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.