J-GLOBAL ID:201110085115305529   Research Resource code:5000002655 Update date:Dec. 15, 2003

19th Century American Architectural Books A Basic University Research Collection

Owning Organization:
Resource classification: Valuable Book Collection
Research area  (1): Building construction/material
Contents of the Collection: 180 rare books on all
aspects of 19th century American architecture. Included
are Thomas Pope's Treatise on Bridge Architecture
(published in 1811) and various research books from the
mid-1890's concerning the first skyscrapers. Reference
books (rarely preserved manuals and handbooks) also make
up part of the collection and illustrate changes and
developments in architectural design.

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