Architecture Resources: Textbooks, Encyclopedias, & Student Resources

Basic sources for researching an architecture topic including finding books and journal articles, images, web directories, DVDs, and more.

Resources for Students

Architecture Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Oxford Art Online, Gateway access to Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources. Includes subject entries and biographies for many historical and modern architectural topics.

Almanac of Architecture & Design, Annual publication from Design Intelligence; includes searchable database of US Architecture Firms, a list of significant buildings organized by building type, important awards, and a variety of statistics.


DVDs & Streaming Video

The KU Libraries are actively collecting DVDs and have subscriptions to various Streaming Video packages.

To learn what DVDs are available, use the Library Catalog or go to the Library and browse the DVDs. Library DVDs are usually available to be checked out for 1 week. Here are a few examples of what's available in the Art & Architecture Library - Video/DVD collection:

To learn what Streaming Videos are available and how to use them in classes, consult the guide that describes the various products. Some examples of architectural titles include: