POSTED: 4:09 PM, April 4, 2012

The Auburn University Libraries have obtained a new e-resource, Oxford Art Online. For access, go to http://www.lib.auburn.edu/OXFORDART.

The Oxford Art Online home page for subscribers automatically comes up. From the home page, you are able to browse content, quick search the database, click on advanced search, search by source or search for images only.

 

For example, a quick search for Le Corbusier brings up biography entries, images:

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, New, Research, World Wide Web | Published on: April 4, 2012 |

POSTED: 10:05 PM, 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 | Published on: March 30, 2012 |

POSTED: 9:49 PM, 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The exhibit of selected watercolors has been replaced by a fresh selection, now depicting 19th century southern homes.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 Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, Exhibits & Displays, World Wide Web | Published on: March 19, 2012 |

POSTED: 10:07 PM, 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 | Published on: March 14, 2012 |

POSTED: 8:05 PM, 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 Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, New | Published on: March 9, 2012 |

POSTED: 9:35 PM, February 29, 2012

Watercolors Exhibit

A selection of School of Architecture student projects is currently on exhibit outside the doors of the LADC. These architectural renderings in watercolor date from 1917 to 1942, back when A.U. was still known as Alabama Polytechnic Institute. They depict southern homes, European architecture, building plans, and much more.

The originals rest in the AU Libraries Special Collections and Archives, and a digital collection can be viewed here.


Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, Exhibits & Displays | Published on: February 29, 2012 |

POSTED: 8:32 PM, February 7, 2012

The Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction is launching this blog to communicate events and changes at the LADC, and to showcase our collections, resources, and programs. Please mark this page to stay updated!


Posted by Angelina Smith | in Hello, World Wide Web | Published on: February 7, 2012 |