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  Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division
The Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division (AHHP) was organized in 1986 to act as curator of the Smithsonian's diverse campus of buildings.
(b) Historic Preservation--using the architectural history as a base, the division is responsible for preservation of the Smithsonian's historic structures, many of which are local and national landmarks.
As the curator of the Smithsonian buildings and their architectural history, the Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division maintains records about the buildings.
www.si.edu /oahp   (447 words)

  Architectural history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Architectural history, like any other form of historical knowledge, is subject to the limitations and potentialities of history as a discipline.
In these respects, architectural history is a subdiscipline of art history that focuses on the historical evolution of principles and styles in the design of buildings and cities.
The establishment of architectural history as a discipline in the West is reflected in the greater historical clarity of western architectural development, whilst the understanding of non-western architecture often proceeds with less historical context.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Architectural_history   (2090 words)

 [UTSOA] architectural history : graduate study in the history of architecture (M.A. & Ph.D.)
History of architecture as a field within the broad intellectual discipline of history has a special role in helping us to understand the built environment and how it affects our lives.
Students are expected to demonstrate a high degree of competence across a wide range of the history of architecture, together with mastery of a field of specialization.
The graduate Architectural History Program at The University of Texas at Austin is among the handful of architectural history faculties in the United States housed within a school of architecture.
soa.utexas.edu /archhistory/programs   (1225 words)

 Architectural history built on changing tactics, culture
Architecture's history can put off a lot of people: There is a whole dictionary of unfamiliar terms to learn, and much of it seems so arcane.
But the overall sense of architecture's history is much simpler and can be comprehended in the recognition that two things drive it.
Short history in U.S. The problem for many Americans is that most of this art history can't be seen in the United States; you have to go to Europe.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/ae/articles/0528arch0528history.html   (846 words)

 Mathematics and Architecture
Historically, architecture was part of mathematics, and in many periods of the past, the two disciplines were indistinguishable.
Architecture was modelled on the teachings of Vitruvius and on the classical architecture which was still plentiful, particularly in Greece and Italy.
Architecture was another of his specialities and he learnt about it, in particular the mathematical principles behind it, from studying Alberti's texts.
www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/HistTopics/Architecture.html   (3448 words)

 Architectural History + Theory | Doctoral Program in Architecture | TCAUP
The specialization area in the History and Theory of Architecture is concerned with a critical examination of the record of architectural development from the earliest times to the present.
By examining and discriminating among the various methodologies and points of view that attempt to describe and explain knowledge about architecture, students become better equipped to determine the appropriate method or approach to be adopted in their inquiry into the history and theory of architecture.
New methodologies and theoretical stances, grounded in a critical examination of past and present bodies of knowledge on various aspects of architecture, may be advanced for the purpose of working out and testing new theoretical bases for the discipline of architecture.
www.tcaup.umich.edu /archdoc/historytheory.html   (294 words)

 Colonial Mexican Architectural History / Brief Annotated Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The scholarly literature on the architectural history of colonial Mexico is extensive and thematically diverse.
The history of churches in Campeche from the 16th to 19th centuries is noteworthy due to the city's commercial importance.
A detailed study of the architectural history, style, and evolution of the Casa de Mascarones, contructed in 1562, one of the national monuments of Mexico City associated with José Diego Hurtado de Mendoza from 1766-1771.
www.tulane.edu /~latinlib/mexarch.html   (1868 words)

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The goal of the course is to introduce students to issues and approaches in the field of architectural history through the study of built environments since the Renaissance.
Architectural History II, in fact, is the second of two courses; Architectural History I covers the period before the European Renaissance and is typically given in the fall semester.
Architectural History I and II are required for students in the School of Architecture.
www.arch.mcgill.ca /prof/adams/arch251/winter1998   (1006 words)

 Architectural History
Architectural history is taught within the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, and in the Faculty of Arts.
It deals with aspects of the history, interpretation, representation, cultural context, design, planning, construction and conservation of buildings, viewed in a perspective of social history and cultural milieu.
Entry to honours must be approved by the architectural history honours coordinator and a Faculty of Arts honours course adviser.
www.unimelb.edu.au /HB/areas/AARCHST.html   (582 words)

 NC Museum of History: Tar Heel Junior Historian Association - Publications - Careers for Historians - Architectural ...
Architectural historians survey areas that are often threatened by extinction.
Most architectural historians have a bachelor’s degree in history, architectural history, or art history.
Architectural historians need to have excellent communication, computer, and research skills and must know a lot about history and architectural styles and features.
ncmuseumofhistory.org /thjha/THJHA_CarHist_ArchHist.html   (1104 words)

 Architectural History Lesson Plans from the Wisconsin Historical Society
Students will be introduced to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation using research, documentation, and analytical skills to decode the meaning and value of historic properties in their own communities.
This activity would be excellent for the integration into history, art, architectural, humanities, building trades, and geography courses.
Begin to discuss Wisconsin architectural history, specifically using the local community as example.
www.wisconsinhistory.org /teachers/lessons/secondary/arch_history.asp   (543 words)

 Architectural History Resources.
Some of the most architecturally significant buildings of 19th and 20th century Richmond, Virginia are located on, or adjacent to, the campuses of Virginia Commonwealth University.
VCU Annual Architectural Symposium Abstracts -- This annual conference was begun in 1993 by Dr. Charles E. Brownell, the head of VCU's Architectural History Program.
Randall was greatly influenced and inspired by the colonial architecture of that city.
www.library.vcu.edu /jbc/speccoll/vcuarch.html   (2323 words)

 Carla Yanni - Rutgers, Department of Art History
She is currently writing a book on the architecture of insane asylums in the United States before 1900.
Another of her areas of interest is the social and intellectual history of museum architecture.
Her article "Divine Display or Secular Science: Defining Nature at the Natural History Museum in London," was judged to be the best article by a younger scholar to appear in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians in 1996.
arthistory.rutgers.edu /faculty/bios/yanni   (395 words)

 UVa School of Architecture | Architectural History
Architectural historians at the University of Virginia explore the history of architecture, landscape, and urban form from ancient to modern times.
The faculty analyzes the sources and forms of creative architectural expression and, at the same time, approaches architecture as a critical feature in a broader social and cultural context.
Dual degree programs are also available for students wishing to combine their work in architectural history with training in design and planning.
www.arch.virginia.edu /history   (369 words)

 Art History & Architectural History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The fields of art and architectural history have, at the end of the twentieth century, grown to be defined as the study of visual images and monuments.
Students are trained in the critical analysis of the monumental arts of painting, sculpture and architecture, as well as photography, mass media and material culture in all countries and periods.
Art and architectural history is, therefore, interdisciplinary, involving the fields of social and religious history, literature, politics, and other disciplines.
www.library.pitt.edu /subject_guides/arthistory   (1749 words)

 Yale University History of Art Department
Dr Salmon was previously a professor of the history of art and of architecture at the University of Manchester for twelve years and he is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, founded in 1707.
Lecturer (professor) in the History of Architecture, University of Manchester (with tenure from 1992)
History in Schools of Architecture Annual Conference [1994], Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Newsletter, 53, pp.
www.yale.edu /arthistory/faculty/page/salmonpage.html   (1638 words)

 Penn State Art History Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Architectural History Minor
This interdisciplinary minor administered by the Department of Art History is designed for students interested in exploring architectural history from a variety of disciplines.
This unique minor will allow students to understand architecture from the points of view of many different methodologies and disciplines, including those of art/architectural historians, architects, urban designers, landscape architects/historians, historic preservationists, classicists, archaeologists, historical geographers, and social historians.
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Architectural History can be of particular interest and utility to students pursuing careers in architecture, landscape architecture, art history, historic preservation, historic site management, urban planning, interior design, anthropology, archaeology, classics, history, and historical geography.
www.arthistory.psu.edu /Undergrad/arch_minor.html   (168 words)

 Architectural History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Built in the shape of a chambered nautilus, the spiraling ceiling of the community center affords all who enter the space the illusion of continued upward expansion — a key element in the philosophy of Religious Science.
Both the original sanctuary and community center are award winning architectural marvels, but there is more to the story than trophies and accolades.
The "Architectural History" section is reprinted by permission of Marcie Rhysling (2004).
www.milehichurch.org /construction/history.asp   (417 words)

It was one of a number of communities developed on the peripheries of Texas cities in the 1890 period by out-of-state investors, often from the Middle West or West.
American architecture of the 19th and 20th century has been so eclectic, incorporating so many formal sources, that even historians don't always agree on nomenclature.
The concept of building type--socially coding the use to which a building is put by repeatedly employing certain distinct shapes and patterns of spatial organization--facilitates the explication and categorization of the Heights's architecture.
community.rice.edu /focusresources/reference/fox.html   (2709 words)

 Primary Pathfinder: Architectural History Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
General and comprehensive resources are found in the first two chapters; resources specific to particular architectural styles, periods, or geographical locations are listed within specific categories.
Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), founded in 1979, is a Montreal-based research centre and museum.
The Getty Research Institute is a resource for students of Art and Architecture.
www.mcgill.ca /blackader/guides/architecture/history   (712 words)

 Vermont History Day Prizes
A monetary prize and engraved medal are awarded to superior research papers or performances relating to the history, problems, or general welfare of Vermont.
The Vermont History Award is presented to an entry in each age division for demonstrated excellence in the use of primary sources in research of a Vermont history topic.
The Women’s History Award is presented to the best project focusing on the contributions of a woman or women in history.
www.vermonthistory.org /educate/histday/specprzs.htm   (927 words)

 Architectural History
As we walk around our neighborhood and look around us, we see houses which were constructed largely by hand more than two hundred years ago right beside more recently built homes.
Each house appears in one architectural style, but may contain features of other styles as well.
The houses of Charlestown which we see today have all been built since the burning of the town during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 and represent only part of our town's architectural history.
www.charlestownpreservation.org /archistory.htm   (294 words)

 History of Architecture - WWW-VL History Index
O.S.A. - Officina di Storia dell'Architettura - History of Architecture Workshop (Italian).
A cultural association, founded in 2003 by a group of researchers in History of Architecture from various european universities.
Images of Medieval Art and Architecture features the churches in Vézeleay, Moissac, Saint-Denis and others.
vlib.iue.it /history/topical/architecture.html   (155 words)

 Architectural History of Toledo's Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery occupies a noteworthy status in Toledo's architectural history.
The many and varied architectural features at Woodlawn make it a uniquely beautiful and notable cemetery.
Woodlawn's designation as a National Historic Site in 1998 was due in large measure to the interesting architecture found throughout the grounds.
www.historic-woodlawn.com /architec.html   (980 words)

 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY SUBJECT GUIDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Many history, cultural studies, and population studies journals are available online through Project Muse.
Article abstracts and citations of books and dissertations covering world history from 1450 to the present; excludes the United States and Canada.
Reproduces documents important in the history of art and the original writings of artists.
www.library.vcu.edu /guides/archhis.html   (1262 words)

 Alabama Historical Commission - Architectural History Program
While the survey and registration section maintains information about structures listed in the Alabama and National Registers, or included in county or local surveys, architectural history services has information on early Alabama architecture and architectural trends, as well architects and builders.
Research on early Alabama architecture is constantly ongoing in the architectural history services section.
The AHC's architectural archives includes a growing collection of documentary photographic images, measured floor plans, and elevation drawings of architecturally significant structures.
www.preserveala.org /archhistoryprogram.aspx?sm=f_i   (257 words)

 The Pentium: An Architectural History of the World's Most Famous Desktop Processor (Part I): Page 1
I'll never forget when Intel first announced that the name for the successor to the 486 would be "Pentium." I and most of my fellow computer nerds thought the name was silly and not suitably geeky.
The choice to continue along the x86 path inflicted some serious short- and medium-term pain on Intel, and a certain amount of long-term pain on the industry as a whole (how much pain depends on who you talk to), but as we'll see the negative impact of this critical move has gradually lessened over time.
Modern x86 architectures have workarounds, like rename registers and a "free" FXCH instruction, for alleviating — but not eliminating — the performance disadvantages of x87's register-starved (only eight architectural registers) and stack-based architecture.
arstechnica.com /articles/paedia/cpu/pentium-1.ars/1   (951 words)

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