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Architectural History  

A guide to Library and Web resources to begin your study and research in architectural history.
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Emily Merrifield

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Online Encyclopedia Collections:

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A collection of more than 134 subject dictionaries published by Oxford University Press, including architecture topics.



Contains over 45,000 articles and over 40,000 links to important art images in galleries and museums around the world.

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OneSearch is the University Library's catalog. Try a search below to find even more print and online information.


Print Encyclopedias:

Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture, 3 volumes

Articles on buildings include designer name(s), date of completion, and location and often describe design features, architectural themes and influences, and challenges in design. (-Booklist Review)

Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture

Presents some 750 "most important and iconic buildings" from throughout the past century and from 97 nations. (-Library Journal Review)

Elements of Architectural Design: A Photographic Sourcebook

Offers quick access to thousands of ideas, terms, and photographs related to the essential elements of architectural design. (-Wiley)


More Specific Info:

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