The following case studies feature a selection of images from the Schoenauer Slide Collection, forming part of the Schoenauer Archive Collection located in the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. These were chosen to best reflect the general themes representative of Norbert Schoenauer's work as architect, urban planner, writer and professor.
All the introductory texts are excerpts of full length articles, chapters and books by Schoenauer, which may be found in the bibliography provided.
The Schoenauer slide collection represents a range of images from America, Italy, France, Germany, India, Africa and China on such areas as detached-housing, hi-rise housing, medium profile housing, town houses, indigenous architecture, Islamic architecture, arts and crafts and the Dark Ages. Schoenauer used these slides to help educate several generations of architecture students. Most of the slides are original images photographed by Schoenauer on his many travels and of his own built architectural projects.
The Schoenauer digital library of images will be an invaluable resource for housing researchers, architects, planners and students. In fact, along with the Schoenauer private library of books and the Schoenauer archive recently acquired by the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection, the digital library of slides will form a complete research centre for the study of housing and related areas of study.
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