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MC 00301 Guide to R. M. Butler's The influence of climate and material on national domestic architecture, 1897

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Butler, R. M. (Rudolph Maximilian), 1872-1943


1.0 volume

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79 leaves

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Scope and Content Note

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.

Biographical 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.

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R. M. Butler, The influence of climate and material on national domestic architecture, MC 301, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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