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.