Resources: Beta version of Bloomsbury Architecture Library – Now available

The beta version of the new digital platform Bloomsbury Architecture Library is now available for institutional trials.

Bloomsbury Architecture Library offers access to a carefully curated collection of fully-searchable text and image content. The platform features the 21st edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, published in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, alongside peer-reviewed cutting edge academic research and a wealth of images. Bloomsbury Architecture Library provides a dynamic research tool and an innovative educational resource for academics and students alike.


Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, 21st Edition

The landmark new edition of this iconic reference work includes:

  • The first full re-write since Banister Fletcher’s death, published in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London
  • A global focus and, an international cohort of contributors, reflecting the latest scholarship in global architectural history
  • Unparalleled detail on the world’s architecture from pre-history to the present day
  • Fully searchable through the entire platform and within chapters
  • Two volumes, seven parts and 102 chapters that clearly divide over 5,500 years of architecture for easy comparative analysis by cultural contexts, resources and technologies
  • Descriptions of thousands of major buildings, accompanied by over 2,200 photographs, drawings, and building plans including new and original material

 Scholarly eBook Collection

  • Over 40 eBooks from a fast-growing, forward-thinking list of architecture books on topics ranging from architecture and architectural history, to theory, design, urbanism, landscape, and interiors
  • Features leading scholars and books that appeal to all levels, from introductory texts for students, to guides for practising architects and designers

Coming spring 2019:

  • Building pages with key information about the world’s most important buildings all in one place: location, date, architect, description, materials, images, and more
  • A clickable world map linked to building pages and articles, making location-specific research easy
  • An interactive timeline puts architecture history in perspective and provides context for movements, themes, and periods throughout architecture history
  • An essential glossary where students can look up key terms

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