Unpacking My Library: Architects & Their Book Collections

Unpacking My Library: Architects & Their Book Collections

Aaron Able
Aug 25, 2009

The Urban Center bookstore at The Municipal Art Society of New York started an exhibition in May — Unpacking My Library — that explores the book collections of noted New York area architects and highlights their unique taste in art books, fiction and non-fiction.

Unpacking My Library at the Urban Center Gallery features a different New York architect and their book collection every month — beginning with Peter Eisenmann in May, the exhibit currently focuses on the books of Stan Allen, principal of Stan Allen Architect and Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University. In September, the gallery changes focus to Diller/Scofidio.

The Municipal Art Society of New York is located at 457 Madison Avenue, at East 51st Street,
New York, New York 10022

Urban Center Gallery Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Closed Thursday and Sunday

A book based on the exhibit will be released later this year by Yale University Press. What does your book collection say about you?

Via: ArchDaily.

(Images: Carlos Solis)

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