The influence of climate and material on national domestic architecture : an essay awarded the prize of the Architectural Association of Ireland 1896 1897

Creator
Butler, R. M. (Rudolph Maximilian), 1872-1943
Size
1 volume
Location

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Call number
MC 00301

Bound typescript, extensively annotated and corrected by hand, illustrated with ink sketches and two plates. The typescript comprises an essay of about 12,000 words on three factors determining architecture: prevailing climate, material available, and social or religious custom. Arguments are accompanied by references to specific buildings in Ireland, England, Europe and elsewhere. Inscription on first page "An essay by RM Butler awarded the essay Prize of the Architectural Association of Ireland, 1897."

R. M. (Rudolph Maximilian) Butler (1872-1943) was editor of The Irish Builder from 1899 and a commentator on architecture in Ireland for the next thirty years. Butler was a leading church architect. He also won the competition to design the University College Dublin (now National Concert Hall) building on Earlsfort Terrace and was head of architecture in the college from 1924 to 1943. Another building in the Dublin area designed by Butler is the former Gorevans Department Store.

Biographical/historical note

R. M. (Rudolph Maximilian) Butler (1872-1943) was editor of The Irish Builder from 1899 and a commentator on architecture in Ireland for the next thirty years. Butler was a leading church architect. He also won the competition to design the University College Dublin (now National Concert Hall) building on Earlsfort Terrace and was head of architecture in the college from 1924 to 1943. Another building in the Dublin area designed by Butler is the former Gorevans Department Store.

Scope/content

Bound typescript, extensively annotated and corrected by hand, illustrated with ink sketches and two plates. The typescript comprises an essay of about 12,000 words on three factors determining architecture: prevailing climate, material available, and social or religious custom. Arguments are accompanied by references to specific buildings in Ireland, England, Europe and elsewhere. Inscription on first page "An essay by RM Butler awarded the essay Prize of the Architectural Association of Ireland, 1897."

The volume has a cloth binding with the title lettered in gilt on the cover: "The influence of climate and material on national domestic architecture : an essay awarded the prize of the Architectural Association of Ireland 1896 by R.M. Butler." Place and date given at end of text are Dublin, October 12th, 1897.

Physical description

79 leaves

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[Identification of item], The influence of climate and material on national domestic architecture : an essay awarded the prize of the Architectural Association of Ireland 1896, MC 00301, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.