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Ada Louise Huxtable papers.

Huxtable, Ada Louise, creator.

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  • Title:
    Ada Louise Huxtable papers.
  • Author/Creator: Huxtable, Ada Louise, creator.
  • Creation Date: 1859-2013, bulk 1954-2012
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Ada Louise Huxtable (1921-2013), architecture critic for the New York Times (1963-1982) and the Wall Street Journal (1997-2012), was one of the most important voices in the field of architectural criticism during the second half of the 20th century, known for her well reasoned and passionately held beliefs about the built environment. She also was a pioneer of the architectural preservation movement and championed the conservation of many important landmarks in New York and elsewhere in the country. A consummate writer and researcher, Huxtable published 11 books in her lifetime. Her long, distinguished career carried with it the honor of receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the Guggenheim Fellowship as well as numerous other awards. Huxtable also actively served on many committee boards and juries, such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Japanese Praemium Imperiale. Ada Louise was married to L. Garth Huxtable in 1942, an industrial designer and occasional collaborator.
  • Arrangement: Organized in six series: Series I. Correspondence, 1949-2012; Series II. Writing, 1934-2012; Series III. Architect files, 1886-2012; Series IV. Research files, 1859-2012; Series V. Advisory committees, juries and speaking engagements, 1889-2012; Series VI. Personal papers, 1912-2013.
  • Physical Desc.: 239.5 linear feet (432 boxes 27 flat file folders) + ADD1 (8 boxes, unprocessed), ADD2 (1 box, unprocessed).
    5 audiocassettes : analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. originals..
    9 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. originals..
    9 videodiscs (DVD) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. originals..
    41 computer disks ; 3 1/2 in. originals..
    27 computer discs ; 4 3/4 in. originals..
  • Summary: The Ada Louise Huxtable papers are comprised of correspondence, typescripts and drafts of her writings, research files, awards and honors, advisory committee papers, personal papers, architectural plans and photographic materials. Correspondence between Huxtable and her readers, which often included prominent architects, politicians and scholars, unveil changing public sentiments about architecture over the second half of the 20th century. Huxtable’s writing for newspapers such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal as well as other journals, books and lectures provide a comprehensive record of the evolution of her extensive career as an architecture critic. The research files comprise a large portion of the Huxtable papers with one series of files focused on architects and the other focused on geographic subjects. The research, which was integral to Huxtable's writing, serves as documentation of the shifting landscape of architectural design, planning and urbanism in the last 50 years. Huxtable's architect research files focus on the work of Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, Johnson & Burgee, Le Corbusier, Richard Meier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Renzo Piano, Eero Saarinen, Skidmore Owings and Merrill and Minoru Yamasaki.
  • Language: English
  • Form/Genre: Photographs, Original
    Floppy disks
    Compact discs
    Born digital
  • Subjects: Huxtable, Ada Louise Ando, Tadao Foster, Norman Gehry, Frank O., 1929- Huxtable, L. Garth Le Corbusier, 1887-1965 Meier, Richard, 1934- Piano, Renzo Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 Yamasaki, Minoru, 1912-1986 Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969 Herzog & de Meuron Johnson & Burgee Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architecture -- Criticism, interpretation, etc, Architecture, modern -- 20th century Architecture -- New York (N.Y.) Architectural critics -- United States Architects -- correspondence Historic preservation Architecture and society -- History -- United States -- 20th century New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
  • ID/Accession Number: 3009-835
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers. Audio visual materials and data disks are unavailable until reformatted.
  • OCLC Record Number: 879619350
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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