University of Oregon Architecture and Allied Arts Library

 

Architecture and Allied Arts Library

Architecture and Allied Arts Library
Location: 200 Lawrence Hall
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
(541) 346-3637
aaares@uoregon.edu

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Carl Heilborn: Design for Film

On exhibit in A&AA Library until fall term are original watercolors for movie sets by Carl Westdahl Heilborn. Heilborn was born in Astoria in 1906. He studied art and architecture at the University of Oregon, and one of his student works was featured in winter term exhibit, Drawn to Design, in Knight Library. In 1927-28, he moved to Los Angeles and attended the Chouinard Art Institute. Heilborn was widely acclaimed as an artist and his work can be found in museums and at auctions. Of special note, he worked from 1935 to 1949 as a set designer for Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox. The exhibit features designs for the films In Old Chicago, White Hunter, and One Way Street. In 1950, Heilborn designed and built a gallery in Los Angeles where he featured his own work and that of other artists He died in Los Angeles on April 26, 1954.

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 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 UO Portland Library and Learning Commons. Important collections of architectural archives and drawings are housed in the UO Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives.

Renovation update: In April 2014, the library's added space on the third floor opened to the public. This space features a reading room, a student collaboration room, spaces for special collections and collection growth, and four more workstations.

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Page author: Ed Teague
Created by ehteague on Jul 3, 2012 Last updated Jul 28, 2014