Printed Architecture: Treasures from the AHO Library offers an introduction to the history of the architectural publication with reference to the collection of the AHO library. Based on the “uncharted” treasures in the AHO library, the course is structured around the research and presentation of a select number of items from the collection. Choosing one item each – a book, map, or journal – the students will investigate the content of the publication and also the origin and history of the specific copy in the library. The chosen publications, therefore, are not necessarily the rarest or most valuable, but ones that elicit interesting tales, ranging from provenance and acquisition of specific copies to considerations of pedagogies and architectural education at large. An end of term exhibition on Instagram and an anthology with student texts will highlight not only key works in the collection, but also the history of the library itself. The exhibition and the book form part of the official celebration of the AHO 75-year jubilee.
An end of term exhibition and an anthology with student texts will highlight not only key works in the collection, but also the history of the library itself, in a venture selected as one of the official events celebrating the AHO 75-year jubilee.