The Jenkins Library Ambassadors, the Architecture and Art Library’s student board, are hosting a private tour of the Menil Collection library and non-public spaces for students in the College of Architecture and School of Art. Students will see extraordinary rare materials in the library, which is only open to the public by appointment. A tour of the staff spaces, including art storage space and the underground workroom, will show students how museums function and use space. Anyone interested in this building type or in a museum career should take advantage of this uncommon opportunity.
The tour will take place from 10-11:30 on Thursday, May 5th. Students wishing to attend must RSVP to librarian Catherine Essinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance is capped.
The Ambassadors will also be holding a meeting at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 3rd, in the upper mezzanine of the Jenkins Library in order to hold elections and a discuss upcoming business. The meeting is open to new and current Ambassadors, as well as anyone interested in finding out more about this student organization. The nominees for the Ambassadors’ executive board are:
President – Negin Nayeri, College of Architecture
Vice President – Angela Rios, College of Architecture
Treasurer – Edith Villasenor, School of Art
Secretary – Christine Hinojosa, College of Architecture
The following architectural portfolios in the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room have been digitized and are now freely available in the UH Digital Library:
Details and Ornament of the Italian Renaissance – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6670
The Petit Trianon Versailles. Part I – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/7250
The Petit Trianon Versailles. Part II – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/7179
Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume I – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/7000
Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume II – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6890
Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume III – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6725
Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume IV – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6835
Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume V – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6780
Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume VI – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6945
Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume VII – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/7110
Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume VIII – http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/7055
Our license with Gnomon includes more than 300 tutorials on drawing, design software and animation. You may access it directly by clicking here.
“The Shortest Distance, an accidental series” by Talha Kabasakal has been installed in the A2A Alcove, located on the upper mezzanine of the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library. Talha Kabasakal, a second-year student at the University of Houston, College of Architecture and Design, is majoring in industrial design and pursuing his goal of becoming a car designer. His series of ink-on-paper works that, in large measure, depict the artist’s life and expectations, referencing his love of cars, his preferred color red, and his native Turkey. In one particular piece Talha has played upon the notion of a personal geographic dichotomy by juxtaposing two places, two different countries – the familiar and the foreign, the old and the new, the past and the future. Though each occupies discrete areas, isolated at opposite sides of the composition, the two are connected by a bridge. Talha believes that there should always be a bridge, a connection. That bridge could represent hope, remembrance, love…
The library supports UH student artists by hosting exhibitions of their work throughout the year. All displayed works are digitally documented and included in the UH Digital Library. You’re cordially invited to stop by the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library for a look at The Shortest Distance, on display through April.
Die renaissance in Italien. Eine sammlung der werthvollsten erhaltenen monumente in chronologischer folge geordnet. Früh renaissance: http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6209
Die renaissance in Italien. Eine sammlung der werthvollsten erhaltenen monumente in chronologischer folge geordnet. Hoch renaissance: http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6571
Die renaissance in Italien. Eine sammlung der werthvollsten erhaltenen monumente in chronologischer folge geordnet. Decoration in stein und terra cotta: http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6419
Die renaissance in Italien. Eine sammlung der werthvollsten erhaltenen monumente in chronologischer folge geordnet. Decoration in holz: http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/frare/item/6015
The Jenkins Library Ambassadors are student leaders who serve as the library’s advisory board and who help their fellow students learn about research tools and services. We are actively recruiting new members. A lunchtime meeting will be held at noon in room 215 of the College of Architecture. Pizza will be served.
Three new oral histories have been added to Building Houston, a digital collection of interviews with people who strongly impacted Houston’s built environment, which is co-sponsored by the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library and the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
UH alumnus David Bucek interviews Raymond Brochstein, FAIA, whose company Brochsteins, Inc. has supplied custom architectural woodwork and furniture to notable buildings designed by Richard Meier, Philip Johnson, SOM, Gensler, and many others. Mr. Brochstein and his wife, Susan, are also notable philanthropists, who have helped develop Houston’s green spaces and who donated the Brochstein Pavilion to Rice University in 2010.
Joe Mashburn, FAIA, Dean of the UH College of Architecture from 1998-2009, discusses his career as an architect and educator with architectural historian Anna Mod. He also addresses key moments in the history of the College of Architecture. As a student in the late 1960’s, he studied with Doug Michels and Chip Lord and witnessed protests over the college leadership.
John Paukune was an unemployed architect just out of school when he walked onto the construction site of the Astrodome and was hired to help oversee its completion. He discusses the politics, innovations, and problems behind the building of Houston’s most iconic structure with architect Kerry Goelzer, as well as his post-Astrodome career.
A portfolio from the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Book Room has been digitized and placed online in the UH Digital Library. Le Château de la Malmaison, habité par Napoléon 1st: décorations intérieures, mobilier, bronzes, etc. contains an introductory text and architectural plates of the Château de Malmaison, once the residence of Napoleon I. Architects Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine designed the estate. Click here to view this work.
The following recent acquisitions to the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room are on display in the upper mezzanine:
Hanging by Robert Delford Brown, American performance and conceptual artist who founded, in 1964, the “First National Church of the Exquisite Panic.”
Twelve Persons in Graphic Design Today, a three-volume set presenting 12 revolutionary Japanese designers working in the 1960’s.
H.J. de Beijer Romers Oeuvre-Catalogus, a catalogue raisonne of de Beijer’s 18th century architectural views of the Netherlands.
A 1939 trade catalogue offering thermo-insulating boards and an 1890 trade catalog offering stamped metal work for interior and exterior architecture.
A 1940 competition booklet for Insulux Glass Block, which includes the submission by former UH College of Architecture professor Donald Barthelme, FAIA.