Archive for March, 2012

March 30, 2012

We've had a lot of new books arrive this month! Here's a list of the titles:

 

 No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff

The Universe of Design: Horst Rittel's Theories of Design and Planning

Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston

Reuse Value: Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

March 19, 2012

The exhibit of selected watercolors has been replaced by a fresh selection, now depicting 19th century southern homes. Houses shown in the paintings include the Bragg mansion of Mobile, the Pease Home of Columbus, the Burris house, the Varner-Alexander house of Tuskegee, the William A. Dawson house of Spring Hill, the Stone-Young plantation of Montgomery, and the Holliday-Cary house of Auburn.

The Bragg mansion is featured in a watercolor titled "Home of General Bragg," but in fact the house was built by the general's brother Judge John Bragg in 1855. The home is known as the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion after the family who lived in the house from 1930s to 1965. During this time the home was maintained so

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, Exhibits & Displays, World Wide Web |

March 14, 2012

New books we've received this year include:

 

 Articulate Surface: Ornament and Technology in Contemporary Architecture

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (2010)

 The Architecture of Patterns

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in New Arrivals |

March 9, 2012

The Great Builders, edited by Kenneth Powell, an architectural historian, critic, and consultant, was published by Thames and Hudson in 2011.

The Great Builders

Call number: NA 40 .G74 2011*

In this series of short biographies, Powell focuses on the fascinating people who have been responsible for some of the world's most famous built structures, and on the contributions they made that allowed them to

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, New |