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Architecture: Print Books & Reference Materials

This guide will help you find books, videos, articles and websites about Architecture topics. Use the buttons on the right to start searching for different types of materials.

Highlights

The Bloomsbury Architecture Collection is now available! This collection includes 40 e-books on architecture and related topics including the great Sir Banister Fletcher's Global History of Architecture, now with full color photos along with the original drawings.

 

Find out about Using the COD Library from home.

New Titles

Modern Container Architecture
New Carbon Architecture
Alive: Advancements in Adaptive Architecture
Architecture and Ideology
The New Old House: Historic & Modern Architecture Combined
How to Read Houses: A Crash Course in Domestic Architecture
Architects' Houses
The Man in the Glass House
Steven Holl
Frank Lloyd Wright and His Manner of Thought

How to Search the Catalog for Buildings

Search for the building name Ex. Larkin Building / Chapel of St. Ignatius
Search for an Architect Ex. Boullee / Le Corbusier
Search for the type of building Ex. Domestic Architecture / Temples
Search for the type of Architecture Ex. Organic Architecture / Industrial Architecture
Search for the city or country in which the building is located Ex. Architecture Florida / Architecture Spain / Architecture Italy
Search for the time period Ex. Architecture Ancient / 19th Century Architecture / Modern Architecture
Search for specific artistic eras in Architecture Ex. Architecture Postmodern / Gothic Architecture
Search for specific topics related to Architecture Ex. Building Laws / Building Code

 

Using the Architecture Reserves List

There are some materials available for check out at the Library Circulation Desk for some Architecture courses as selected by your Instructor. Your instructor will let you know if you need reserve materials. Note: The Reserves collection is temporarily unavailable.
Search for your course here: COD Library Reserves (Search for Architecture.)

Reference Materials and Survey Books

It's also important to look at materials that are in the Reference Collection and in books that are about broad topics in architecture (survey books). Your textbook is an example of a survey book. Here are some excellent examples of these kinds of books:

Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture
A Global History of Architecture
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Historical Dictionary of Architecture
The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture
Sir Banister Fletcher's Global History of Architecture
Architecture Since 1400
Key Buildings of the 20th Century
Key Buildings of the 20th Century
Key Buildings from Prehistory to the Present
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture

I-Share

The library is part of a consortium of academic libraries known as I-Share. As COD students, you can request items from other libraries online by creating an I-Share account. For more information, visit our I-Share Information Web Page. Architecture students, you'll be able to get books from all the major Architecture collections in Illinois! Note: I-Share is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 library closures.

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  • Last Updated: Sep 4, 2020 4:30 PM
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