Encyclopedias and Atlases
The Ancient Near East : an encyclopedia for students Environmental Design DS57 A677 2000 Reference
The atlas of American architecture : 2000 years of architecture, city planning, landscape architecture and civil engineering Environmental Design NA705 .M35 2009 Reference & Circulating
Atlas of vernacular architecture of the world Environmental Design NA208 .V45 2007 Reference
The encyclopedia of ancient Egyptian architecture Environmental Design NA215 .A7513 2003 Reference
Encyclopedia of architectural and engineering feats Environmental Design NA200 L32 2001 Reference
Encyclopedia of 20th century architecture Environmental Design NA680 E495 2004 Reference Desk
Encyclopedia of vernacular architecture of the world Environmental Design NA208 E53 1997 Reference
Encyclopedia of world architecture Environmental Design NA200 S74 1979 Reference Desk
Grove art online (now included in Oxford art online) UCB only Electronic version of The 34 vol. Dictionary of art, Jane Turner, ed. NY: Grove, 1996. Excellent bibliographies and links to images and related sites.
Print ed.: Environmental Design N31 D5 1996 Reference, Index: v.34
MacMillan encyclopedia of architects Environmental Design NA40 M25 1982 Reference Desk
The Phaidon atlas of 21st century world architecture Environmental Design fNA687.P42 2008 Reference
Dictionaries - for concepts, terminology, definitions, and to verify spelling. Specialized dictionaries give the history and illustrations of building elements.
The architecture handbook: a student guide to understanding buildings Environmental Design NA2540.M37 2007
The classical language of architecture Environmental Design NA2540 S85 1980
Dictionary of architectural and building technology Environmental Design NA31 C63 2004 Reference Desk
Dictionary of architecture & construction Environmental Design NA31 H32 2006 Reference Desk and online via eBrary
Illustrated dictionary of architecture Environmental Design NA31.B83 2002 Reference
The grammar of architecture Environmental Design NA31 G72 2002 Reference
Oxford reference online - art and architecture UCB only Search multiple online art and architecture dictionaries published by Oxford University Press.
A visual dictionary of architecture Environmental Design NA31 C44 1995 Reference Desk
Images, Plans, Illustrations, Picture Books
Drawings of great buildings Environmental Design NA2706 U6 D72 1983 Reference and circulating
ArtStor UCB Only Digital library of more than 1 million images including architectural images.
Image sources for the built environment Environmental Design Library research guide.
Key buildings of the twentieth century : plans, sections, and elevations Includes plans, sections, elevations, photos of internationally known buildings.
Environmental Design NA2705 W44 2004 Reference Desk; CD on Reserve
Looking at architecture Photographs with annotations about buildings and gardens.
Environmental Design NA200 S57 1990
NYPL Digital Gallery Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, and printed ephemera. Search by broad topic such as "Turkey architecture."
RIBApix The online image catalog of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Low resolution images available for free; higher quality images have a watermark but may be purchased for publication.
World architecture index: a guide to illustrations Indexes illustrations of 7,200+ architectural works in standard books on world architecture (UC Berkeley call numbers are annotated in the front of the book). Lists the type of illustration to be found: interior or exterior views, plans, sections, and elevations.
Environmental Design NA202 T4 1991 Reference Desk and Reference
Bibliographies are lists of writings or citations on a particular subject, time period, or author. Look at book chapters, textbooks, and articles for additional bibliographies and footnotes.
"Architecture," In: Guide to the literature of art history. Identifies the best books for architecture by geographic area and time period.
1959-1977 publications: Chapter J, p.193-234, EnvDesign N380 A12 A671 1980 Reference 1978-1998 publications: Chapter J, p.235-301, EnvDesign N380 A12 M3 2005 Reference
Environmental Design Library Research Guides for research in the history of the built environment. Guides include both print and web materials.
About Basic Resources
Materials listed with a call number are shelved on the ARCHITECTURE 170 BOOK CART in the Environmental Design Library. These materials are for Library Use Only so that everyone in the class has access to them. There may be additional copies which circulate; check OskiCat to see if they are available.
Search the materials below for an overview of your topic. Note particular keywords, terms, authors, bibliographies, and footnotes. Learn specific building names, designers, location, and date built.
General Histories and Surveys
General Histories and Surveys provide an overview and the context of a topic, with dates, locations, special sites, and the names of architects or designers. They usually include bibliographies.
1000 monuments of genius Environmental Design NA203 .P43 2009
Writing about art Art History/Classics N7467 M867 2009 Library Use Only. Online edition available at http://www.writingaboutart.org/. Includes a step-by-step guide to researching art historical topics.
A global history of architecture Environmental Design Reference Desk NA200 .C493 2011
Modern architecture pop-up Environmental Design NA680 .R27 2008
Architecture pop-up book Environmental Design NA203 .R23 2004
Renaissance art : pop-up book Environmental Design N6370 .F278 2010
1000 years of world architecture : an illustrated guide Environmental Design NA202 P75 2006
1001 buildings you must see before you die Environmental Design NA200 A15 2007 Reference and circulating
Architectura : elements of architectural style Environmental Design fNA200 .A695 2008 Reference
Architectural excellence : 500 iconic buildings Environmental Design NA201 .C37 2008
Architecture : a world history Environmental Design NA200 .A725 2008
Architecture as space: how to look at architecture Environmental Design NA2500 .Z452 1974
Architecture : elements, materials, form Environmental Design NA2520 .P7513 2008
Architecture: form, space, & order Environmental Design NA2760 .C46 2007
The architecture of space--the space of architecture : an introduction to European history of architecture Environmental Design NA2765 .M3713 2008
Building : 3000 years of design engineering and construction Environmental Design TA633 .A332 2007
Buildings across time : an introduction to world architecture Environmental Design NA200 .M575 2009 Reference
Buildings that changed the world Environmental Design NA2550 .R45 1999 Reference and circulating
A global history of architecture Environmental Design NA200 .C493 2007 Reference and circulating
Great ages of world architecture A series containing many volumes, each on a different subject. Various call numbers.
A history of architecture Environmental Design NA200 S81 1906 Reference and noncirculating
A history of architecture: settings and rituals Environmental Design NA200 K65 1995 Reserve; Moffitt NA200 K65 1995
A history of building types Environmental Design NA4170 P481 Reference and circulating; Art History NA4170 P48 Room 308G
How to read buildings: a crash course in architectural styles Environmental Design NA2550.C73 2008
Landscape design : a cultural and architectural history Environmental Design SB470.5 R64 2001
Living architecture A series containing many volumes, each on a different subject. Various call numbers.
Masterpieces of traditional Indian architecture Environmental Design NA1502 .G78 2006
The Random House book of how things were built Environmental Design NA2555 .B68 1992 Reference
Sir Banister Fletcher's a history of architecture Environmental Design NA200 F631 1996 Reference Desk. (1975 and 1987 editions circulate: NA 200 F631)
Spiro Kostof Lectures for Architecture 170B Twenty-six 80 minute lectures on streaming video given to his final Architecture 170B class in the Spring of 1991.
Uncommon structures, unconventional builders Environmental Design TH148 V26 2001
Various dwellings described in a comparative manner Environmental Design NA7126.W8
World architecture Environmental Design NA202.A53 2007
World architecture 1900-2000 : a critical mosaic Environmental Design NA680.W67 1999 Reference
World architecture : the masterworks Environmental Design NA200 .P79 2008
A world history of architecture Environmental Design NA200 M575 2008
Understanding architecture : its elements, history, and meaning Environmental Design NA2500 .R68 2007
Architectural wonders : a pop-up gallery of the world's most amazing marvels Environmental Design Reference NA202 .C58 2008
Amazing buildings Environmental Design Reference f NA2555 .W48 1993
100 ideas that changed architecture Environmental Design NA200.W478 2011
Thinking about architecture : an introduction to architectural theory Environmental Design NA2500 .D38 2011
Urban design & the 20th century architecture Environmental Design Reference NA9095 .S72 2010