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Castles, Architecture and Urban Planning: Getting Started

WELCOME students of Medieval Castles F21

Architecture

Rubenstein Riches

Duke's Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library has excellent resources in architecture, including folio volumes of plans.  Because of the nature of its collections, its riches are not as discernable through the Duke catalog as other material.  In addition to doing a search limited to Rubenstein Library, email or query a special collections librarian for a consult on what may be of interest.  RUBENSTEIN SEARCH

For example, type in   ARCHITECTURE GERMANY  in subject field.

beginnings

WHY BOTHER DOING ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH RIGHT?  (No, seriously)  Four quick videos

 

  • Oxford Art Online 
    Particularly good for architecture (not individual buildings, however). Excellent for architecture by country.
  • Oxford Reference 
    Excellent for urban studies, maps and arrangements/situation of buildings.
  • Humanities Commons (art history section) scholarly open-source materials for the humanities
  • Encyclopedia of World Art - (hardcopy) - older, but longer essays, especially on architectural types, half of every volume is plates, may in color
  • Pelican History of Art series, Lilly Reference Room, N5300.P38  - the standard English-language history of art. Many volumes are just on architecture.
SAH-Archipedia - portal for the Society of Architectural Historians
 
OTHER GREAT RESOURCE GUIDES

Medieval Studies at Duke https://guides.library.duke.edu/medren
 

European Studies at Duke  https://guides.library.duke.edu/subject/europe

 
 

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