The best trained and most experienced librarian or curator is likely to confront difficulties in dealing with architectural drawings. Even an architect will be unable to understand some aspects of drawings a century old. Professor Miles Lewis, a leading architectural historian, in conjunction with the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (Australasia) demonstrates to professional curators how to collect, interpret and conserve these ephemeral works of art. In so doing he reveals fascinating insights and wonderful images for all who appreciate and practise fine art and architecture.



ISBN: 9781925556902
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 216
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2021
Publisher: Melbourne Books
Publication City, Country: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 27.6(H) x 23(L) x 2.2(W)
Weight (gm): 1164


Author Biography

Miles Lewis AM FAHA, Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, at the University of Melbourne, is an architectural historian specialising in the cultural history of building. He edited the international text Architectura, and is an honorary life fellow of the Comite International d'Architecture Vernaculaire. He also has a specialised architectural library collection, some hundreds of titles from which have recently been digitised and added to the on-line Building Technology Heritage Library (USA).
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS: Collecting in Australia

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