"OnArchitecture is an online audiovisual service providing a synthetic, deep and detailed panorama of the world's main authors, works, experiences and problematics related to the field of architecture. OnArchitecture's collection features original videos, such as interviews, buildings and installations, all of this enriched with a selection of complementary material - documents and audiovisuals - about the main authors and figures of contemporary architecture."--About page.
The SAAF (Southeast Asia Art Foundation) Archive is one of five component sections of the Asian Art Archives, a photograph collection located in and administered by the History of Art Department in Tappan Hall. A resource of almost 200,000 photographs, the Asian Art Archives are open by appointment only to faculty and students for study and research. Not all of the material in the archives is described and some resources may not be available for research. The Archives are non-circulating and material may not be removed to other areas in the building. The SAAF Archive was established in 1977 in Hill, New Hampshire to provide a research center for the study of Southeast Asian art and archaeology. The photo archive features collections of visual materials by photographers and leading scholars of South and Southeast Asian art, including Yves Coffin, Elizabeth Gosling, A.B. Griswold, Eleanor Mannikka, Forrest McGill, Walter Spink, Ezra Stoller, Carol Stratton, Vichai Poshyachinda, and Hiram Woodward, Jr. It also includes photographs from private collections, museums, and dealers worldwide. Under a gift agreement made in 1993, the SAAF Archive was transferred from New Hampshire to the University of Michigan. The U-M is noted for the strength of its South and Southeast Asian studies programs, with a distinguished tradition of research and teaching in the art and architecture of the region. In addition to the approximately 100,000 photographs and slides in the SAAF Archive, the gift by Southeast Asia Art Foundation and its trustee, John A. Thierry, also includes books and sculpture, housed respectively at the Hatcher Graduate Library and Museum of Art.
The SAAF (Southeast Asia Art Foundation) Archive is one of five component sections of the Asian Art Archives, a photograph collection located in and administered by the University of Michigan History of Art Department in Tappan Hall. A resource of almost 200,000 photographs, the Asian Art Archives are open to both faculty and students for study and research. Study space is provided during office hours, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Archives are non-circulating and material may not be removed to other areas in the building. The SAAF Archive was established in 1977 in Hill, New Hampshire to provide a research center for the study of Southeast Asian art and archaeology. The photo archive features collections of visual materials by photographers and leading scholars of South and Southeast Asian art, including Yves Coffin, Elizabeth Gosling, A.B. Griswold, Eleanor Mannikka, Forrest McGill, Walter Spink, Ezra Stoller, Carol Stratton, Vichai Poshyachinda, and Hiram Woodward, Jr. It also includes photographs from private collections, museums, and dealers worldwide. Under a gift agreement made in 1993, the SAAF Archive was transferred from New Hampshire to the University of Michigan. The U-M is noted for the strength of its South and Southeast Asian studies programs, with a distinguished tradition of research and teaching in the art and architecture of the region. In addition to the approximately 100,000 photographs and slides in the SAAF Archive, the gift by Southeast Asia Art Foundation and its trustee, John A. Thierry, also includes books and sculpture, housed respectively at the Hatcher Graduate Library and Museum of Art.
The Historic Buildings of Ann Arbor collection includes over 200 images and historical information on houses, churches, commercial, and other local buildings in Ann Arbor. From Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor, Michigan, by Susan Wineberg and Marjorie Reade, c.1992, Ann Arbor Historical Foundation, Ann Arbor Historic District Commission and Cornelia E. Corselius collection, 1909 and undated, Bentley Historical Library.
Database of over one million catalogue entries describing photographs, plans, and drawings of England's buildings and historic sites.
photographs from the earliest days of photography to the present day illustrating domestic, public and industrial buildings
detailed drawings and reports on buildings of interest because of their style or function
surveys of archaeological sites, such as Roman forts and medieval villages, which may survive only as earthworks or marks in vegetation
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2. Collection Scope: Subject, Language, Geographic, and Chronological
5. Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Relationships
6. Special Collection
7. Collection Levels by Subject
To serve the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Community
The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (TCAUP) at the University of Michigan ranks among the finest in the country in both graduate and undergraduate training and research. The College prides itself on the diversity of culture, nationality, and ethnicity that characterizes its faculty and student body, and seeks to embrace those differences in supporting a rich curriculum, diverse research interests, and innovative professional endeavors. The curriculum couples technical design training with theoretical discourse. Approximately sixty-two faculty teach in the Architecture curriculum and twenty teach in the Urban and Regional Planning curriculum. Several cross disciplines and several teach Urban Design. Another twenty faculty, from academic units affiliated with the Urban and Regional Planning program, address the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of the program. About 550 students are enrolled in the College, of which approximately thirty-five percent are in the undergraduate degree program in Architecture, approximately forty-five percent are in a graduate degree program in Architecture, and approximately twenty percent are in a graduate degree program in Urban and Regional Planning.
CAUP Degrees and Specializations
- Bachelor of Science in Architecture
- Master of Architecture
- Master of Urban Design
- Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development
- Joint/Dual Master's Degrees in
- Architecture/Urban Planning
- Architecture/Business Administration
- Master of Science in Architecture
- PhD in Architecture with specializations in Building and Environmental Technology, Design Studies, and Architectural History and Theory
- Master of Urban Planning
with concentrations in Development Planning, which includes Economic Development, Community Development and Housing, and International Planning and Development; in Physical Planning and Land Use, in Urban Design, in Transportation Planning, and in Environmental Planning
The Architecture and Urban Planning funds allocated to the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library support the purchase of and subscription to materials that are vital to the curriculum and the research interests of TCAUP, though their use is not limited to that community. Materials in the Architecture subject area are generally classed in the NA division of the LC classification schedule, though also include selections from the KF division, when relating to construction law and liability. Subdivisions within the NA class reflect divisions according to country or culture, historical period, architect, building type, as well as architectural details, and conservation and restoration. Materials in Urban Planning span several subdivisions with H, J, and K. These subdivisions include: HD (land use planning, housing, and energy), HE (transportation), HJ (municipal governments), HT (urban studies, urban history, city planning, zoning, and urban renewal), and judicious selections from HV (when relating to social welfare and public policy), JS (when relating to codes and government regulations), and KF (when relating to planning law). Because of the interdisciplinary nature of each program, there is necessarily crossover between the two, for instance, materials on housing and residential development, and urban design are relevant to both programs. The collection focuses on research level materials. The subject focus is necessarily broad for both Architecture and Urban Planning. In Architecture it includes most aspects of the field of Architecture, such as, design, materials, construction, individual architects, computers in architecture, environment, and photography for architects. In Urban Planning the program has expanded to include not only urban and suburban planning, but also regional planning. In light of this, land use and sustainable development are relatively new areas of concentration. Changes in the curriculum have reduced the need to purchase materials on historic preservation and interior design. Collection concentrations and levels can be found at the end of this document in the Collecting Levels by Subject section.
Materials on Architecture and Urban Planning are purchased in English when available. Materials published in other languages are purchased selectively and are sought if 1) they are unavailable in English, 2) they contain significant graphic content of value independent of the text, or 3) the original language is seen to be important for the proper study and use of the material.
The greatest emphasis on geographic coverage is of the Western World, primarily North America and Europe. Nonetheless, architecture is a worldwide and international endeavor. Additionally, TCAUP has recently initiated study abroad programs and studios in India, South Africa, Ghana, China, Mexico, Italy, Japan, etc. and encourages students to travel broadly. To meet changing needs and expectations increasingly works relating to contemporary architecture in Central and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa are sought for the collection. Likewise, Urban and Regional Planning materials, while concentrating on urban issues and design in North America, include materials from around the world to reflect changing emphases within the discipline.
The chronological emphasis of the collection is contemporary architecture and urban planning and their immediate precedents. The library collects materials dealing with architecture from the late nineteenth century to the present. Works relating to historical architecture are collected only generally and in support of survey courses. The collecting of Urban and Regional Planning materials focuses on contemporary issues and case studies, but includes also the history of urban planning.
Materials in many formats are collected, although the dominant format is printed material in monograph and serial form. Books and journals are purchased to meet the research and curriculum needs of the CAUP faculty and students. In addition, collection strengths are used as foundations for further development. Exhibition catalogues and catalogues raisonnes are purchased selectively as they support the curriculum and collection scope. Microform is purchased only occasionally, particularly when it offers a unique resource that is unavailable in any other format. The collection includes some blueprints; these continue to be collected only in rare instances to build on current strengths. Digital images, which now provide the basis for teaching, are collected alongside videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs, which are becoming increasingly important tools for teaching. Slide collections are increased primarily by donation and then are digitized for online access. In addition, we seek out purchases of or subscriptions to web-based visual resources. Faculty requests and curriculum offerings provide the primary guidelines for collection of these visual media. Acquisitions of visual media (slides, digital images, dvds, cd-roms, and videos) are kept in Imageworks.
In keeping with our mission to serve the academic community, publications geared toward a popular or pre-college audience are excluded. This includes such materials as collections of house plans, home planning kits, or "do-it-yourself" home repair books. In addition, pamphlets and works published with the aim of advertisement are excluded. Materials in unsupported formats (16 mm film, 35 mm film, 1/4" tape) are not collected. Several areas of tangential interest to architecture and urban planning faculty and students are selected by other library units, and therefore are excluded from this policy statement. (See Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Relationships below.)
Interdisciplinary Relationships within the Arts and Engineering Cluster
Because of the interrelationships between disciplines and necessary overlaps in collection policies, the Architecture and Urban Planning selector works closely with the Art & Design selector at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library and the Fine Arts selector in the Fine Arts Library. Intersecting areas of particular note with Art & Design are industrial, interior, and furniture design. Areas of overlap with Fine Arts include architectural history. Decisions about large ticket items (e.g., electronic subscriptions) that serve the entire Arts community are discussed with both the Art & Design selector and the Fine Arts selector.
Cooperative Relationships within the University Library
The Architecture and Urban Planning selector works closely with the Geography/Urban Studies selector in Hatcher Graduate Library to minimize the duplication of purchases relating to urban and regional planning, while at the same time meeting the research and curricular needs of patrons across the campus. Less frequently, but no less importantly, there is cooperation with the selector for the School of Natural Resources, with selectors for Area Programs, and with Economics, Public Policy, Humanities and Social Science selectors as scholarship at TCAUP and in other areas across the university becomes more interdisciplinary and more international. Despite these cooperative arrangements with selectors in throughout the University Library system (and even because of them), the importance of a resource or the projected use of it by TCAUP faculty and students warrants the occasional duplication of items within the library system.
Cooperative Relationships outside the University Library
Use of the architectural collections and primary source materials at the Bentley Historical Library is strongly encouraged to augment the secondary sources available in the Art, Architecture & Urban Planning Library. The University Library is committed to extending access to locally held scholarly information to state and regional partner institutions. In exchange, faculty and students enjoy convenient access to library materials held at Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and the CIC Libraries ("Big 10" institutions plus the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, Chicago).
The Special Collections includes rare, fragile, and/or limited publication materials relating to architecture and urban planning, as well as art and design (the art and design portion of the collection wil be addressed in the Art and Design Collection Policy). Some of the older architectural materials include pre-nineteenth-century editions, including Ware’s 1738 translation and imprint of Leon Battista Alberti’s Ten Books on Architecture (1538), Andrea Pozzo’s discourses on the rules of perspective, as well as architectural treatises by Palladio, Soane, Stuart, and Gibbs. Newer editions include limited publication art monographs and facsimiles (e.g., sketchbooks from Le Corbusier's travels in Germany and Asia). Strengths in the special collections area include publications from the first decades of the twentieth century, especially those by Le Corbusier, various Soviet, Dutch, and German architects and designers from the Bauhaus (especially pertaining to early twentieth-century urban design and architecture), and work published by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Several dozen black and white photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright residential architecture taken by Henry Fuermann in the first decades of the twentieth century augment these writings. In addition, there are several thousand early twentieth-century black and white photographs and postcards documenting much art and architecture of Western Europe before the wars. Recent additions include blueprints from Mies van der Rohe's Chicago office made during the 1940's. These rare and special materials provide a valuable teaching tool to introduce students to historical editions of works, as well as primary source material. They also offer a potential area of development in building on current strengths, as well as in developing a collection with a strong identity and role in University of Michigan art, architectural, and urban planning studies.
7. Collecting Levels by Subject
I = Instructional Level, R = Research Level
The Art, Architecture & Engineering Special Collections Library includes rare, fragile, and/or limited editions, including:
Early English editions of Alberti's Ten Books on Architecture.
Architectural treatises by Palladio, Soane, Stuart, Gibbs, and others.
New editions include artist's books, limited edition monographs and facsimiles (e.g., sketchbooks from Le Corbusier's travels in Germany and Asia, Aldo Rossi's sketchbooks, and sketches by Jackson Pollock).
Strengths in the special collections include publications from the first decades of the twentieth century, especially those by Le Corbusier and various Bauhaus designers, as well as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Several dozen black and white photographs of Wright's residential architecture taken by Henry Fuermann in the first decades of the twentieth century augment these publications.
USE OF THE COLLECTION:
The collection is available for individual or small group research by appointment. Volumes do not circulate, and are used only in the Special Collections area located in the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library room B240. To consult the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library Special Collections, please contact Annette Haines (email@example.com) or Rebecca Price (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DATABASE OF ARTISTS' BOOKS
Although some of the AAEL's artists' books circulate, the ones featured in this database require more careful handling and are only available for viewing on-site in the Special Collections room B240. If you would like to see a book from this database in person, please contact Annette Haines at email@example.com to make an appointment or for more information.
LINKS TO OTHER SPEICAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES AT THE U-M:
- Bentley Historical Library
- Holds the official archives of the University and historical materials relating to Michigan.
- Clements Library
- Holds materials relating to the history of America prior to the mid-twentieth century.
- University of Michigan Special Collections Library
- Holds books, serials, ancient and modern manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, and other materials.
Art and Architecture in Video, an online streaming film collection, delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses, the works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.
The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design. The breadth of coverage makes this collection integral to both scholarship and technique, providing access to the seminal artists and works who continue to inspire the artists, architects, designers and critics of today.
For listings of new books acquired by the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library over the past four weeks, please choose one of the following:
To create a new books listing based on your own criteria, please use the main library's New Books Form.
New books for the past week are placed on the library's New Books Shelf on the second floor.
The primary means of locating books is via Mirlyn, the University Library's online catalog.
You can always ask a reference librarian for assistance in finding what you need, so don't hesitate to contact someone if you would like help!
Books at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library are located in the lower level (basement), 2nd floor and 3rd floor based on call number:
- 3rd floor: A - N
- 2nd floor: NA - PZ
- Basement: Q - Z
Books that are in other locations will be identified as such in Mirlyn.
If a book is not shelved in its correct location, please fill out a search request.
Books may be checked out as per our borrowing policy. Note that some books (e.g. books in the reference collection) do not circulate and must be used in the library.
Books which are checked out by other patrons may be recalled.
Books at Other U-M Libraries
You can have books from other library locations (including Buhr) transfered to the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library using the Library to Library Delivery service; Click on the "Get This" button in Mirlyn (within item record).
(It generally can take up to one business day for books to be transfered via L2L. If you need a book sooner, we recommend that you go directly to the owning library. You can find information about a library by going to our list of libraries and departments and clicking on the appropriate library.)
Faculty may use the 7Fast document delivery service to have books delivered to their office.
Other delivery services are available.
The University Library has selected books available in electronic format. Available books can be found and linked to via Mirlyn.
What to Do When We Don't Have a Book
While the University Library system has one of the largest research collections in the world, we don't have everything.
If we don't own a book, we will try to get a copy of the book from another library; we offer an Interlibrary Loan service to borrow materials from outside the UM. This service is available to UM-Ann Arbor students, faculty, and staff.
(If you wish to look on your own for other libraries that may have a particular book, you can use WorldCat.)