Bridging Paul Rudolph Hall and the Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art, the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library houses the former Art + Architecture and Drama library collections and the Arts of the Book Collection, as well as staff and services for the Visual Resources Collection. It serves the schools of Art, Architecture, and Drama as well as the Department of the History of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery.
On-site, the library contains approximately 125,000 volumes, plus related rare and unique materials. Off-site, approximately 300,000 books and periodicals are stored in the Library Shelving Facility for delivery to any Yale Library. An additional 100,000 items are accessible in the stacks of Sterling Memorial Library. Materials pertaining to the study of art, architecture, and drama can be found in nearly all libraries and special collections across Yale's campus.
Color Bound: Book Artists Seek Inspiration From Color Theory
January 2- April 12, 2013
Drawn from the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color this exhibition explores how the discipline of color theory has influenced the makers of contemporary artists' books and livre d'artiste. Book artists have engaged color theory in a rigorous, yet not specifically scientific, manner. How has the work of important color theorists been employed by book artists? How have more ephemeral, but equally important, color resources, such as paint chip catalogs, inspired works of art in the book form? How has research into color preference and visual phenomena been interpreted by artists?
A current Yale ID (with a prox chip) is required to enter the Haas Family Arts Library during all regular business hours. Non-Yale visitors are also welcome and can gain access to the library through the security guard in the Loria Center entrance hall. Visitors must present a photo ID and sign the library’s guestbook, located at the main service desk inside the library.