Books Collection

Past Library publications

A range of past and recent publications about architecture from the British Architectural Library and catalogues accompanying exhibitions at the RIBA are available for reference by visiting the Library's Reading Room at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London (search the online catalogue for current holdings). 

1998 - 1999

Sir Albert Richardson

1999: Sir Albert Richardson

London's Town Halls

1999: London's Town Halls
   

The Architecture of Cuthbert Brodrick

1999: Cuthbert Brodrick
  

Architecture in Manuscript 1601-1996

1998: Architecture in Manuscript 1601 - 1996
 

Architectural Images of the North 1700-1950

1998: Architectural Images of the North 1700 - 1950

Thomas Allom

1998: Thomas Allom
 
  

The Lost Palace of Whitehall

1998: The Lost Palace of Whitehall

 
 

 

1994 - 1997 

Architects and Exhibition Design

1997: Architects and Exhibition Design

Drawing on Diversity - Women, Architecture and Practice

1997: Women, Architecture and Practice

Colin St John Wilson

1997: Colin St John Wilson 

Nicholas Hawksmoor and the Replanning of Oxford

1997: Hawksmoor and the Replanning of Oxford

Ernö Goldfinger

1996: Ernö Goldfinger
  

A History of Architecture

1996: A History of Architecture

Lord Burlington's Town Architecture

1995: Lord Burlington's Town Architecture

Emigré Architects in Britain 1928-1958

1995: Emigré Architects in Britain 1928 - 1958

Photography takes Command

1994: Photography takes Command

     

1999

Sir Albert Richardson 1880 - 1964

Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Sir Albert Richardson' at the RIBA Heinz Gallery, London, 9 September - 23 October 1999. Richardson was a Royal Gold Medal-winning architect, who later became President of the Royal Academy.

Authors: Simon Houfe, Alan Powers (editor), John Wilton-Ely
Publisher: London: RIBA Heinz Gallery
ISBN: 1872911951

 

London's Town Halls: The architecture of local government from 1840 to the present

This book was published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name held at the RIBA Heinz Gallery, 3 June - 24 July 1999. This exhibition took a look at the different styles and civic pride displayed in municipal buildings across the capital.

Author: Stephen Porter and Joanna Smith
Published: Swindon: English Heritage
ISBN: 1873592450

 

Towers and colonnades: the architecture of Cuthbert Brodrick

This volume was published in collaboration with the British Architectural Library Drawings Collection RIBA to coincide with an exhibition of Cuthbert Brodrick's work at the RIBA Heinz Gallery from 23 January - 6 March 1999. Brodrick, the architect of Leeds Town Hall, sadly left few papers, though several surviving drawings are in the collections of the RIBA. This catalogue is the first full account of Brodrick's buildings and unexecuted designs. 

Author: Derek Linstrum
Publisher: Leeds: Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society
ISBN: 1870737113

 

1998

Architecture in manuscript 1601-1996: guide to the British Architectural Library Manuscripts and Archives Collection

The Library's Manuscript and Archives Collection was started soon after the founding of the RIBA in 1934 and includes material dating from the early 17th century to the present day. The guide consists of 1500 entries arranged alphabetically, describing the groups of manuscripts in the collection with cross-references.

Author: Angela Mace
Publisher: London : Mansell
ISBN: 0720121957

 

Architectural Images of the North 1700 - 1950

Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Bowes Museum, Co. Durham, 19 September - 30 November 1998 and the RIBA Heinz Gallery, London, 25 March - 8 May 1999. This exhibition drew upon historic drawings and photographs of the region from the RIBA.

Author: Charles Hind and Jason McKinstry
Published: London: British Architectural Library Drawings Collection, RIBA
ISBN 1872911854

 

Thomas Allom

Thomas Allom is best known as a topographical artist and skilful perspectivist, however, he initially trained as an architect and was a founder member of the RIBA. This catalogue explores Allom's work as both artist and architect and demonstrates how each profession informed the other.This catalogue was published to accompany an exhibition at the RIBA Heinz Gallery, London, 26 March - 9 May 1998.

Author: Diana Brooks
Publisher: London: British Architectural Library, RIBA
ISBN: 1872911803

 

The Lost Palace of Whitehall

This catalogue was published to coincide with an exhibition at the RIBA Heinz Gallery, London, 10 September - 24 October 1998. The exhibition, based on the collections of the RIBA, traced the history of buildings that have been destroyed and plans that were never realised for the Palace of Whitehall.

Author: Simon Thurley
Published: London: British Architectural Library Drawings Collection, RIBA
ISBN: 1872911900

 

1997

Architects and exhibition design

The catalogue accompanied an exhibition held at the RIBA British Architectural Library Heinz Gallery, London, 22 January - 7 March 1998. The exhibition examined the contribution this century of architects to the design of commercial stands, propaganda shows and exhibition pavilions.

Author: Eleanor Gawne; with contributions by Gordon Bowyer, Leslie Gooday, Edward D. Mills
Publisher: London: RIBA Heinz Gallery
ISBN: 1872911757

 

Drawing on Diversity - Women, Architecture and Practice

Published to accompany an exhibition at the RIBA Heinz Gallery, London from 5 June - 26 July 1997. This exhibition catalogue looks at the work of British women architects from the 16th century to the present day, and at women's role and their position in architectural culture through history.

Author: Lynne Walker; with contributions by Cany Ash, Robert Sakula, Clare Frankl, Sarah Wigglesworth, Irena Bauman and Deborah Saunt
Publisher: London: RIBA Heinz Gallery
ISBN: 1872911609

 

Colin St John Wilson

This book contains essays on Wilson's British Library at St Pancras, an architectural biography and Wilson as a patron of artists. This accompanied an exhibition held at the RIBA Heinz Gallery from 11 September - 25 October 1997.

Author: Kenneth Frampton, R. B. Kitaj and Martin Richardson; edited by Charles Hind
Published: London: British Architectural Library Drawings Collection, RIBA
ISBN 187291165

 

Nicholas Hawksmoor and the Replanning of Oxford

Published to coincide with an exhibition at the RIBA Heinz Gallery, London, 6 November - 20 December 1997 and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 27 January - 13 April 1998. A look at Hawksmoor's visionary schemes for rebuilding many of the Oxford colleges and replanning the centre of the city round two forums.

Author: Roger White
Published: London: British Architectural Library Drawings Collection, RIBA
ISBN: 1872911706

 

1996

Ernö Goldfinger

This RIBA Drawings Monograph on Ernö Goldfinger is timed to coincide with the National Trust's opening of 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London, the most significant of Goldfinger's pre–war works and his former home. The selection presented here demonstrates both the vast scope and the consistency of a career which sheds light on the development of Modernism in Britain. There are drawings to represent all Goldfinger's key concerns and major projects.

Author: Robert Elwall (RIBA Library Photographs Collection)
Publisher: London: Academy Editions in collaboration with the RIBA
ISBN: 1854904442

 

Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture - 20th edition

Marking a century since its first publication, the 20th edition is the first major work of history to include an overview of the architectural achievements of the 20th century. For over a century, 'A History of Architecture' has been the standard single volume on architectural history and continues to give a concise and factual account of world architecture from the earliest times.

Edited by Dan Cruickshank with three consultant editors and fourteen new contributors, this latest edition is generously illustrated and has seen chapters updated whilst substantially expanding the book to cover the 20th century and architecture outside Europe.

Author: Sir Banister Flight Fletcher (1866-1953); 20th edition edited by Dan Cruickshank Publisher: Oxford: Architectural Press
ISBN: 0750622679

 

1995

A Different World: Emigré Architects in Britain 1928 - 1958

Published to coincide with the exhibition at the held at the RIBA Heinz Galley 23 November 1995 - 20 January 1996. Charlotte Benton, curator of the exhibition, surveys the background and early professional practice of the emigrants, the reasons for their emigration, their opportunities for professional practice in 1930s Britain, and their fortunes during the years of war and post-war reconstruction. With biographical entries for more than sixty individuals.

Author: Charlotte Benton; with contributions by David Elliott and Elain Harwood
Publisher: London: RIBA Heinz Gallery
ISBN: 1872911501

 

Lord Burlington's Town Architecture

The influence of Lord Burlington, a patron of the arts who promoted the ideas of architects Andrea Palladio and Inigo Jones, is explored in this book published to coincide with an exhibition held at the RIBA Heinz Gallery between 26 January and 1 April 1995.

Author: Pamela D. Kingsbury
Publisher: London: RIBA Heinz Gallery
ISBN: 1872911404

 

1994

Photography takes Command: The Camera and British Architecture 1890 - 1939

The catalogue of an exhibition held at the RIBA Heinz Gallery from 10 November - 29 December 1994. This book details the development of British architectural photography through images from the Photographs Collection.

Author: Robert Elwall
Publisher: London: RIBA Heinz Gallery
ISBN: 1872911358 

 

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