The Australian Architecture Database (ARCH), produced by Stanton Library, North Sydney Council, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from material held by the Stanton Library, North Sydney Council.
Source documents include journal articles, exhibition reviews, obituaries, editorials, conference proceedings, news items, project articles and award features.
This archive comprises two subject specific collections, Architecture & Design and Art & Photography. Spanning 1854-2005, this primary source collection focuses on art, art history, architecture, and restoration. It covers a range of sub-disciplines, from fine and applied arts through to interior and industrial design, and landscape gardening.
Australian Heritage Bibliography (AHB), formerly HERA, produced by the Australian Heritage Commission, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on Australia's natural and cultural environment.
This database is an important resource for research on architecture and design, covering a wide range of international scholarly and popular journals including the publications of professional associations and the major serial publications of Europe, Asia, America and Australia.
Coverage is from 1934 to the present with selective indexing of earlier publications, such as the Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects back to 1865.
The platform hosts the online 21st edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture which covers 5,500 years of architecture from pre-history to the present day. Also included are 42 ebooks on architecture, architectural history, theory, design, urbanism, landscape, and interiors.
Provides full-text access to hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th to the early 20th century. Subjects covered include literature, philosophy, science, social sciences, music, drama, art and architecture. Document supply available.
This complete database of Australasian content searches across all Informit subject databases. It covers the following major subject areas: Agriculture, Arts, Asian, Business, Education, Engineering, Health, History, Indigenous, Law, Media, Reference, Sciences, Social Sciences and Technology.
Useful for HSC Society and Culture, HSC English and HSC History.
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary digital archive of scholarly material in the social sciences and humanities and the sciences. It includes the full text of non-current issues from over 1,000 leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials. The State Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences Collections Parts I IX and the Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets collection. Document supply available. Useful for HSC History, HSC Society & Culture and HSC English.
From the Eiffel Tower and the Space Needle to the invention of television, chewing gum and hotdogs, world fairs have shaped our world. This eresource digitizes primary source material from over 200 world fairs and exhibitions. Coverage includes the world fairs held in Sydney (1879) and Melbourne (1881), and Australian material for fairs around the world. Key exhibits: aeronautics, art and architecture, chemistry and chemicals, entertainment, fashion and beauty, food and drink, lifestyle and domestic living, light and electricity, manufacturing and machines, nature and natural resources, technology and communications, transportation and visual culture. By Adam Matthew Digital.
A project by the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society to list all the cinemas and theatres of Australia and New Zealand. Details will include the address, current status of the building, owners, architects and dates.
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A database of more than 20 000 historic, natural and Indigenous places in the Register of the National Estate, the National Heritage List, the Commonwealth Heritage List, the World Heritage List, and places under consideration for any one of these lists. Information includes a place's values, its legal status, its significance, physical condition, history and photographs if available.
A collection of more than 120,000 images, 15,000 of which are available online. Images include natural and historic places listed in the Register of the National Estate and the Australian Heritage Database.
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This site provides a guide to caring for and restoring old houses and includes a directory covering Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and South Africa. The site also includes a FAQ section, lists of books, essays on various topics such as paint removal and joinery, and a research directory.
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The Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA ) is the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession and the RIBA British Architectural Library, established in 1834, is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the UK for research on all aspects of architecture. The Library's online catalogue is fully searchable by keyword, author, title, subject and series and provides: (1) an index to articles in over 300 of the world's architectural periodicals and details of books and audio visual materials acquired by the RIBA Library. (2) the holdings of the RIBA Library Photographs Collection. (3) drawings, manuscripts and archives acquired by the RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection. (4) a biographical database of architects. The RIBA British Architectural Library holds a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from prehistory to the present and is international in scope. In addition to architectural theory, practice and history there is material on allied subjects such as building and construction, civil engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture, interior design and decoration, the decorative arts, town and country planning, and construction law.
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