Archive for the 'New Arrivals' Category

April 2, 2013

Urgent Architecture Urgent Architecture

drawing-productdesigners Drawing for Product Designers

Ancient Orgins of the Mexican Plaza Ancient Origins of the Mexican Plaza

taylor-tuskegee Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New, New Arrivals |

March 27, 2013

A hefty olive-green box has appeared in our reference section: The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. This "book-in-a-box" is great (and fun) to sift through for inspiration and enrichment.

Phaidon archive 002     Phaidon archive 001

It contains five hundred sheets of card stock which together give a history of graphic design. Each sheet has two sides: one reproduces an important work of graphic design (see Side 1 below), and one includes the name of the designer, client, title of the piece,  and historical/biographical remarks (see Side 2 below). Works range from the Gutenberg Bible to the Mercedes-Benz logo to the Obama posters (and the Periodic table is in there too!).

Side 1:cheret2 Side 2:cheret1

Also in the box is an index you can use to look up works by title, designer, client, or category. We currently have sorted the pages alphabetically by last name of the designer, but it is possible to sort them chronologically or by category. Which do you think is best?

Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Graphic Design, New, New Arrivals |

February 22, 2013

Design and construction of HP Homes Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes

gutenburg Gutenburg: How One Man Remade the World with Words

smallscale Small Scale Big Change

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New, New Arrivals |

January 28, 2013

african-amer-arch The Crisis of the African-American Architect

japansmastergardens Japan's Master Gardens: Lessons in Space and Environment

Concrete Concrete

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

January 11, 2013

Book cover Planning Olympic Legacies: Transport Dreams and Urban Realities

book cover Design of the 20th Century

Book cover Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: 12 houses

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

November 30, 2012

book cover Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity
by APLA faculty David Hinson & Justin Miller

book cover Architecture: From Commission to Construction

dvd cover Linotype, the film: In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World [DVD]

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

October 31, 2012

book cover George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon

book cover Studio and Cube

book cover Designing with Video: Focusing on the User-Centred Design Process

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

September 28, 2012

book cover Diversity in Design: Perspectives from the Non-Western World

book cover Wohnen in Wien: 20 residential buildings

book cover Scapes

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September 12, 2012

Auburn University Libraries recently subscribed to Material ConneXion's online Materials Database, which can be used to access information on over 6,500 materials for design, building, and manufacturing. Material ConneXion focuses on collecting the most advanced, innovative, and sustainable materials from around the world.

Materials in the database are categorized by their composition (polymer, natural, metal, glass, etc.). They can be searched by keyword, manufacturer, or country. With Advanced Search, you can narrow your search by selecting physical properties (such as translucent, flexible, or good impact resistance), usage (fire resistant, outdoor use, acoustics, etc.), sustainability (non-toxic, recycled, etc.), or processing (weldable, printable, etc.).

Here's the link: AU Libraries' portal to Material ConneXion.Material ConneXion Home Screen

You can also get into the Material ConneXion database through the LADC's home page, lib.auburn.edu/ladc. Under "Search for E-Resources," click on "databases", and you'll find the link to Material ConneXion under M.


September 4, 2012

book cover The Medina: The Restoration & Conservation of Historic Islamic Cities

book cover Eames: The Architect and the Painter [DVD]

Manufacturing the Bespoke Cover Manufacturing the Bespoke

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |