Tag: architecture

POVALI: Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library Images

You may remember that I went to the ARCLIB, Architecture Librarians’ Conference recently? As well as networking with colleagues bringing back new ideas for projects and having fun (…not too much) we also share information about interesting resources that are

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Sketching the past: commemorating 20th century architecture

Portsmouth’s now-demolished Tricorn Centre, once voted Britain’s ugliest building, has been honoured in an online tribute to Britain’s lost 20th century architecture. From The Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth to Birmingham Central Library, a project has been launched that illustrates ten

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Beyond Discovery for media and the arts

Librarians are fond of talking about the Discovery Service, and with good reason: it makes life so much easier for most students.  Just when we decide that Discovery has solved all the world’s problems, we meet Media, Journalism, and Design

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Free trial: Intellect art and architecture journals

We now have trial access to ten visual arts journals published by Intellect until 20th April 2017, all available here.  Click below for access to sample content from individual titles: Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education Craft Research Critical Studies in

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Introduction to the Library’s Special Collections

Rare architectural works, illuminations by William Blake – book now for an introduction to our Special Collections, 2-4 pm on Tuesday 13 December, and find out how they can take your studies and research to the next level.  Click to

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Birkhauser: Building types Online

Birkhauser: Buildings Types Online We have started a free trial of a new database which will run until 18th November and is specifically for architecture students. Birkhauser provides a comprehensive online resource for the teaching and practice of architectural design

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Building Types Online free trial

We are delighted to inform you that we have a free trial of the Birkhäuser Building Types Online database until 18th November 2016.  You can access the trial on campus or via VPN when working away from the University campus.

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Ken Norrish Architecture Collection

I’ve just got back from exploring the Ken Norrish Architecture Collection at the Portsmouth History Centre in the Central Library. An eclectic mix of books, which the book plates inside explain were donated by his wife Georgette Norrish, “To inspire architects.”

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 09/05/16

Having recently attended an architecture librarians event in the City of London, I’ve decided to find out more about the area and have chosen New City: Contemporary Architecture in the City of London by Alec Forshaw as book of the

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Upward and onward: keeping the people flowing

As more and more architecture is finally unmasked as the mere organisation of flow – shopping centres, airports – it is evident that circulation is what makes or breaks public architecture.  – Rem Koolhaas “Why does it take so long to

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