Library Collections

  • Holding: Design Library
    Volumes: 180 books
    Category: Specitial Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Engineering

    180 rare books on all aspects of 19th century American architecture. Included are Thomas Pope's Treatise on Bridge Architecture (published in 1811) and various research books from the mid-1890's concerning the first skyscrapers.

  • Holding: Design Library
    Volumes: 52 books
    Category: Specitial Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Art

    Collection of the documents on color theory published in 19th to early 20th century.
    Books on color vision, psychological impact, visual communication design, physiological sciences, industrial design, etc. are collected.

  • Holding: Design Library
    Volumes: 576 books
    Category: Specitial Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Sociology, Engineering

    Documents on urban design in western countries in early 1900's, when researches for city planning has just started.
    The collection contains documents on the history of city planning, development of constructional industries, urban management, urban finance, legislation, etc.

  • Holding: Design Library
    Volumes: 6 binded magazines
    Category: Specitial Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Art, Engineering

    In the middle of 19th century, brilliant industrial products like textiles, wallpapers, metalwork, potteries, glasses are manufactured applying theories of decoration art in Britain. These products were introduced at World Expos and became popular.

  • Holding: Design Library
    Volumes: 62 books
    Category: Specitial Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Sociology, Engineering

    Books and documents on house construction for labor-class and related social and environmental issues which are discussed in the context of urban design and social policies in United Kingdom from 19th century to present.

  • Holding: Design Library
    Volumes: 1,021 books, 737 drawings
    Category: Private Collection
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Art, Engineering

    Lloyd Morgan (1892-1970), who was an architect and a scholar in architecture, is famous for his design of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Collection contains written or printed materials (plans, books, etc.) on architecture, which were collected by him.

  • Holding: Design Library
    Volumes: 1,080 books
    Category: Specitial Collection (Original)
    Contents Type: Western Books
    Subject: Sociology

    The collection includes several hundred titles on mans relationship with nature and wildlife and a couple of hundred titles on how man has polluted his environment with particular reference to the economic development of the 20th century.