Dumbarton Oaks Research Library: a 21 st-century transformation

Klos, Sheila
October 2007
Art Libraries Journal;2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p4
Academic Journal
Leaving a 200-year-old building that was never meant to house a library for a 21st-century facility that strives to address the library's future needs for 25 years doesn't seem like a daunting task. But mix together sentimental attachments, institutional idiosyncrasies, federal government review of a private building, historic landmark status, and the administrative merger of four library collections into a single library, and life gets interesting — especially when your architect is Robert Venturi, Mr. ‘Learning from Las Vegas’.


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