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A Salute to GRAD Associates: One Hundred Plus One; and A Selection of Great Books on Architectural History

A gala exhibition of architectural drawings, photographs and precise models, and relevant historic records will celebrate the 101 years of the GRAD Associates of Newark. Entitled A Salute to GRAD Associates: One Hundred Plus One; and A Selection of Great Books on Architectural History, the exhibition will be on view on the third-floor gallery from January 11 through March 3, 2007. As one of cityís most successful architectural firms, GRAD Associates has a unique record of accomplishment for public and commercial structures of recognized distinction. In addition to the visual record of GRAD, this dual-themed show includes a few of the notable books from the Libraryís Special Collections that encompass the great saga of architectural history.

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Frank Grad, the firmís founder, was born in Vienna and, after architectural studies, set up his organization in Newark in 1906. Joined by his sons, Howard and Bernard, GRAD Associates flourishes today with contemporary projects for a variety of purposes and sites. A few of their historic Newark buildings include the Young Menís and Young Womenís Hebrew Association, the Mosque Theater (now known as Symphony Hall), and Beth Israel Hospital.

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Some of the notable books showcase such personalities as Gaudí, Addison Mizner, Piranesi, and Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as picturing the Imperial Palaces of Peking.

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