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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.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Architectural practice, 1972 - 2010

Reference code: 490/4
Scope and Contents

Material relating to Peter Blundell Jones' own architectural projects including correspondence, photographs, drawings and architectural plans.

Dates: 1972 - 2010

Audio-visual material, 1987 - 2012

Reference code: 490/6
Scope and Contents

Audio and video recordings relating to Peter Blundell Jones' work, including audio interviews with architects and videos relating to his research and teaching.

Dates: 1987 - 2012

Born digital material, 1987 - 2016

Reference code: 490/7
Scope and Contents

Born digital material relating to Blundell Jones' work.

Dates: 1987 - 2016

Correspondence, 1950s - 2016

Reference code: 490/1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence to and from Peter Blundell Jones.

Dates: 1950s - 2016

Peter Blundell Jones Archive

Reference code: 490
Scope and Contents The Peter Blundell Jones Archive is an extensive collection of both physical and digital material covering Professor Blundell Jones' entire career, from his training at the Architectural Association School in the late 1960s up until his death in 2016. The archive contains Blundell Jones’ professional correspondence, research notes, architectural drawings, photographic material and files relating to his writing and teaching, as well as his own architectural practice. The archive...
Dates: 1940s - 2016

Photographic material, 1979 - 2005

Reference code: 490/5
Scope and Contents

Photographs and slides taken by Blundell Jones.

Dates: 1979 - 2005

Research and writing, 1940s - 2015

Reference code: 490/2
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1940s - 2015

Teaching, conference and exhibitions, 1953 - 2015

Reference code: 490/3
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1953 - 2015

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