Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Book - Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan (January 20, 1872February 2, 1957) was an American architect. The architect of over 700 buildings in California,[1] she is best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Throughout her long career, she designed multiple buildings for institutions serving women and girls. She was the first woman to graduate from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
(From Wikipedia)

The library today received a book titled - Julia Morgan : Architect of Beauty
Author: Mark A. Wilson
Call Number NA737 M68 2007
Great illustrations - It looks like an interesting exploration of her life and career.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Favorite new book this week - 21st century architecture

This book arrived in our reference section today:

The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture

It lists 1,037 buildings, 653 architects, 6 geographical regions and 89 countries.
Its huge.....and a lot of fun to look through.

The call number is
NA687 .P48 2008

Friday, March 13, 2009

Online Archives - My Great Uncle

In an earlier post I wrote about getting to know my Great Aunt Jennie Hartmann through the Special Collections archives. I discoved some information about her brother in law Captain Earling Brastad in the 'Alaska Digital Archives'. He had done ten oral interviews in the early 1980s about his career at sea.

Here is the URL for the page.


I typed in Brastad to find the interviews. His wife Elizabeth - Jennies Sister participated in one of the interviews. It was strange to hear his voice after so many years.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Style Guides

Its getting close to the end of winter quarter, and students are writing research papers.
There are several style guides that they use:

MLA styleguide

and Chicago Styleguide are the guides that they are usually required to use.

We have brief handouts at the desk for both of these guides, and we have the 15th edition of the Chicago Styleguide in our reference section.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

This book brings together information about the development and operation of architecture firms and the delivery of building design services. It is a useful resource for professional architects and also for those who want to enter the profession. 2008 - the 14th edition, is the newest.
It is in the Architecture reference section.