Scholarship at Penn Libraries

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2015

Publication Source

Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry

Volume

31

Issue

2

Start Page

192

Last Page

194

DOI

10.1080/02666286.2015.1023048

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

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.

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the final published article that can be found here.

Keywords

history and theory of architecture, architectural education, academic libraries, architecture librarianship, library collection development, library special collections

 

Date Posted: 27 April 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.