Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Architects 1800-1950
The first online biographical dictionary of architects working in all the four nations of the UK, plus the Republic of Ireland, “AHRnet Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Architects 1800-1950,” has just been launched and can be accessed for free. It includes approximately 3.000 entries extracted from the “Art History Research net (AHRnet): Arts+Architecture ProFiles (A+AP),” one of our subscription databases.
Art History Research net (AHR net), to which we have subscribed, is an art history research service consisting of five related and linked databases:
ReView – Contains the full text of a wide range of International Art and Architecture journals published between the 1860s and the 1930s.
Arts + Architecture Profiles (A+AP) – Contains biographical data on nearly 45,000 artists, architects, designers, and craftspeople.
Design Abstracts Retrospective – Contains abstracts of articles and an index of images in design journals published between 1900-1986.
Research Sources: 1: British & Irish Architecture and Decorative and Applied Arts 1850s to the 1930s – This is an ongoing project to digitize every book, exhibition catalog, pamphlet, and a conference paper, as well as much of the journal literature published in Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century.
Research Sources: 2. The Poster – This contains extensive research data on the history of the Poster.
The AHRnet Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Architects 1800-1950 is an ongoing project and will be constantly updated and revised. The dictionary also contains a guide to online and print sources.
The link to “AHRnet Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Architects 1800-1950″ is available from the Databases page.