Based on the Henry-Russell Hitchcock bibliography of the same title covering 1775–1895, this microfilm set is a collection of books, portfolios, and pamphlets published in the U.S. relating to architecture and the decorative arts. These publications, primarily builders’ guides and house pattern books, influenced the architectural production of their day because their many plates were of direct practical usefulness to builders and carpenters. Some descriptive works, such as guide books, are also included. The set includes most of the works listed in Hitchcock's book.
Art and Architecture
The references below feature the strengths of CRL’s holdings. Links point to more detailed descriptions in our catalog, as well as digital versions of the content or digitized finding aids for microfilm where available. Collecting in this area continues through the purchase programs.
Parts I–VI, covering 1734–1990, in microfilm and microfiche. Includes some sales from New York as well as London. Early parts issued by Xerox University Microfilms in association with Sotheby Parke-Bernet Publications. On title of the Guide: “Filmed at UMI, University of Illinois and the Henry E. Huntington Library.”
Puttick and Simpson were the leading London auctioneers of “Literary Property, Music and Works of Art” by 1860. The catalogs give the details on the seller, the buyer, and the price brought by each individual manuscript, book, musical instrument, and work of art.
Charles Willson Peale (April 15, 1741–February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier, and naturalist. The set includes papers, correspondence, sketches, business and legal writings, journals, lectures, etc., of the Peale family, covering 1735 to 1885.
Collection of photographs from the Agence Meurisse news agency consisting of 34,518 images organized in chronological order from 1909 to 1937, evoking the immediacy of events spanning the first half of 20th-century Europe. Accompanied by a seven-volume chronological listing of prints.
Also known as [Photographs from the collections of the Dept. of Prints and Photographs, Bibliotheque Nationale] Series 9A : Agence Meurisse, 1909-1937.
This collection records all aspects of life in the Muslim world of the Middle East, as seen through European eyes. The collection contains paintings, colored and black-and-white prints, drawings and designs, and costumes and ornaments, with about 10,000 images total on either color or black-and-white microfiche. Works of over five hundred travelers and artists—including artists of many nationalities and well-known names such as Amadeo Preziosi, Luigi Mayer, David Roberts, Edward Lear, William Muller, Adrien Dauzats, and Alexandre Decamp—are included, dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries.