AASL column, April 2019
Lucy Campbell and Barbara Opar, column editors
Column by Rose Orcutt
The vendor showcase at AASL 2019 in Pittsburgh featured both familiar and new resources that offer exciting content and varied access models. For those unable to explore, we provide here a recap of all resources and the individuals who represent them. A big thank you to all of our vendors and sponsors – feel free to reach out to them with questions and feedback.
A+U a forward thinking monthly architectural magazine from Japan which tackles a range of themes, movements and discussions in the fields of architecture and urbanism. Each issue is comprehensively illustrated and accompanied by plans, maps, sections and details.
Vendor Contact: Arthur Hoki
Charles Wood Antiquarian Bookseller specializing in architecture, landscape, decorative arts, book arts & printing history, trade catalogues, and early photography.
Vendor Contact: Charles Wood
EBSCO offers premium content through databases, journals & magazines, e-books and more, including subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, and online access to 1,000,000+ e-books.
Vendor Contact: Elise Gold
Jordan Antiquarian Books specializes in Americana as presented through books, broadsides, land promotionals, manuscripts, photos, trade catalogs, travel and related ephemera items.
Vendor Contact: Jerry Jordan
MadCad is a cloud-based reference library that provides web-based access to building codes and standards from major codes- and standards-developing societies.
Vendor Contact: Erdem Dedebas
Steven Schuyler Bookseller specializes in rare architecture books & rare building trades books for designers, builders, and preservationists.
Vendor Contact: Steven Schuyler
2019 AASL Conference Vendor Showcase presentations:
Artstor provides faculty and students with a complete image resource in a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context and examine influences beyond the confines of your discipline. With approximately 300 collections composed of over 2.5 million images (and growing), scholars can examine wide-ranging material such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophia in a single, easy-to-use resource.
Vendor Contact: email: Gretchen Witthuhn
Building Types Online is a resource for the study and practice of architectural design. It is based on Birkhäuser's high international standing in professional architecture books, on the knowledge of the authors and editors who are leading experts in their fields, as well as on the technical quality of the illustrations. The database offers exclusive and unparalleled, highly flexible and detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser program on building types. All content was written and selected by internationally renowned authors in architectural design.
Vendor Contact: email: Ria Stein
Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is the only online subscription service that provides user-friendly access to our unique and extensive historical map collection. HIG owns the world’s largest online digital collection of color fire insurance maps, real estate atlases and similar land use maps for North America. Our high definition, color and gray-scale images display important historical details not visible on black and white map scans.
Vendor contact: email: Tad Anderson
Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a leading source of information for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design, Bloomsbury Architecture Library offers access to a carefully curated collection of fully-searchable text and image content. Incorporating the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, exclusive to the platform, alongside peer-reviewed cutting edge academic research and a wealth of images, the platform provides a dynamic research tool and an innovative educational resource for academics and students alike.
Vendor Contact: Melissa Mazza
Pidgeon Digital is a collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers which was set up by Started in 1979 by the late Monica Pidgeon. The purpose of the series, which up till now consists of over 274 of these illustrated talks, is to widen the horizons of students of architecture and design by giving them the opportunity to share the thinking of leading members of the profession worldwide to whom they might not have access.
Vendor Contact: Laura Margolis