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INVENTORY OF THE ERNEST BORN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS OF MEDIEVAL AISLED TIMBER HALLS, ca. 1944-ca. 1981
920089  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Material
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ernest Born architectural drawings of medieval aisled timber halls
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1944-ca. 1981
    Collection number: 920089
    Creator: Born, Ernest, 1898-
    Extent: ca. 800 items
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Library
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
    Abstract: Architect and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Architectural drawings document English, French, and Dutch and Belgian vernacular buildings of the 13th and 14th centuries, including churches, tithe barns, manor halls, hospitals, and market halls.
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    Language: Collection material in English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Ernest Born architectural drawings of medieval aisled timber halls, ca. 1944-ca. 1981, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 920089.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1992 from the Born estate.

    Processing History

    Processed when acquired. Finer processing and arrangement by Hillary Brown, 1997.

    Related Material

    Walter Horn papers, 1917-1989. Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 920087.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Ernest Born (1898-) was an architect, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a frequent collaborator of Walter Horn, whose related papers the repository also holds. One of their best-known collaborations resulted in the exhaustive study, The Plan of St. Gall, 1979. They also wrote on medieval timber hall structures in the 1965 publication, Barns of the Abbey of Beaulieu at its granges of Great Coxwell & Beaulieu-St. Leonards.

    Scope Content of Collection

    A series of architectural drawings, executed in ink and pencil, of 13th and 14th centuries English, French, Dutch and Belgian vernacular buildings, consisting of ground plans, site plans, structural details, and elevations, some 800 items in all, as well as some photostats, photographs, and maps. Produced in collaboration with Walter Horn as part of an unpublished study of medieval 3-aisled timber halls, they document churches, tithe barns, manor halls, hospitals, and market halls, representing over fifty buildings, 30 English, 20 French, one Dutch, and one Belgian.

    Arrangement

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects

    Architecture, Medieval—England
    Architecture, Medieval—France
    Barns
    Markets—England
    Markets—France
    Vernacular architecture—England
    Vernacular architecture—France

    Places

    Barn of Great Coxwell (Great Coxwell, England)
    Beaulieu Abbey
    Church of St. James and St. Paul (Marton, Cheshire, England)
    Grange de Vaulerent (Seine-et-Oise, France)
    Great Hall (Leicester Castle, Leicester, England)
    St. Mary's Hospital (Chichester, England)
    St. Oswald's Church (Lower Peover, England)
    Ter Doest (Cistercian abbey : Lissewege, Belgium)

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Architectural drawings
    Maps
    Photographic prints
    Photographs, Original
    Stats (copies)

    Contributors

    Born, Ernest, 1898-
    Horn, Walter William, 1908-

    Related Materials

    Walter Horn Papers, 1917-1989, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 920087.