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 Research Hints

Welcome to the world of architecture and design!  Here are tips on how to research an architect/building.

Strategies for searching the library catalogue:
Search by architect’s name:  Frank Gehry or  Francesco Borromini  or  Zaha Hadid
Search by period:  architecture Renaissance or  architecture modern or  architecture 20th century
Search by architect's country:  architecture
canada  or architecture hungary
Search by style: postmodernism architecture or gothic revival architecture or bauhaus architecture
When using several concepts use the following format:  church architecture gothic

Search for Books Worldwide: WorldCat Edit/Delete 

Historical Architecture Reference Books

Architecture Explained - Neil Stevenson 
REF NA 200 S72 2007

Architecture Sourcebook - Russell Sturgis (Compiled by)
REF NA 2840 S78 1984

The Book of Buildings: ancient, medieval, renaissance & modern... - Richard Reid
REF NA 703 R44 1983

Drawings of Great Buildings edited by Werner Blaser
REF NA 2706 U6 D72 1983

Historic Architecture Sourcebook - Cyril M. Harris
REF NA 31 H56 1977

Sir Banister Fletcher's a History of Architecture Q REF NA200 F63 1996

Reference Help

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Liv Valmestad
Architecture/Fine Arts Library, Room 204 John A. Russell Building.
Mailing: 84 Curry Place, University of Manitoba.
204-474-8447; 204-474-8447; mobile 204-227-4071

Le Corbusier Plans

   RESERVE NA 1053 J4 L478 2005

Complete works on 16 dvd-roms. Contains nearly 40,000 plans, 350 projects of which 200 are introduced by world-famous researchers, and 4000 newly discovered drawings. Numerous photos of the built projects, a detailed database of the contents of the plans, and the possibility to print all of the documents.