|Irish Builder and Engineer (Nov, 1953). Taken from http://imma.gallery-access.com/intl/en/tour.php?a_id=136|
Documenting Building:journals & lectures
This week's post was possible thanks to information provided by Dr Daniel O'Neill @ONeillDanielP
|This photo of Chicago's Century of Progress International Exposition|
taken in 1933 which could of been part of the RIBA exhibition.
I found the Irish Builder as an invaluable source of information for my postgraduate research which spanned 1930s-70s Limerick. There are holdings in the library of MIC in Limerick but they had gaps for the years I required. I was fortunate to have the holdings in Dublin but not everybody has the time or money to travel up in down to the capital from other parts of the country like myself in Limerick. If these journals were digitised and made publicly accessible it would make the lives of architectural researchers so much easier. I am lucky to be around for the age of Twitter, having fantastic advice and knowledge on tap like @ONeillDanielP and others. To think it might very well be a rich resource for researchers in the future. What would the architects of the 1930s have made of Twitter I wonder!
Elizabeth Tilley, « Trading in Knowledge: The Irish Builder and Nineteenth-Century Journalism », Revue LISA/LISA e-journal, Vol. III - n°1 | 2005, 110-120.