Architecture Research: General Resources: Style Guides

Style Guides

American architecture since 1780: a guide to the styles. Cambridge. Mass.: MIT Press, 1992
Photographs and descriptions precede the discussion of the history of each style.
Avery AA705 W571

Architectural styles: an historical guide to world design. New York: Facts on File, 1982.
Covers antiquity to the present day, including non-European civilizations. Includes a section titled "Main Features That Distinguish Styles" and a glossary. Includes drawings, plans, details and photographs.
Avery Offsite AA204 P84332

Architectural styles: a visual guide. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. Identifies the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.
Avery-LC NA204 .H67 2014g

Architecture styles spotter's guide: classical temples to soaring skyscrapers. San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Press, 2006.
Discussion of architecture styles and notable buildings. Includes photographs and an illustrated glossary of architectural terms.
Avery Reference AA204 Ar28

Concise history of architectural styles. London: A. & C. Black, 2003.
From Ancient Egypt to the early 19th century. Features an illustrated chapter that covers ten elements common to architecture of almost all periods and countries. Includes glossary of terms.
Avery Reference AA204 C74

Field guide to American architecture. New York: New American Library, 1980.
Divided into four building types: residential, ecclesiastical, civic and commercial, and utilitarian. Includes 450 line drawings which illustrate representative examples of American buildings, as well as some photographs.
Avery Offsite
AA705 R44

Field guide to American houses: the definitive guide to identifying and understanding America's domestic architecture.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Treatment of major architectural fashions and styles. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and line drawings.
Avery-LC NA7205 .M35 2013

Visual dictionary of American domestic architecture. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1994.
Comprehensive look at types, periods and styles, showing regional and stylistic variations. Contains 500 detailed illustrations.
Avery  AA7205 C19

What style is it? a guide to American architecture. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, 2003.
Descriptive photographs and illustrations accompanied by explanations to help identify the most significant styles of American architecture.
Avery Reference AA705 P811