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Modules and Lists: Reference books and websites : Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesauri (Most topics involved with History)

Reference Section Books

Dictionary of Architecture
Arch Ref NA31.F55 1976

Encyclopedia of Architecture: Design, Engineering & Construction.
(Contains some history & theory on design)
5 vols. Arch Ref NA31.E59 1988

Encyclopedia of World Art
17vols. Arch Ref N31 .E4833 

Grove Dictionary of Art [also online]
Arch Ref N31.D5 1996

 The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture
Arch Ref NA687 .P43 2004

Sir Banister Fletcher's a History of Architecture.
20th ed. Arch NA200.F63 1996

Visual Dictionary of Architecture / Francis D.K. Ching.
Arch Ref NA31 .C44 1995 (Japanese-English ed. NA31 .C44 1998 )

World Atlas of Architecture.
Arch Oversize NA200.W67 1984

Website Links

Art & Architecture Thesaurus Browser
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/index.html

Hierarchical vocabulary of about 120,000 terms. 9/06

Artlex: Dictionary of Visual Art
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/Intro.html
2800 terms. Longer articles on architecture, landscape, etc. 9/06

Classical Architecture Vocabulary, Perseus Encyclopedia
www.perseus.tufts.edu/

Dictionary of Islamic Architecture
http://archnet.org/library/dictionary/
Definitions with links to illustrations. 9/06

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
Hierarchical structure of nearly 900,000 places. "The TGN provides vernacular and English names of places, variant names in other languages, and whenever possible, historical names. The record for a place may also contain geographical coordinates, dates, and notes." 9/06

GroveArt Online
http://www.groveart.com/index.html

Pevsner Glossary (Extremely thorough glossary of building types, material, etc.) http://www.lookingatbuildings.org.uk/default.asp?document=2.30 (last accessed May 2007)

Timeline of World Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's timeline allows searching by period and by special topics. Architecture is highlighted for a few periods, such as Renaissance architecture. 9/06

Wikipedia on Architecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture

Questions? Ask the Architecture Studies Librarian online http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/archquestions.html or any of the staff in the Architecture Studies Library. The general phone number for the library is 702-895-1959.

If you have comments about the usefulness of this module and/or how it can be improved, please contact Jeanne Brown, Architecture Studies Librarian, at jeanne.brown@unlv.edu.
 
 



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