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Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry
The acquisition of the Hypnerotomachia by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries aligned with collection development objectives established in the 1950s by Architecture Dean G. Holmes Perkins. In order to support the university’s training in contemporary design for architecture and urban planning, Perkins built a collection of textual and graphic resources reflecting architectural theory and practice from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Perkins was a modernist but expected students to acquire expertise in the whole of architectural history. The Perkins Library is made available in dedicated space within the Anne and Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry in 2015, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02666286.2015.1023048.
history and theory of architecture, architectural education, academic libraries, architecture librarianship, library collection development, library special collections
Keller, W. B. (2015). Hypnerotomachia Joins the Perkins Library: Collecting to Support Persuasion in Architectural Design and History. Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry, 31 (2), 192-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02666286.2015.1023048
Date Posted: 27 April 2016
This document has been peer reviewed.