. . Unfortunately I was there on a grey day and the lighting in there was horrible. Flat and dead. Enjoyment of this high concept building was torpedoed by the very thing that makes it special. The clutter of coatracks, exhibition stands and signage didn’t help. . Sometimes I have high expectations of a building and it disappoints. This was one of those. Shortly I’ll be posting shots of Louis Kahn’s Yale Center for British Art which I had low expectations for and turned out to be spectacularly good. Perhaps the best gallery space I’ve ever seen. . If you’re still reading, tell me about a building that was far better — or far worse — than you expected. . tbt #beineckelibrary #yale #1963 . . #gordonbunshaft #skidmoreowingsmerrill #som #library #newhaven #newhavenct #architecture #archdaily #modernarchitecture #modernism #modernist #brutalist #brutalism #marble #stone #concrete
More from Art, Memory, and the First World War study day @yalebritishart @beineckelibrary Victor Peltier’s Croquis de la Guerre. http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/9617547. #beineckelibrary #beinecke #wwi #worldwar1 #britishartcenter
Art, Memory, and the First World War study day included Edith Wharton’s documents for traveling on the western front see http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/3435140 #beineckelibrary #beinecke #edithwharton #wwi #worldwar1
There’s an easier way to get to our collections. Just making sure you know. #specialcollections . . #beineckelibrary #beinecke #brbl #librariesofinstagram #yalelibraries #orangecone #orangecones #ladder
ahí, frente a ella, yacía toda la sabiduría de miles de años de humanidad, recolectada de todos los confines del mundo, registrada en papel y tinta, condensada en aquella enorme caja de cristal, a su alcance. sólo necesitaba abrirla... “no lo hagas, Pandora”, escuchó que le decían, pero ella igual giró la llave. • there, right in front of her, lay all the knowledge of thousands of years of mankind, collected from all the corners of the world, registered with ink and paper, condensed in that colossal crystal box, within her reach. she just needed to open it... “don’t do it, Pandora” she heard them say, but she turned the key regardless.
@beineckelibrary in a delightful November evening #beineckelibrary #evening
Taken before I cried a little because of how suffocatingly beautiful Beinecke is #whatisyale #imnotusedtothis #beineckelibrary
The wiki page about the Beinecke library turned out to be quite interesting: “It is one of the largest buildings in the world entirely dedicated to rare books and manuscripts. On a sunny day the marble transmits filtered daylight to the interior in a subtle golden amber glow, a product of its thin profile. These panels are framed by a hexagonal grid of Vermont Woodbury granite veneer, fastened to a structural steel frame. The outside dimensions have "Platonic" mathematical proportions of 1:2:3 (height: width: length)» #beineckerarebookandmanuscriptlibrary #beineckelibrary #yaleuniversity #yalecampus #yale #library #libraryporn #librarylife #librarydesign #librarylife 📚 #phdlife #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturehunter #architectural #newengland #newenglandfall #newenglandliving #newengland_igers #ig_newengland
Repost from @beineckelibrary - Langston Hughes, The Ballot and Me, draft, typescript, carbon corrected, 1956. "Written especially for St. James Presbyterian Church at the request of Dorothy Maynor" in the Langston Hughes Papers #Vote #Voting #VotingRights #CivilRights #History #USHistory #AmericanHistory #Election #LibrariesOfInstagram #Langston #LangstonHughes #Ballot #Yale #YaleUniversity #BeineckeLibrary #Beinecke #AfricanAmericanHistory
Langston Hughes, The Ballot and Me, draft, typescript, carbon corrected, 1956. "Written especially for St. James Presbyterian Church at the request of Dorothy Maynor" in the Langston Hughes Papers #Vote #Voting #VotingRights #CivilRights #History #USHistory #AmericanHistory #Election #LibrariesOfInstagram #Langston #LangstonHughes #Ballot #Yale #YaleUniversity #BeineckeLibrary #Beinecke #AfricanAmericanHistory
La biblioteca Beinecke alberga libros raros y manuscritos originales de autores como Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Schiller, Benjamin Franklin, Gutemberg (tienen una de las primeras impresiones de la biblia), entre muchos otros; un lugar único en todos los sentidos. Su fachada de mosaico se puede apreciar externa e internamente y sus pisos tienen calefacción para que no haya nieve que pueda filtrar agua y por ende, humedad que dañe los libros. Quiero envejecer aquí. ____________________________ #Yale #YaleUniversity #beineckelibrary #NewHaven #Books #Bookstagram
"The vote has value. Don't neglect your right to vote. Don't waste it. Don't forget it." Langston Hughes, The Ballot and Me, draft, typescript, carbon corrected, 1956. "Written especially for St. James Presbyterian Church at the request of Dorothy Maynor" in the Langston Hughes Papers #Vote #Voting #VotingRights #CivilRights #History #USHistory #AmericanHistory #Election #LibrariesOfInstagram #Langston #LangstonHughes #Ballot #Yale #YaleUniversity #BeineckeLibrary #Beinecke #AfricanAmericanHistory
#skidmoreowingsmerrill a #beineckelibrary #beinecke at #yale fucking out here: the flat sections between the concrete shapes are marble which, when you’re inside, admit light. It’s as if you’re witness to a #crosssection through time #itself #architecturephotography #davesouthwood #davesouthwoodphotography #nikon #nikond810 #silverefexpro2 #tiltshift
The Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library on Yale University’s Hewitt Quadrangle / Gordon Bunshaft of SOM / 1960-1963 / Fall 2018 #thelibraryofbabel #gordonbunshaft #beineckelibrary #travelwithstudents #yaleuniversity
Beinecke rare book & manuscript library - 6 story glass enclosed tower of book stacks. Impressive to see an #original #gutenbergbible #firstbookeverprinted #1445 #movabletype #yaleuniversity #rarebooklibrary #beineckelibrary #literaryarchive #newhaven #connecticut
Halloween party at the Beinecke! We had some really fun costumes this year. #beineckelibrary #halloweencostume #halloween
Absolutely luscious eye candy. Definitely not your run of the mill Ephemera. #beineckerarebookandmanuscriptlibrary #beineckelibrary #eyecandy #definatelynotephermera #yale
Beinecke Director in the lab! EC radiates enthusiasm as he checks out the Bruker M6 and XRF work with manuscripts related to the Gutenberg Bible and ongoing ink analysis. #YUL -IPCHcollaboration #beineckelibrary #gatesguestbook @yalelibrary @yaleipch @beineckelibrary
A special curator tour for Yale Library Associates at Mystic. Missed this lovely acknowledgement plaque on the last visit. Thank you Basie Gitlin for organizing! #beineckelibrary #onloanfromYUL
Book stacks-as-reliquary vessel in a masterpiece of modernism, Gordon Bunshaft’s @beineckelibrary , raising the presentation of the collection to exuberant heights 📚 #beinecke #beineckelibrary #yale #newhaven #gordonbunshaft #modernism #som #architecture #bookstagram #artoftheday #instaart #instayale #vermontmarble 1:2:3
It’s a little late (or early) for #manuscriptmonday , but check out these Missal folios for the Eucharistic Prayer or Roman Canon. Notice how the words of institution (accipite on pages 3 and 4) are less ornamented than other sections #beineckelibrary #yaleism
Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library #yaleuniversity #beineckelibrary #beineckerarebookandmanuscriptlibrary
“When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it's an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved so that they can dialogue.” . . . . #doloreshuerta #whomcreditisdue #beineckelibrary #respect #eyeonthewest #unitedfarmworkers #laborrights #humanrights
Architectural Masculinity of the Beinecke #beineckelibrary #yale
This is the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and also my new favorite place in the world. We happened to stumble upon this building because the law library was closed, and I’m so glad that we did. It is not a hyperbole when I say that my breath was quite literally taken away when I walked into this space. If you look closely in the video, you can see the walls are made of thinly cut Vermont marble that allows the sunlight to shine through the slabs. But, the star of the building is obviously the six-story above-ground glass-enclosed tower of book stacks. SWIPE for more pics and videos >>>>>> • • • #connecticut #yale #reallifestarshollow #starshollow #gilmoregirls #university #school #library #autumn #newengland #naturephotography #travelphotography #books #eastcoast #photooftheday #visualsoflife #postoftheday #gilmore #beineckelibrary #fall #🍁 #📚 #connecticutgram #roadtrip #instagood #potd #newyork #nyc #photography #fallfoliage
“Eye on the West: Photography and the Contemporary West,” now showing at @beineckelibrary at Yale, has a beautiful new book to complement the exhibition. The book was designed by the amazing Miko McGinty, was published by Yale University Press and includes reproductions of 34 photographs which are accompanied by essays by George Miles and each of the artists. It’s a unique book and one that I’m proud to be included in. If you’re interested in a copy, I would order sooner rather than later as it was a small run. You can order at yalebooks.yale.edu. . #EyeontheWest #BeineckeLibrary #GeorgeMiles #Photobook #Photography #AmericanWest #mikomcginty
Copy of the Gutenberg Bible at the Beinecke Library. #beineckelibrary
Here’s another photograph that is included in the current exhibition. “Eye on the West” at Yale’s Beinecke Library in New Haven, CT through 12/16. #deathvalley #furnacecreek #westernlandscape #california #californiadesert #folding chairs #panoramicphotography #deathvalleydays #BeineckeLibrary #Yale #Eyeonthewest
One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts. The library was designed by Gordon Burnshaft and completed in 1963. The building is made of Vermont marble and granite and some of its most famous collections are the Gutenberg Bible (1450’s AD) the Voynich manuscript also circa 15th century. . . . #library #yale #beineckelibrary #archive #gordonbunshaft #hewittquadrangle #books #yaleuniversity #newhaven #connecticut
Beinecke Rare Manuscript Library in New Haven, Connecticut. Beautiful marble building and a must see in New Haven. Fortunate to receive a tour from my son while visiting him there recently. Worth your time! 👍 😊 📚 #beinecke #beineckelibrary #beineckerarebookandmanuscriptlibrary
GOLDEN TOE [Werbung *Ortsnennung] Morgen geht bei uns die Schule wieder los. Zum Glück sind wir auf der sicheren Seite - haben unsere Kinder doch bereits den Fuß von John Harvard und - letztes Jahr - den Zeh von Theodore D. Woolsey, dem 10. Präsidenten der YALE University, gerubbelt. 😂👞🎓 #läuft Ich muss zugeben, dass mir der YALE-Campus ein bisschen besser gefallen hat, als der der Harvard-University. Zu gerne würde ich mir ja noch mal Princeton und die Brown anschauen... ganz zarte Plänchen werden gerade "gepflanzt"... = = = #yale #yaleuniversity #theodoredwoolsey #newhaven #gutenbergbibel #beineckerarebookandmanuscriptlibrary #beineckelibrary #yalecampus #familyvacation #makingmemories
Light filtered through stone and old old books #yale #beineckelibrary
Some museum time with the kiddos! #beinecke #beineckelibrary
Wonderful to welcome visitors for #docomomous Tour Day of #publicspaces inside & our, happily coincident with the 55th anniversary of #BeineckeLibrary ’s opening to the public on October 14, 1963
#OTD October 11, 1963, the #BeineckeLibrary was dedicated. Here are some images from the #Beinecke family history albums, part of Gen MSS 570. #OnThisDay #Birthday #Anniversary #YaleUniversity #Yale #Library #LibrariesOfInstagram #OnThisDayInHistory #History #Architecture #Modernism #ModernArchitecture
Enjoying a mid day rest #beineckelibrary #notart
"In a good book room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them." > > > Mark Twain > > > the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is one of the world’s foremost collections of rare manuscripts. Opened in 1963, the library is renowned for its translucent marble facade and the world-renowned glass book tower sheltered within – a dramatic arrangement resulting from the particular requirements of a repository for literary artifacts.
Casually wandering about the third oldest university in the country, we stumbled upon some of the most elite secret societies, one of the world's largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, as well as walk through some halls and courtyards that predate the country by nearly a century. #skullandbones #berzelius #nathanhale #beineckelibrary #johnathanedwardscollege #prerevolutionarywar #ivyleague #nextstopharvard #partnerincrime
I will be participating in an all-day Photobook Workshop on October 26 at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book Library @beineckelibrary. Should be a great day, "In conjunction with its exhibition Eye on the West: Photography and the Contemporary West the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library will host a one-day workshop on contemporary photobooks featuring a hands-on workshop exploring works from Larissa Leclair’s Indie Photobook Library @larissaleclair as well as conversations with photographers Marion Belanger @belangerstudio , Lauren Henkin and Lisa McCarty @insta.lisa.mccarty about their experiences making photobooks and with curators Molly Dotson (Yale Arts Library, Special Collections), Lisa McCarty (Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies) @duke_ada and George Miles (Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library) about collecting photobooks. IF you are interested in attending, DM me and I can give you instructions on how to register (it is free!). . Schedule includes: 9:30 – 11:30: Looking at photobooks Marion Belanger, Molly Doston, Lauren Henkin, Lisa McCarty and George Miles will guide exploration and conversation about photobooks from the Leclair Indie Photobook Library. Participants will have the opportunity to handle selections from the IPL. 11:30 to 1:00: Lunch on Your Own 1:00 to 2:30: Making Photobooks Marion Belanger, Lauren Henkin and Lisa McCarty will discuss their process and experiences making photobooks. There will be time for Q & A with the audience. 2:30 to 3:00: Coffee break on Beinecke mezzanine amidst Beinecke’s ”Eye on the West” exhibit 3:00 to 4:30: Collecting Photobooks Molly Dotson, Lisa McCarty and George Miles will discuss their collection development interests and strategies. Followed by Q & A from the audience. . #BeineckeLibrary #VelaNoche #LaurenHenkin #MarionBelanger #LisaMcCarty #LarissaLeclair #IndiePhotobookLibrary #Photobook #bookcollector . . “Silence is an Orchard,” by Lauren Henkin, published 2011 by Vela Noche Press.
The Beinecke Rare Book Library. The marble walls are only 1.25" thick so let filtered sunlight through on sunny days. #yale #beineckelibrary #rarebooks #yaleuniversity #yalearchitecture #architecture
One of my favorite projects I visited for our new book that comes out TOMORROW! This project at Yale, by Gordon Bunshaft /SOM takes your breath away every. single. time. Even 55 years after it was built. You really must see it in person. Link in profile for book info.
Ezra Stoller‘s fabulous photo of an even more fabulous building: the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (1960-63) of Yale University in New Haven, CT, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
My friend Audrey works for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It was super cool...there are no windows, instead there are giant slabs of marble which let in filtered light, to protect the books. They look even cooler from the inside with the light coming in. My former librarian was nerding out. We also saw Skull and Bones, the oldest secret society. 😳☠️ #Beinecke #beineckelibrary #skullandbones #secretsociety
Exploring Yale: the Law School, Sterling and Beinecke Libraries (which held a Gutenberg bible), the oldest part of campus, and the Bell Tower. I thought it was prettier than Harvard! 📚🎓🤓 #yale #sterlinglibrary #beinecke #beineckelibrary #gutenbergbible #betterthanharvard
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