Author Archives: GSA Library Archives and Collections

Now Available: DETAIL Inspiration

We have just added DETAIL Inspiration to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

DETAIL inspiration is a new image and reference database that provides visual inspiration to architects and designers. With more than 3,000 projects from the last 30 years of DETAIL magazine, including photographs, sketches, and technical product information.

Now Available: Bloomsbury Fashion Central

We have just added Bloomsbury Fashion Central to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Fashion Central provides access to major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly e-books, case studies, biographies, guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world.

Now Available: Birkhauser Building Types Online

We have just added Birkhauser’s Building Types Online to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

BTO contains over 1000 case studies documented with texts by authors that are experts in their fields. The resource includes approximately 5500 architectural drawings of high quality as well as 2200 photographs of the buildings. Thematic articles provide background information on individual building types or explain specific aspects such as lighting, acoustics, urban considerations, access types or planning processes. The resource features many seminal buildings of the past 30 years.

Now Available: Bloomsbury Design Library

We have just added Bloomsbury Design Library to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Bloomsbury Design Library provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It offers an expanding range of authoritative reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images, which are fully searchable and offers intuitive, seamless navigation. A research and learning tool for design and visual arts, it allows you to explore the history and context of influential design schools, people, periods, places, and disciplines.

Now Available: AJ Buildings Library

We have just added AJ Buildings Library to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

The AJ Buildings Library showcases thousands of exemplar projects, mostly from the last 20 years but including major projects back to 1900. You can search for projects by age, cost, architect, building type, footprint, or location. Each project featured in the library includes full project data and comprehensive architectural photographs and drawings (plans, elevation, section) – all provided at high resolution. There is also a large number of working details. Drawings can be downloaded and printed out to their original scale.

New e-books

23417788293_bf3375f7fe_k.jpgWe have recently added over 650 new e-book titles to our catalogue. They cover a huge range of topics, from art, design and architecture to sociology and politics. We’ve compiled a small selection of these into thematic lists which you can view below.

Arabic Culture and Politics

Architecture

Building Science

Coding

Contemporary Art

Design

East and South-East Asia – Culture and Politics

Feminism and Gender Studies

Film and Moving Image

Music and Sound

Performance and Dance

Philosophy and Art Theory

Queer Theory

Race, Diasporic Studies and Decolonisation

Research Methods

Serious Games

Space and Place

Technology

Availability of FACS & DHT Dissertations

All A-graded FACS dissertations, extended essays, critical journals and curatorial rationales from 2018 are now available to students. You will find a complete list here of the available dissertations here. To consult any of these dissertations, please place a request at the Service Desk on Level 0 of the Library, where they will be fetched on each half-hour. Please note that dissertations cannot be taken out of the Library, but can be photocopied or photographed.

DHT dissertations from 2018 are not yet available as they remain in the Reid Building and cannot be accessed. We apologise for the inconvenience and will add these to stock as soon as access to the Reid Building returns. Meanwhile, you can access many DHT dissertations from 2017. Simple browse the list here. And remember that the Library holds hundreds of dissertations from FACS, DHT and their predecessors, going right back until 1985. You will find these appearing in the Library Catalogue is response to your searches.

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