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Contemporary Architects by
Call Number: Art Library, NA680.C625 1994b
Publication Date: 1994-12-01
20th c. architects; most buildings are in the USA; chronological list of works; writings by and about the architect; usually a statement by or interview excerpt.
Grove Art Online
Most comprehensive art encyclopedia available in English; useful for scholarly overviews and excellent bibliographies.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects by
Call Number: Art Library Reference, NA40.M25 1982 vol. 1-4
Publication Date: 1982-12-01
Standard architectural history resource; 2,400 architects, planners, engineers, designers, landscape architects, & firms
Modern Architecture A to Z by
Call Number: Art Library Reference, NA 680 .A17 2007, vol. 1 & 2
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
566 significant architects working from the 18th to the 21st century primarily in Europe, North America, and Japan. Each entry has a portrait, quote, short biography, description of important works, historical context, and general approach; illustrations include drawings, photographs, and floor plans. Additional entries cover approximately 30 groups, movements, and styles from the 18th to the 21st centuries.
Primary sources are materials in a variety of formats that serve as original evidence documenting a time period, an event, a work, people, or ideas.1 For modern architecture they include architect's writings, interviews, correspondence, as well as sketches, plans, photographs and the building itself.
1. Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Developed by the ACRL RBMS1-SAA2Joint Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy, 2018
Texts & Documents Series
Print Location: Art Library: call numbers vary
Series published by the Getty Research Institute of important primary sources with critical introductions focused on 19th and 20th c. art and architecture.
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