Image taken from page 112 of 'Köln und seine Bauten. Festschrift zur VIII. Wanderversammlung des Verbandes deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereine in Köln ... 1888. Herausgegeben vom Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein für Niederrhein und Westfalen. | by The British Library
A woman teaching geometry, from a 14th century illustration attributed to Abelard of Bath In this 14th century illustration from a copy of Euclid’s Elements, a woman is shown holding a compass and square, teaching geometry to a group of monks.
To the good people of Liverpool he is Sir Frederick Gibberd the architect who gave them their most iconic landmark. But to me he will always be Grandpa Whiskers a sobriquet that referred to his uncommonly hirsute visage. I was only six years old when my grandfather died in 1984 but his influence on my life has been considerable. First written for The Sunday Telegraph magazine in 2010 by our Founding Director Matt Gibberd this article tells the story of his grandfather Sir Frederick Gibberd…
Great example of the “monumental” embedded within the personal — here Lutyens is showing how his designs came about for New Delhi — very human and moving document — part of the trove of delights to be found in the Lutyens' correspondence between him and his wife, Lady Emily. KH. (Sir Edwin Lutyens, Viceroy's House, New Delhi: sketches in a letter by Sir Edwin Lutyens to his wife, Lady Emily, 1913) [RIBA3119-39]
John McAslan transforms stone barn into library at Cumbria university| British firm John McAslan + Partners has converted a stone barn into a library and added a contrasting stained timber extension, as part of its redevelopment of a university campus in Cumbria, England (+ slideshow).
A few scholarly heavyweights, like Lord of the Flies, Ulysses and the Color Purple, were once deemed too morally, racially, or religiously provocative. Now, these titles are popularly studied in classrooms nationwide. Coinciding with Banned Books Week, the infographic below explains the stunning reasons certain books were once forbidden in the U.S.A.... and why some still are.