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Finding Images in Architecture, Art & Design: Finding Images in Architecture
This guide will help to find, use and cite images for research and study in architecture, art and design.
The majority of architectural images such as site plans, elevations, floor plans, sections, and details can be found not online but rather in books: encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, histories, catalogs, and monographs. To find these books, search the library's online catalog.
Provides access to over half a century of art literature covering fine, decorative, and commercial art. Content includes high-quality indexing of hundreds of publications, many of which are peer-reviewed, and citations of book reviews. Coverage:1929-1984
Artstor provides faculty and students with a complete image resource covering a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context and examine influences beyond the confines of one's discipline. Contains hundreds collections composed of over two million images (and growing).
Limited Availability: please see Maya Gervits at the Littman Architecture And Design Library for further information. This online resource features comprehensive, practical information on a wide range of topics related to sustainable building--from energy efficiency and recycled-content materials to land-use planning and indoor air quality. The BuildingGreen Suite integrates online versions of GreenSpec, Environmental Building News, and a database of hundreds of high-performance building case studies. This wealth of information is searchable and cross-referenced by CSI MasterFormat division, LEED credit, or green topic. Each article, product listing, and case study also lists related content and information sources.
The information portal includes plans of the city, architectural drawings, old photographs and postcards, rare books, articles in periodicals, monographs, exhibition catalogs, student projects, as well as links to already existing online materials.
Access is available for 3 simultaneous users. The Grove Dictionary of Art Online contains articles on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day. Entries include bibliographic information with related resources.
The database is subscribed for one concurrent user only. It has a username and password authentication and does not provide IP authentication. If you need access, please contact Maya Gervits, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to hundreds of detailed case studies of completed projects ranging from low-income housing to mixed-use downtown developments to commercial and industrial projects. Case studies provide photographs and site plans, information on costs and rents, innovative features and strategies of the project, and an explanation of the entire development process. Thirty new case studies are added every year. Coverage: 1985 - present.
Free Image Resources on the Web
There are numerous collections of digital images of architecture available on the Web. Below you will find links to those selected and recommended by library staff.