Blundell Jones, Peter, 1949 - 2016
- Existence: 4 January 1949 - 19 August 2016
Professor Peter Blundell Jones (1949-2016), or PBJ as he was often known, was an architectural historian who joined the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield in 1994, having previously taught at Cambridge and South Bank universities.
Blundell Jones published on a prolific scale, writing over 500 journal articles and 13 books, including monographs on previously marginalised architects including Hans Scharoun and Hugo Häring. Key research areas included 19th and 20th century architects, the birth of modernism, urban history, architecture and ritual, architecture and landscape, architecture of China, Japan and Korea and the history of architectural education. Although predominantly an academic, PBJ also practiced as an architect, designing a number of buildings including The Round House in Stoke Canon, Devon, which he built for his parents, and features in Pesvner’s Buildings of England.
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Contains material relating to Peter Blundell's Jones research and writing undertaken throughout his career. Includes copies and lists of published work; correspondence and research material relating to the publication of books and articles; reviews of his work; research notes on individual architects and buildings; and research material relating to his studies at the Architectural Association in London
Material relating to teaching and administrative duties undertaken by Blundell Jones at a number of universities and polytechnics; exhibitions curated by Blundell Jones; and conferences, workshops and symposiums organised or attended by him.