Architecture

Istanbul Urban Layers

Alternative Titles
Istanbul Urban Database
Description

"Istanbul Urban Database is an accessible, interactive mapping platform for historians, architects, city planners and other researchers to examine and contribute to the collective memory of Istanbul. This project is a sustainable platform that blends a wide range of historical data, and is the most comprehensive online archive of Istanbul’s urban history.

The project is an ongoing digital humanities project developed by Nil Tuzcu, a researcher at MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. The project is being developed in collaboration with Professor Sibel Bozdogan, Gul Nese Dogusan Alexander, and Marysol Rivas Brito.

The platform presents a series of historical maps, aerial imagery, historical photos, geographical features like historical transportation routes, as well as many points of interest such as the historical beaches of Istanbul. Users can selectively examine historical maps or superimpose multiple maps with adjustable transparency values, and overlay georeferenced features to the base maps. The project also provides a tool for side-by-side comparison of two maps from different times, allowing users to examine in detail the changes took place over time. The Istanbul Urban Database can be used on its own or be integrated into other projects. This is a unique approach to history research: focusing not only on the examination of archives but also supporting seamless integration with ongoing historical research. An API is currently being developed for serving and exporting different layers, so that the database can serve an even wider range of interests and purposes.

Istanbul Urban Database currently has 8 categories: base maps, transportation, photos, major roads, spaces of everyday life, housing, master plans, and growth: Base maps include aerial photos, Jacques Pervititch insurance maps which were drawn between 1921 and 1946, and several Ottoman era maps provided by the Harvard Map Collection.

The transportation layer currently hosts 1922 city transportation layers: ferry lines, train lines and tramway lines. Major roads are presented as a different category because of their impact on city growth. Both transportation and major roads layers were studied and drawn by Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative researchers.

The master plans layer presents the archive of Henri Prost, a renowned French architect and urban planner, who was invited to Istanbul by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to develop the city’s master plan. Although Prost stayed briefly in Turkey from 1936 to 1951, his master plans had a long term impact on city’s redevelopment.

The spaces of everyday life category includes beaches, casinos, movie theaters and patisseries that reflect the modernization of Istanbul in the mid-century. This category also presents spaces that no longer exists."

Type
Database
Images
Map(s)
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42772
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U-M Sustainability Experts Database

Type
Database
Directory
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42445
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Building Types Online

Description

"Building Types Online draws on the expertise and the high international standing of Birkhäuser and comprises the knowledge and content of selected Birkhäuser manuals in typological order. The approximately 850 case studies are documented with texts by authors who are experts in their fields with approximately 5,000 architectural drawings of high quality as well as 2,000 photographs of the buildings. Using a systematic and analytical search and browse structure that allows all kinds of combinations, the database provides solutions for numerous design tasks in study and practice. This tool will facilitate research on building typology and architectural design assignments. Thematic articles provide background information on individual building types or explain specific aspects such as lighting, acoustics, urban considerations, access types or planning processes. Annual updates will include additional 1-3 new Birkhäuser publications with additional building types and new projects. The first update, in 2017, will comprise sports buildings, hospitals and more housing types."

Type
Database
Handbook
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42119
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Tectonica-Online

Description

An architectural website that connects construction details, materials and building projects. You can search or browse for products based on categories, such as material, building element, construction detail, etc. as well as by project name or topical subject. Links are provided from products to their manufacturing source.

Type
Database
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40501
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DETAIL Inspiration

Alternative Titles
Detail
Description

DETAIL Inspiration is a database offering the visual and textual content of the German architectural magazine DETAIL from 1987-present.  Search for architectural projects by topic, architect, material, location, etc. PDFs of the articles can be downloaded and contain plans, illustrations, and text.

Type
Database
Images
Coverage
1987 - present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40483
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Database of Ottoman Inscriptions

Alternative Titles
Osmanlı Kitabeleri Projesi
Description

 Database of Ottoman Inscriptions (DOI) is searchable digital database comprising information about, as well as transliterations and pictures of, all the Turkish, Arabic and Persian architectural inscriptions created in the Ottoman lands during Ottoman times.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39917
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Manar al-Athar

Alternative Titles
منار الآثار
Description

"The Manar al-Athar website, based at the University of Oxford, aims to provide high resolution, searchable images for teaching, research, and publication. These images of archaeological sites, with buildings and art, will cover the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa and Spain. The chronological range is from Alexander the Great (i.e., from about 300 BC) through, the Islamic period to the present. It is the first website of its kind providing such material labelled jointly in both Arabic and English. We will also be publishing related material, both online and on paper, in English and Arabic."

"يهدف موقع منار الآثار الإلكتروني، التابع لجامعة أكسفورد، إلى تزويدكم بصور عالية الجودة للغايات العلمية والتعليمية والبحثية؛ إذ تحتوي الصور على نماذج معمارية وفنية لمواقع أثرية كانت ضمن مناطق الإمبراطورية الرومانية السابقة والتي وقعت لاحقاً تحت الحكم الإسلامي: مثل بلاد الشام وبعض أجزاء الجزيرة العربية ومصر وشمال أفريقيا وأسبانيا. تمتد الفترة الزمنية لهذه المواقع الأثرية من أيام الإسكندر المقدوني (حوالي 300 قبل الميلاد) والفترة الإسلامية إلى الوقت الحاضر. يعد موقع منار الآثار الإلكتروني الأول من نوعه الذي يزود روّاده بمواد معنونة باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية معاً. فضلاً عن ذلك سيتم نشر مواد ذات صلة بالموضوع على الموقع الإلكتروني و بشكل ورقي باللغتين الإنجليزية والعربية"

 

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39796
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Historic Illustrations of Art and Architecture

Alternative Titles
HIAA
Description

The historic illustrations included in this project were originally published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many originally appeared in publications that predated the widespread use of photography for art documentation. These engravings, line drawings, and plans reflect both the technological and aesthetic standards of their time. These records include full bibliographic information on the sources, which were published between 1879 and 1921.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31070
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Organs and Churches of Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic

Description

This collection contains photographs of historical pipe organs in Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. Most of these images have appeared in the book Sacred Spaces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, written by Bela and Jan Feher. The book reflects a conscious effort to represent both the church/venue and the organ. The collection is sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31048
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International Bibliography of Art

Alternative Titles
IBA
Description

The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is an index to scholarly literature on Western art and art history, incorporating journal articles, monographs, essay collections, and conference proceedings. It is a successor database to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and the Répertoire International de la Litterature d'Art (RILA). IBA includes citations for works published or indexed from 2008 through the present. For scholarship on Western art and art history that was published between 1975-2007, please consult the freely available BHA and RILA databases via the Getty Research Institute.

The IBA seeks to provide an authoritative overview of international scholarship on topics including:

  • European art since late antiquity
  • American art since the colonial period
  • Global art since 1945
  • Fine art in all media
  • Decorative art and antiques
  • Museum studies and conservation
  • Archaeology and material culture
  • Folk art
  • Architectural history

The IBA includes indexing in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30786
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