Architecture and Planning Library

Alexander Archives Acquires Historic Preservation Collection

Nov. 30, 2018

The Alexander Architectural Archives has acquired the archive of Volz & Associates, Inc. The collection contains material spanning over 40 years of architecture, interior design and consultation work focusing primarily on preserving and restoring historic buildings and interiors, with an emphasis on notable buildings in Texas.

Architecture Exhibit Celebrates a Century of Sutton Hall

March 30, 2018

The University of Texas Libraries celebrates the 100th anniversary of a Forty Acres original with the latest edition of the “To Better Know a Building” exhibition series.

Alexander Archive Acquires Buildings of Texas Collection

Feb. 27, 2018

The Alexander Architectural Archives at the Architecture and Planning Library has acquired source materials for a publication that provides a comprehensive survey of architecture in the Lone Star State.

Friday Finds: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Jan. 11, 2018

Gillian Naylor’s 1971 book The Arts and Crafts Movement: A Study of Its Sources, Ideals and Influence on Design Theory explores theory and purposes of the Arts and Crafts movement.  According to Naylor, “its motivations were social and moral, and its aesthetic values derived from the conviction that society produces the art and architecture it deserves” (pg. 7).  This is, in part, what Naylor seeks to understand.  By placing the Arts and Crafts movement in its historical context, as well as demonstrating how the movement fits in the larger field of design.