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Crafting History: Archiving and the Quest for Architectural Legacy

Albena Yaneva


What constitutes an archive in architecture? What forms does it take? What epistemology does it perform? What kind of craft is archiving? This book provides answers and offers insights on the ontological granularity of the archive and its relationship with architecture as a complex enterprise that starts and ends much beyond the act of building or the life of a creator. In this book we learn how objects are processed and catalogued, how a classification scheme is produced, how models and drawings are preserved, and how born-digital material battles time and technology obsolescence. We follow t ... More

Keywords: archiving, architectural history, classification, conservators, librarians, cataloguers, digital archivists, museum technicians, curators, architectural collections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501751820
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501751820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Albena Yaneva, author
University of Manchester