Architecture Research: General Resources: Encyclopedias


Encyclopedia of American architecture. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.
Entries includes information on architects, building types, and building materials.
Avery AA705 H911

Encyclopedia of 20th century architecture. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. 3 vol.
Broad coverage of architecture produced between 1900 and 2000. Covers persons, places, and architecture topics such as building types, schools and movements, and stylistic and theoretical terms. Includes listings of selected works, selected publications and a bibliography.
Avery Reference AA650 En19

Encyclopedia of vernacular architecture of the world. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 3 vol.
Thematically divided into two parts: theories and principles, and, cultures and habitats.
Avery AA200 En19

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Full-text encyclopedia with coverage of architects, architectural history, and architectural styles and movements.

Oxford Dictionary of Architecture. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.
Avery-LC NA31 .C86 2015g
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