Disciplines & Professions: Architecture
About.com's Architecture Directory
A wide variety of sites address architectural history, how-to's, and the many different facets of architectural work. Photos and plans readily available.
Contains a selective directory of Internet resources relevant to urban planning, architecture, urbanism, and growth. Also hosts newsgroups an employment bulletin board, and online discussions.
The Great Buildings Collection
This is an online multimedia encyclopedia of world architecture that documents buildings and architects from around the world.
Open Directory's Architecture Directory
Divided into twenty-nine subcategories, including building designers, theory, famous names, media, history, and more.
Yahoo!'s Architecture Directory
Virtually any facet of architecture, as well as related topics, can be found with streamlined searches. Includes directories of resources, museums, public art, developmental software, and current projects in the world of architecture.
Architecture Database (British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects)
Entries include articles, reviews, obituaries, and biographies from 400 periodicals, monographs, conference proceedings, exhibition catalogs, and technical literature. Covers a wide range of architecture and related topics.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (Getty Trust and the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, available through Research Libraries Group)
This database contains book reviews, obituaries, and exhibition reviews from about 400 current journals. Entries include citations and content descriptions, and the database is updated daily.
Harris, Cyril M., ed. Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
An alphabetical list of short definitions of architecture terms, people, and events. Includes many illustrations.
Kidder Smith, G. E. Source Book of American Architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural, 1996.
Includes information and descriptions of over 500 buildings. Also provides historical surveys of the development of American architecture.
Nurcombe, Valerie J. Information Sources in Architecture and Construction. 2nd ed. London: Bowker-Saur, 1996.
An annotated list of sources in architecture organized by type of source and topic. Includes a variety of print as well as electronic sources.
Packard, Robert T., and Balthazar Korab. Encyclopedia of American Architecture. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995.
Designed for use by both students and professionals, this is an alphabetical list of information on art topics and artists. Specialized terms are defined, and entries offer further reading suggestions.
Smith, G. E. Kidder. Source Book of American Architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural, 1996.
Includes information and descriptions of more than 500 buildings. Also provides historical surveys of the development of American architecture, including Native American influence.
Van Vynckt, Randall J., ed. The International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture. 2 vols. London: St. James, 1993.
The first volume covers architects and the second covers general architecture topics. Entries are arranged alphabetically. Includes a building index.
Wayne, Kathryn M. Architecture Sourcebook. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1997.
The book provides lists of sources for specific building types as well as general reference sources for architecture. Entries include bibliographic information and most include annotations.