Architecture and Allied Arts Library
Pictured is a detail from Fish Stories, an artists' book by Mare Blocker. Visit A&AA Library for a look at the current exhibit, A Teahouse, a Wigwam, and the Sex Lives of Vegetables -- a display of some of the library unique collection of artists' books, rare books, and historic student models.
The Architecture and Allied Arts Library is a major center for art and architectural information in the Pacific Northwest. Occupying three floors of Lawrence Hall, the A&AA Library's unique, sunlit spaces and seating arrangements provide a welcoming environment for its users. A hallmark of AAA Library is a two-story reading room named after Marion Dean Ross, whose bequest has enabled the development of a rich collection of rare architectural history books.
The A&AA Library's collections primarily support the diverse academic programs associated with the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Read more about the scope and content of A&AA Library's collections. Complementing this collection are large holdings of art and architecture titles in Knight Library and the smaller UO Portland Library and Learning Commons. Important collections of architectural archives and drawings are housed in the UO Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives.
In April 2014, new spaces on the third floor opened, featuring another reading room, a reservable student collaboration room, and spaces for special collections and general collection growth.
Past exhibits: Drawn to Design (historic architecture student drawings); Carl Heilborn: Designs for Film; Selections from the Wasmuth Portfolio (Frank Lloyd Wright); Erich Mendelsohn: The Oregon Sketches; Color: A Magic Power (Josef Albers); Spotlight on a Legacy (A&AA Centennial); Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji; Constance Fowler: The Days in and near Old Salem
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