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ARS188: Images of Architecture: What if We Build?: Finding More: Books & Catalogs

Fall 2016, J. Middlebrook

Not at Smith? Getting Books & Media

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Useful "subject begins with" headings for finding books and catalogs for architecture assignments are:

  • General
    Architecture, Modern -- 20th century
    Architecture, Modern -- 21st century
    Architecture -- [country] -- [century], for example
    • Architecture -- United States -- 21st century
  • Personal Names
    [architect's name as it's commonly known] in inverted order, for example
    • Piano, Renzo | Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig
      Schindler, R.M. (Rudolph M.) 
  • Firm Names
    [firm name] in natural order, for example
    • Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, and Associates
      Diller Scofido + Renfro | Morphosis Architects
  • Building or Site Names
    [building or site name] in the language of the country, for example
    • Fallingwater (Pa.) | Villa Savoye (Poissy, France)
      Taut, Bruno, 1880-1938. Glashaus 
  • Types of Buildings or Sites, for example
    Stadiums | Museum buildings | Dwellings | Church buildings
    Library buildings | Plazas | Campus planning

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