Project team bibliography

Previous publications by the project team relevant to the project are listed below.

Library history


Black, A., Pepper, S., Bagshaw, K., 2009. Books, buildings and social engineering: early public libraries in Britain from past to present. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Black, A., Hoare, P., 2008. The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Black, A., 2000. The public library in Britain, 1914-2000. London: The British Library.

Black, A., 1996. A new history of the English public library: social and intellectual contexts 1850-1914. London: Leicester University Press.


Black, A., Pepper, S., 2012. From civic place to digital space: the design of public libraries in Britain from past to present, Library Trends 61:2 , pp. 440-470. Special issue of Library Trends: “Information and space: analogies andmetaphors,” Eds. P. Uyttenhove and W. Van Acker.

Black, A., 2011. ‘We don’t do public libraries like we used to’. Attitudes to public library buildings in the UK at the start of the twenty-first century, Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, 43:1, pp. 30-45.

‘Black, A., 2007. Arsenals of scientific and technical information’: public technical libraries in Britain during and immediately after World War I, Library Trends, 55:3, pp. 474-489.

Black, A., 2005. The library as clinic: a Foucauldian interpretation of British public library attitudes to social and physical disease, c. 1850-1950, Libraries and Culture 40:3, 416-434. Reprinted in C.K. Malone, H.G.B. Anghelescu and J.M. Tucker (eds.), Libraries and culture: historical essays honouring the legacy of Donald G. Davis, Jr. (Washington DC: Library of Congress Centre for the Book, 2006, pp. 194-212).

Black, A., 2001. The Victorian information society: surveillance, bureaucracy and public librarianship in nineteenth-century Britain, The Information Society 17:1, pp. 63-80.

Black, A., May 2000. Skeleton in the cupboard: social class and the public library through 150 years, Library History 16, pp. 4-12. Reprinted in Journal of Information, Communication and Library Science [Taiwan] 7:2, Winter 2000, pp. 17-26.

Black, A., 1996. Edward Edwards and modernity: personality, professionalism and progress, Library History 12, pp. 77-92.

Black, A., 1991. Libraries for the many, Library History 9:1-2, pp. 27-36.

Black, A., 2013. Everton Public Library, Victorian Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Victorian Studies, 39:1, pp. 40-44.

Edited works:

Black, A. and Dahlkild, N., 2011. Library design: from past to present, special issue of Library Trends, Vol. 60, No. 1.

Chapters in edited works:

Black, A., 2018. From voluntary to state action: Samuel Smiles, James Silk Buckingham and the rise of the public library movement in Britain, in M. Towsey & K.B. Roberts (eds.), Before the public library: reading, community, and identity in the Atlantic world, 1650-1850 (Leiden & Boston: Brill), pp. 349-369.

Black, A., Rankin, C., 2011. The history of children’s library design: continuities and discontinuities. In Ingrid Bon, Andrew Cranfield and Karen Latimer (eds.), Designing library space for children (De Gruyter Saur and IFLA), pp. 7-37.

Black, A., 2008. Socially controlled space or public sphere ‘third place’? Adult reading rooms in early British public libraries. In M. Koren (ed), Working for five star libraries: international perspectives on a century of public library advocacy and development. To mark 100 years of the Public Library Association in the Netherlands (The Hague: Netherlands Public Library Association), pp. 27-41.

Black, A., 2008. Networking knowledge before the information society: the Manchester Central Library (1934) and the metaphysical-professional philosophy of L.S. Jast. In W.B. Rayward (ed.), European Modernism and the Information Society (Aldershot: Ashgate), pp. 165-183.

Black, A., 2000. Man and boy: modifying masculinities in public librarianship, 1850-1950. With a case study of the inter-war librarianship masonic circle. In E. Kerslake and N. Moody (eds), Gendering library history, Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University Press, pp. 209-220

Black, A., 1999. Representations of the public library in Victorian and Edwardian fiction: assessing the semiological approach. In Peter Vodosek and Graham Jefcoate (eds), Bibliotheken in der literarischen darstellung [Libraries in literature], Wiesbaden: Harrossowitz Verlag, pp. 151-166.

Black, A, 1995. National provision and local politics. In Margaret Kinnell Evans and Paul Sturges (eds), Continuity and innovation in the public library: the development of a social institution, London: Library Association Publishing, pp. 48-66.

Articles in professional journals

Black, A., 2000. A touch of class, Library Association Record 102:5, pp. 274-275.

Black, A., Muddiman, D., 1997. Myths of a golden age, Library Association Record 99:5, p. 256.

Black., A., 1998. New times for library history, Librarians’ World, 7:3, pp. 45-46. Reprinted in the Newsletter of the Library History Group of the Library Association, Winter 1998-9, pp. 6-10

Black., A., 1994. The open access revolution in British public libraries, Librarians’ World: The Independent Journal of Librarians, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 3-8.

Entries in encyclopaedias, compendia & dictionaries

Public libraries and reading rooms. In Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor (eds.), Dictionary of nineteenth-century journalism (London and Gent: The British Library and Academia Press, 2009), p. 515 only.

Thomas Greenwood. In Oxford dictionary of national biography, Vol. 23 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), p. 635 only.

Edward Edwards. In Oxford dictionary of national biography, Vol. 17 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 918-921.

John Potter Briscoe. In Oxford dictionary of national biography, Vol. 7 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 682-684.


Black, A., [Contributor to] R. Mackinlay, Scandinavian library design, CILIP Update, December 2013, pp. 32-34.

Black, A., [Contributor to] Save and burn: the fight against libraries. A DVD film by Julian Samuel, Canada, 2004.

Black, A., [Contributor to] Reflections of the past. In 150 Years of the public library: a celebration presented by the Library Furnishing Company and the Library Association. A CD-Rom produced by AVTV, Northampton, 2000.

Black, A., [Major contributor to] Undercover libraries: a mass observation of public library use, BBC Radio 4, presented by Ian McMillan, broadcast 19 April 2000.

Library Architecture

Articles in professional journals:

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2013. Birmingham City Library, Birmingham UK, Mecanoo architects. Architectural Review 234(1401), pp. 54-65.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2013. Book mountain: MVRDV’s library in Spijkenisee, Rotterdam. Architectural Review, pp. 41-52.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2013. Library: Speaking volumes: Bisset Adams’ Watney Market Idea Store. Architecture Today AT241, pp. 24-33.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2013. ‘Reading Rooms : The Library: A World History’ James W.P. Campbell with photographs by Will Pryce Thames & Hudson 2013; ‘Contemporary Library Architecture: A Planning and Design Guide’ Ken Worpole Routledge 2013 [Book Reviews]. Architectural Review 2013(Dec), pp. 105-106.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2011. The secret life of libraries: Wisdom builds her house: the architecture and history of libraries, Architekturmuseum, Munich. Architectural Review, London.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2011. Typology Quarterly: Libraries. Architectural Review (2 Nov)

Carnegie Libraries


Prizeman, O. E. C. 2012. Philanthropy and light: Carnegie Libraries and the advent of transatlantic standards for public space. Farnham: Ashgate.


Prizeman, O. E. C. 2013. Function and decoration, tradition and invention: Carnegie Libraries and their architectural messages. Library and Information History 29(4), pp. 239-257. (10.1179/1758348913Z.00000000046)

Ph.D thesis

Prizeman, Oriel Elizabeth Clare., and University of Cambridge. Department of Architecture. PhD thesis; Philanthropy and Light : The Formulation of Transatlantic Environmental Standards for Public Interiors through Andrew Carnegie’s Library Building Programme 1889-1910 (2010). Print.

Conference presentations:

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2015. Carnegie libraries and the invention of a shared heritage. Presented at: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions, Liverpool, UK, 13-16 July 2015.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2015. Pubilc philanthropy: access not ownership. Presented at: Does this bridge belong to you?, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 22 May 2015.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2014. Seeing and being seen: the radiant languages of public libraries. Presented at: Central Saint Martins Informal Exchange: ‘Housing Information’, Swiss Cottage Library, London, UK, 17 September 2014.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2012. Function and decoration, tradition and invention: Carnegie libraries and their architectural messages. Presented at: Buildings, Books and Blackboards: Intersecting Narratives, Melbourne, Australia, 28 November – 1 December 2012.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2008. Influences on lighting performance: the case of the 1908 Carnegie Public Library at Wednesbury, Birmingham, UK. Passive and low energy architecture 2008 conference proceedings. Dublin: University College Dublin.

Computer vision


 S. Duvernoy, P.L. Rosin, “The Compass, the Ruler and the Computer: An Analysis of the Design of the Amphitheatre of Pompeii”, in Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future, editors K. Williams, M.J. Ostwald, pp. 525-540, 2015

C.B. Jones, P.L. Rosin, J.D. Slade, “Semantic and geometric enrichment of 3D geo-spatial models with captioned photos and labelled illustrations”, Proc. Workshop on Vision and Language, pp. 62-67, 2014.

Y.K. Lai, K. Rodriguez Echavarria, R. Song, P.L. Rosin, “An image-based approach for detecting faces carved in heritage monuments”, Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, pp. 215-219, 2018.

J. Slade, C.B. Jones, P.L. Rosin, “Automatic Semantic and Geometric Enrichment of CityGML Building Models using HoG-based Template Matching”, Advances in 3D Geoinformation (Proc. 3D GeoInfo), pp. 357-372, 2017.    2016

J.D. Slade, C.B. Jones, P.L. Rosin, “Semantic and geometric enrichment of 3D geo-spatial building models with photo captions and illustration labels using template matching & SIFT”, GIS Research UK Conf., 2015.    



Prizeman, O. E. C. 2016. HBIM and matching techniques: considerations for late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century buildings. Journal of Architectural Conservation 21(3), pp. 145-159. (10.1080/13556207.2016.1139852)

Conference presentations:

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2015. Deductive frameworks for a digital HBIM canon: matching specification standards to augment historic object libraries. Presented at: CIPA 25th International Symposium, Taipei, 31 August – 4 September 2015.

Sustainable Building Conservation

Edited works:

Prizeman, O.E.C. 2015. Ed. Sustainable Building Conservation; Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment. London: RIBA Publications

Chapters in edited works:

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2015. Four case studies demonstrating the impacts of energy conservation in traditional domestic buildings. In: Prizeman, O. E. C. ed. Sustainable Building Conservation: Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment. RIBA Publications


Whitman, C., Prizeman, O. E. C. and Lacey-Barnacle, M. 2016. Correlating maintenance, energy efficiency and fuel poverty for traditional buildings in the UK. Working paper. Cardiff: Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.

Conference presentations:

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2015. Performance values ancient and modern: four UK case studies. Presented at: Mettisage, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 26-29 October 2014.

Nineteenth Century Environmental History

Chapters in edited works:

Prizeman, O. 2019. Asserting adequacy: The crescendo of voices to determine daylight provision for the modern world. In: Manfredi, C. ed. Addressing the Climate in Modern Age’s Construction History. Springer Nature Switzerland AG: Springer International Publishing, pp. 171-190., (10.1007/978-3-030-04465-7)

Conference presentations:

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2012. Imagining purity. Presented at: Imagined Civities: Cities and Alternatives in the 19th Century, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, UK, 8 June 2012.

Prizeman, O. E. C. 2010. The origins of daylight guidance: a dull English day?. Presented at: The Society for the History of Technology Conference 2010, Tacoma, WA, USA, 30 September – 2 October 2010.