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
Art & Architecture Thesaurus Browser
Hierarchical vocabulary of about 120,000 terms. 9/06
Artlex: Dictionary of Visual Art
2800 terms. Longer articles on architecture, landscape, etc. 9/06
Classical Architecture Vocabulary, Perseus Encyclopedia
Dictionary of Islamic Architecture
Definitions with links to illustrations. 9/06
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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
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
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
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