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Architecture by style


Sources for Background Information

Guides and Handbooks

  • Contemporary World Architecture
    NA680 P32 1998 (Ref)
  • Private Architecture: Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century has some striking images of private dwellings representative of the 20th Century's eclectic architectural styles.
    NA7125 S382 1998
  • Twentieth Century Architecture: A Visual History
    NA 680 S52 2002 (Ref)

Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Glossaries

  • Dictionary of Art - Oxford Art Online
    (includes Grove Art Online)
  • Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture
    NA680 E495 2004 (Ref)
  • Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture
    NA31 H37313 1986 (Schoenauer Collection)
  • Dictionnaire de l'architecture du XXe siècle
    NA40 D53 1996 (Ref)
  • The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture: City, Technology and Society in the Information Age
    NA680 M48 2003
  • The Thames and Hudson encyclopaedia of 20th century architecture
    NA31 H37213 1986 (Ref)
    and in e-book format from Xreferplus (text only; no images)


  • The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture
    folio NA687 P43 2004 (Ref) See Atlas Stand

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Core and Additional Databases

  • ARTstor (image database)
    online via McGill Library
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
    Print & online via McGill Library
  • British Humanities Index
    online via McGill Library
  • RIBA British Architectural Library Catalogue Online (formerly API)
    Z5941 A7x (Index Stand) & online via McGill Library
  • Web of Science (ISI)
    online via McGill Library
  • World Architecture Index: A Guide to Illustrations
    NA202 T4 1991 (Ref)

Selected Internet Sites

  • The Architecture Foundation. The Foundation is UK's leading independent architecture centre involved in promoting and encouraging the best in contemporary architecture through projects and events involving internationally renown architects and influential people.

Other Resources


  • Modern Architecture of the 20th Century
    Z5941.5 V36 1983 (Ref)


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