Dr Alex Buchanan BA (hons), MSc, PhD, Dip. Arch & RM

Senior Lecturer in Archive Studies History

    Publications

    2021

    Investigating forms and formwork in the nave aisles at Tewkesbury Abbey (Conference Paper)

    Hillson, J., Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2021). Investigating forms and formwork in the nave aisles at Tewkesbury Abbey. In https://www.routledge.com/History-of-Construction-Cultures-Proceedings-of-the-7th-International-Congress/Mascarenhas-Mateus-Pires/p/book/9781032001999 Vol. 2 (pp. 32-38). Lisbon, Portugal.

    Two- and three-dimensional geometry in tierceron vaults: A case study of the cloister at Norwich Cathedral (Conference Paper)

    Webb, N., Hillson, J., & Buchanan, A. (2021). Two- and three-dimensional geometry in tierceron vaults: A case study of the cloister at Norwich Cathedral. In https://www.routledge.com/History-of-Construction-Cultures-Proceedings-of-the-7th-International-Congress/Mascarenhas-Mateus-Pires/p/book/9781032001999 Vol. 2 (pp. 71-77). Lisbon, Portugal.

    Digital Analysis of Vaults in English Medieval Architecture (Book)

    Buchanan, A., Hillson, J., & Webb, N. (2021). Digital Analysis of Vaults in English Medieval Architecture. Routledge.

    2020

    Documentation and Analysis of a Medieval Tracing Floor Using Photogrammetry, Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Laser Scanning (Conference Paper)

    Webb, N., Hillson, J., Peterson, J. R., Buchanan, A., & Duffy, S. (2020). Documentation and Analysis of a Medieval Tracing Floor Using Photogrammetry, Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Laser Scanning. In ECAADE 2020: ANTHROPOLOGIC - ARCHITECTURE AND FABRICATION IN THE COGNITIVE AGE, VOL 2 (pp. 209-218). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    An entente cordiale? The anglo-french historiography of the domical vaults of Anjou (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2020). An entente cordiale? The anglo-french historiography of the domical vaults of Anjou. In Anjou: Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology (pp. 168-179).

    2019

    Digitally aided analysis of medieval vaults in an English cathedral, using generative design tools (Journal article)

    Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2019). Digitally aided analysis of medieval vaults in an English cathedral, using generative design tools. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 17(3), 241-259. doi:10.1177/1478077119866126

    DOI: 10.1177/1478077119866126

    'Valuable matter' versus 'local twaddle' : Peterborough Cathedral and architectural expertise in the nineteenth century (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. C. (2019). 'Valuable matter' versus 'local twaddle' : Peterborough Cathedral and architectural expertise in the nineteenth century. In R. Baxter, J. Hall, & C. Marx (Eds.), Peterborough and the Soke Art, Architecture and Archaeology. London and New York: Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

    Attempting to Discriminate: Thomas Rickman's Readers (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. C. (2019). Attempting to Discriminate: Thomas Rickman's Readers. In M. Aldrich, & A. Buchanan (Eds.), Thomas Rickman and the Victorians (Vol. 7). London: Victorian Society. Retrieved from https://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/

    Review of Archives Principles and Practices (2nd edn) by Laura Millar (Book Review)

    Buchanan, A. (2019). Review of Archives Principles and Practices (2nd edn) by Laura Millar. Archives and Records, 40(1), 116-118.

    Thomas Rickman and the Victorians (Book)

    Aldrich, M. B., & Buchanan, A. (2019). Thomas Rickman and the Victorians.

    2018

    Tracing the Past: a digital analysis of the Lady Chapel vaults at Ely cathedral (Conference Paper)

    Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2018). Tracing the Past: a digital analysis of the Lady Chapel vaults at Ely cathedral. In 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHERITAGE) held jointly with 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2018). IEEE. doi:10.1109/digitalheritage.2018.8810054

    DOI: 10.1109/digitalheritage.2018.8810054

    Two- and three-dimensional geometry in Tierceron vaults: A case study of Exeter cathedral (Conference Paper)

    Buchanan, A. C., & Webb, N. J. (2018). Two- and three-dimensional geometry in Tierceron vaults: A case study of Exeter cathedral. In BUILDING KNOWLEDGE, CONSTRUCTING HISTORIES, VOL 1 (pp. 391-397). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    2017

    Tracing the Past: Establishing Tolerances when Investigating Medieval Vault Rib Geometries using Digital Tools (Conference Paper)

    Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2017). Tracing the Past: Establishing Tolerances when Investigating Medieval Vault Rib Geometries using Digital Tools. In Envisioning Architecture: Space/Time/Meaning Vol. 1 (pp. 30-37). Glasgow School of Art.

    Creativity in Three Dimensions: An Investigation of the Presbytery Aisles of Wells Cathedral (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. C., & Webb, N. (2017). Creativity in Three Dimensions: An Investigation of the Presbytery Aisles of Wells Cathedral. British Art Studies, (6). doi:10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-06/abuchanan

    DOI: 10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-06/abuchanan

    Tracing the past: A digital analysis of Wells cathedral choir aisle vaults (Journal article)

    Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2017). Tracing the past: A digital analysis of Wells cathedral choir aisle vaults. Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 4, 19-27. doi:10.1016/j.daach.2017.01.001

    DOI: 10.1016/j.daach.2017.01.001

    Tracing the Past: A Digital Analysis of the North Transept and Chancel Vaults at Nantwich St Mary’s Church (Conference Paper)

    Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2017). Tracing the Past: A Digital Analysis of the North Transept and Chancel Vaults at Nantwich St Mary’s Church. In Digital Past 2017. Newport, Wales.

    Medieval Art, Architecture & Archaeology at CANTERBURY (Chapter)

    Bovey, A. (n.d.). Medieval Art, Architecture & Archaeology at CANTERBURY. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315091273

    DOI: 10.4324/9781315091273

    2016

    Robert Willis's Networks of Knowledge (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. C. (2016). Robert Willis's Networks of Knowledge. In Unknown Book (pp. 1-27).

    Modelling Medieval Vaults: Comparing Digital Surveying Techniques to Enhance our Understanding of Gothic Architecture (Conference Paper)

    Webb, N., Buchanan, A., & Peterson, J. R. (2016). Modelling Medieval Vaults: Comparing Digital Surveying Techniques to Enhance our Understanding of Gothic Architecture. In ECAADE 2016: COMPLEXITY & SIMPLICITY, VOL 2 (pp. 493-502). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    Review of Stirrings in the archives: order from disorder by Wolfgang Ernst (Book Review)

    Buchanan, A. (2016). Review of Stirrings in the archives: order from disorder by Wolfgang Ernst. Archives and Records, 37(2), 262-264.

    Robert Willis Science, Tecnhology and Architecture in the Nineteenth Century : Proceedings of the International Symposium Held in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge UK, 16 Th.-17th. September 2016 (Book)

    Buchanan, A. (2016). Robert Willis Science, Tecnhology and Architecture in the Nineteenth Century : Proceedings of the International Symposium Held in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge UK, 16 Th.-17th. September 2016.

    2015

    'Solo para obtener informacion': John Ruskin y la Arqueologia de la Arquitectura (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2015). 'Solo para obtener informacion': John Ruskin y la Arqueologia de la Arquitectura. Quintana, 13(13), 35-78. doi:10.15304/qui.13.2973

    DOI: 10.15304/qui.13.2973

    Activating the archive: rethinking the role of traditional archives for local activist projects (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A., & Bastian, M. (2015). Activating the archive: rethinking the role of traditional archives for local activist projects. Archival Science, 15(4), 429-451. doi:10.1007/s10502-015-9247-3

    DOI: 10.1007/s10502-015-9247-3

    Review of Les ego-archives: traces documentaries et recherché du soi by Patrice Marcilloux (Book Review)

    Buchanan, A. (2015). Review of Les ego-archives: traces documentaries et recherché du soi by Patrice Marcilloux. Archives and Records, 36(2), 243-245.

    2014

    Sustaining Time: Exploring the emergent times of alternative economies. Archives research report (Report)

    Buchanan, A. C. (2014). Sustaining Time: Exploring the emergent times of alternative economies. Archives research report: Sustaining Time: Exploring the emergent times of alternative economies. Archives research report.

    "All for information": John Ruskin and architectural archaeology (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2014). "All for information": John Ruskin and architectural archaeology. Quintana, 13(13), 35-61.

    Sustaining Time: Exploring the emergent times of alternative economies (Report)

    Bastian, M., Buchanan, A. C., & Southern, J. (2014). Sustaining Time: Exploring the emergent times of alternative economies: Sustaining Time: Exploring the emergent times of alternative economies. Final project report.

    Texto orixinal all for information': John Ruskin and architectural archaeology (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2014). Texto orixinal all for information': John Ruskin and architectural archaeology. Quintana, 13(13), 61-78.

    2013

    John Bilson and Anglo-Norman Architectural Studies (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. C. (2013). John Bilson and Anglo-Norman Architectural Studies. In Unknown Book (Vol. 35, pp. 95-117). Woodbridge: Boydell.

    Memories of Mr Seel's Garden, Project report (Report)

    Bastian, M., Buchanan, A., Downie, F., Hale, A., Moore, N., & Speed, C. (2013). Memories of Mr Seel's Garden, Project report. London: AHRC. Retrieved from http://www.mrseelsgarden.org/

    Robert Willis (1800-1875) and the Foundation of Architectural History (Book)

    Buchanan, A. C. (2013). Robert Willis (1800-1875) and the Foundation of Architectural History. P. Zutschi (Ed.), Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer.

    2012

    Cardiff and Miller's Road Trip (2004): Between archive and fiction (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2012). Cardiff and Miller's Road Trip (2004): Between archive and fiction. Archivaria, 73, 19-41.

    EDITORIAL (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A., & Bunn, J. (2012). EDITORIAL. Journal of the Society of Archivists, 33(2), 129-133. doi:10.1080/00379816.2012.722546

    DOI: 10.1080/00379816.2012.722546

    Archives: Principles and Practices (Journal article)

    Millar, L. (2012). Archives: Principles and Practices. Unknown Journal, 33(2), 207-209.

    Building a Monument: Willis, Clark and The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2012). Building a Monument: Willis, Clark and The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge. Architectural History, 55, 145-172. doi:10.1017/s0066622x00000083

    DOI: 10.1017/s0066622x00000083

    The Currency of Art. A Collaboration between the Baring Archive and the Graduate School of CCW (Journal article)

    Baddeley et al eds, O. (2012). The Currency of Art. A Collaboration between the Baring Archive and the Graduate School of CCW. Unknown Journal, 33(2), 224-226.

    2011

    Editorial (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A., Shepherd, E., & Williams, C. (2011). Editorial. Journal of the Society of Archivists, 32(2), 169-171. doi:10.1080/00379816.2011.619686

    DOI: 10.1080/00379816.2011.619686

    2010

    Editorial (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A., Shepherd, E., & Williams, C. (2010). Editorial. Journal of the Society of Archivists, 31(2), 83-85. doi:10.1080/00379816.2010.506765

    DOI: 10.1080/00379816.2010.506765

    Strangely Unfamiliar: Ideas of the Archive from outside the Discipline (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2010). Strangely Unfamiliar: Ideas of the Archive from outside the Discipline. In J. Hill, & G. Yeo (Eds.), The Future of Archives and Recordkeeping (pp. 37-61). London: Facet.

    Too Much to Know. Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age (Journal article)

    Blair, A. M. (2010). Too Much to Know. Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age. Unknown Journal, unpaginated. Retrieved from http://www.northernrenaissance.org/

    2009

    Editorial (Journal article)

    Editorial (2009). Journal of the Society of Archivists, 30(1), 1-2. doi:10.1080/00379810903278997

    DOI: 10.1080/00379810903278997

    Viollet-le-Duc (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2009). Viollet-le-Duc. Country Life, unknown.

    2008

    Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge, no. 11: On WASTE: The Disappearance and Comeback of Things & Values (Performance)

    The Mobile Academy Berlin. (2008). Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge, no. 11: On WASTE: The Disappearance and Comeback of Things & Values [Public Performance]. Retrieved from http://www.mobileacademy-berlin.com/englisch/2008/s_liverpool.html

    Medievalism (Journal article)

    Alexander, M. (2008). Medievalism. Unknown Journal, 21(1), 109-112.

    Perceptions of British Medieval Art (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2008). Perceptions of British Medieval Art. In T. Ayers, & D. Bindman (Eds.), British Medieval Art (Vol. 1, pp. 246-259). London and New Haven: Tate Gallery and Yale University Press.

    2007

    'Show and tell.: Late medieval art and the cultures of display' (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2007). 'Show and tell.: Late medieval art and the cultures of display'. In R. Marks (Ed.), Unknown Book (pp. 124-137). London: Shaun Tyas in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    Wyatt "The Destroyer": A Vandal at Salisbury Cathedral? (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2007). Wyatt "The Destroyer": A Vandal at Salisbury Cathedral?. In R. Clay, & S. Boldrick (Eds.), Iconoclasm: Contested Objects, Contested Terms (pp. 123-143). London: Ashgate.

    2006

    Der mittelalterliche Kreuzgang: The Medieval Cloister: Le cloître au Moyen Âge: Architektur, Funktion, und Programm. (Journal article)

    Klein, P. K. (2006). Der mittelalterliche Kreuzgang: The Medieval Cloister: Le cloître au Moyen Âge: Architektur, Funktion, und Programm.. Unknown Journal, 269-270.

    St. Paul's: The Cathedral Church of London, 604-2004 (Journal article)

    Keene, D., & Saint, A. (2006). St. Paul's: The Cathedral Church of London, 604-2004. Unknown Journal, 37(3), 942-944.

    William St John Hope and the Historiography of Rochester Cathedral (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2006). William St John Hope and the Historiography of Rochester Cathedral. In T. Tatton-Brown, T. Ayers, & S. Brown (Eds.), Unknown Book (Vol. 28, pp. 218-228). Rochester: Maney.

    2005

    Documentary Heritage Report (Report)

    Review Group on the Documentary Heritage of the Church of Englan. (2005). Documentary Heritage Report. London: Church of England.

    Gothic Glories (Book)

    Buchanan, A. (2005). Gothic Glories. Norwich: Jarrold.

    Objects, Images and the Word: Art in the Service of the Liturgy/Kunst und Liturgie: Choranlagen des Spätinittelalters: Ihre Arkitektur, Ausstatung und Nutzung (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2005). Objects, Images and the Word: Art in the Service of the Liturgy/Kunst und Liturgie: Choranlagen des Spätinittelalters: Ihre Arkitektur, Ausstatung und Nutzung. Unknown Journal, 36(1), 286-288.

    Westminster Abbey: The Lady Chapel of Henry VII, ed. by Tim Tatton-Brown and Richard Mortimer (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2005). Westminster Abbey: The Lady Chapel of Henry VII, ed. by Tim Tatton-Brown and Richard Mortimer. Unknown Journal, 36(2), 486-488.

    2004

    Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin by John Beldon Scott (University of Chicago Press, 2003) (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2004). Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin by John Beldon Scott (University of Chicago Press, 2003). Unknown Journal, 35(4), 1234-1235.

    John Schofield, Medieval London Houses (Yale University Press, 2003) (Journal article)

    Buchanan, A. (2004). John Schofield, Medieval London Houses (Yale University Press, 2003). Unknown Journal, 35(4), 1254-1255.

    Nikolaus Pevsner and the Architectural Writers of the Nineteenth Century (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2004). Nikolaus Pevsner and the Architectural Writers of the Nineteenth Century. In P. Draper (Ed.), Unknown Book (pp. 95-109). London: Ashgate.

    2003

    Perspectives of the Past: Perceptions of Late Gothic Art in England (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2003). Perspectives of the Past: Perceptions of Late Gothic Art in England. In R. Marks, & P. Williamson (Eds.), Gothic. Art for England 1400-1547 (pp. 128-139). London: Victoria and Albert Museum.

    2002

    Interpretations of Medieval Architecture, c.1550-c.1750 (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (2002). Interpretations of Medieval Architecture, c.1550-c.1750. In M. Hall (Ed.), Gothic Architecture and its Meanings 1550-1850 (pp. 128-139). Reading: Spire Books.

    1999

    Science and sensibility: architectural antiquarianism in the early ninieteenth century (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (1999). Science and sensibility: architectural antiquarianism in the early ninieteenth century. In M. Myrone, & L. Peltz (Eds.), Producing the Past. Aspects of Antiquarian Culture and Practice 1700-1850 (pp. 169-186). Aldershot: Ashgate.

    1998

    The Science of Rubbish: Robert Willis and the Contribution of Architectural History (Conference Paper)

    Buchanan, A. (1998). The Science of Rubbish: Robert Willis and the Contribution of Architectural History. In F. Salmon (Ed.), 26th Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (pp. 25-35). London: SAH.

    1995

    Robert Willis (1800-1875) and the Rise of Architectural History (Thesis / Dissertation)

    Buchanan, A. (1995). Robert Willis (1800-1875) and the Rise of Architectural History. (PhD Thesis, University College London).

    1992

    The Power and the Glory. Medieval Architecture and Meanings (Chapter)

    Buchanan, A. (1992). The Power and the Glory. Medieval Architecture and Meanings. In I. Borden, & D. Dunster (Eds.), Architecture and the Sites of Memory (pp. 78-92). London: Routledge.