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Architecture and Urban Planning: Getting Started

WELCOME students of ARH/German 731 "Bauhaus" (Jaskot)


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.


Why Bother with Library Research? introductory Youtube video

Starting with Better Sources Video 1

  • 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.


Research Help

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