POSTED: 7:36 PM, July 10, 2012

During the charrette at the LADC, students from the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction contributed hundreds of suggestions concerning their priorities for the renovation of the LADC, including the submission of floor plans for the rearrangement of the LADC, and votes for their carpet, furniture, wood stain, and fabric preferences.

In response, the library's renovation will emphasize differentiated spaces with designated collaborative and individual study areas, an updated color scheme, maximization of natural light, and new furniture and carpet.

The renovation will be completed during the 2012-2013 school year. Phase 1 (upstairs) begins this summer, and phase 2 (ground floor) will follow in December.


Posted by Angelina Smith | in Renovation | Published on: July 10, 2012 |

POSTED: 8:07 PM, July 2, 2012

Books the LADC received in June 2012 included:

The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture

The Cultural Role of Architecture

Garden Cities

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New, New Arrivals | Published on: July 2, 2012 |

POSTED: 4:20 PM, June 5, 2012

 

 Eco-Urban Design

For the Love of Cities

 Density is Home

International Mechanical Code (2012)

Accidental Design

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New, New Arrivals | Published on: June 5, 2012 |

POSTED: 1:30 PM, April 30, 2012

Click on the title to link to the item's information in the Catalog.

 The Designed World

 The Modernist

J.B. Fischer von Erlach: Architecture as Theater in the Baroque Era

Eric Mendelsohn's Park Synagague: Architecture and Community

Renaissance Gothic: Architecture and the Arts in Northern Europe, 1470-1540

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals | Published on: April 30, 2012 |

POSTED: 6:58 PM, April 19, 2012

The LADC has recently subscribed to Log, a journal of architecture and urbanism [Link to catalog record]. Log was founded in 2003 and continues to be published three times a year by Anyone Corporation for the purpose of advancing knowledge & understanding of architecture and and the contemporary city.

The current issue, number 24, is titled Architecture Criticism, and includes essays by scholars such as Jeffrey Kipnis, Anthony Vidler, Charles Jencks, and Sylvia Lavin [click on the names to view books at AU Libraries from these authors]. Articles in this issue treat topics such as Piplotti Rist's installation at the Wexner Center, Reiser + Umemoto's 0-14 tower, Colin Rowe's review of La Tourette, contextual counterpoint in recent work of Herzog & de Meuron and Edouard François, and Lacaton & Vassal's transformation of Bois-le-Pretre tower in Paris, among others.

Log is located on the current periodicals shelving at the LADC.

Log 24 Cover Image

 


Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, New, Research | Published on: April 19, 2012 |

POSTED: 7:49 PM, April 11, 2012

The LADC has subscribed to Uppercase Magazine, "a magazine for the creative and curious."

  Uppercase 13 <-- Received issues No. 12 and 13.

Articles in Uppercase feature all sorts of amateur and professional artists and their work, play, products, projects or creations. The carefully crafted pages will appeal to visual types and to those involved in creative pursuits; and the experience of the magazine (the feel of the heavy paper, the pictures and layouts) is reminiscent of a scrapbook,  a sketchpad, or even a diary. Take a look at this publication at their blog or website, or just come flip through the magazine at the LADC! Uppercase is located on our Current Periodicals shelf.


Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, New | Published on: April 11, 2012 |

POSTED: 7:44 PM, April 9, 2012

The LADC will host a design charrette* open to all CADC students this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. We'll be

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Events, Renovation | Published on: April 9, 2012 |

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 |