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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 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 |