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Architecture Internet Resources

Amy CastilloThis page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Amy Castillo
Periodicals Librarian - Office 112A
Phone: 254-968-9868

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Architecture Subcategories


AGRAM - The work of some historically important architects is presented on this site with photos, drawings, and models. The architects currently covered are: Le Corbusier, Jujol, Loos, Duiker, Schinkel, Wright and Melnikov.

archINFORM - This database includes information over more than 21,000 built and unrealized projects from various architects and planners. The architecture of the 20th century is the main theme of this database. Look for a special project via an architect, town or keyword with the indices or by using a query form.
Archiseek: Glossary of Architectural Terms - A collection of architectural and building terms explained.
Architect Online - The online edition of Architect Magazine provides architecture news, market intelligence, business and technology solutions, continuing education, a building products database, and other architecture resources for the practicing architect.
ArchitectureWeek - Online Architecture magazine which includes design tools, news, as well as links to directories of architects and other information.
Architectural Record - Essential to the profession for more than 110 years, Architectural Record provides a compelling editorial mix of design ideas and trends, building science, business and professional strategies, exploration of key issues, news products and computer-aided practice.
ArtCyclopedia - Search architects and designers such as Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Palladio for material from museum web sites, net articles, image archives.

Canadian Centre for Architecture - A museum and study centre devoted to the art of architecture past and present. The resources of the CCA's library and its collections of prints and drawings, photographs, and archives offer scholars and specialists a wealth of primary and secondary material for advanced research in the history, theory, and practice of architecture.
Famous Architects - Biographies of well-known architects, primarily of the Modern Movement.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932 - This project was organized jointly by the Library of Congress, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and  the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The plans featured here, a prototypical suburb, resorts, an automobile objective, a desert retreat were chosen because they embody Wright's changing views of the fundamental relationship between building and land. Images and explanatory text are included.
Kidder Smith Slide Archives on American Architecture - The Kidder Smith Slide Archives is a collection of 3400 Kodachromeslides which document ten centuries of architecture in the United States. Photographed by G. E. Kidder Smith, architect, architectural photographer and author of two major surveys of American architecture, these slides represent color documentation of many of the buildings photographed in black and white for Kidder Smith's three-volume Architecture of the United States: An Illustrated Guide to Notable Buildings, Open to the Public(Museum of Modern Art/Doubleday, 1981), and for a related Smithsonian Exhibition. - Began in 1997 with a mission to create the world's most comprehensive collection of skyscraper diagrams.  With over 25,000 structures drawn by over 640 illustrators, it contains the largest and most comprehensive skyscraper diagram database in existence.
Voice of the shuttle: Architecture - an excellent collection of architecture links.  Categories include: General Resources, Architects, Works, Projects, Architectural Preservation, Museums & Libraries, and more.Professional Societies and Organizations
American Institute of Architects (AIA) - All types of information about the architectural profession including: a directory of architects, links to current headlines; how to find an architect, architectural awards, etc.
Royal Institute of British Architects - The premier society for architects. Offer a free index to over 175,000 articles from 300 journals, a directory of architects, how to find an architect, meetings, and awards.
Society of Architectural Historians - Founded in 1940, the Society encourages scholarly research in the field and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments that are an integral part of our worldwide historical and cultural heritage. Includes information on graduate programs, awards and fellowships, annual meetings, and even a listserv.

References Resources

Getty Museum Art and Architecture Thesaurus Browser - The AAT is a structured vocabulary containing around 125,000 terms and other information about concepts. Terms in AAT may be used to describe art, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, and archival materials. The coverage of the AAT ranges from Antiquity to the present, and the scope is global.
Pritzker Architecture Prize - The field of architecture was chosen by the Pritzker family because of their keen interest in building due to their involvement with developing the Hyatt Hotels around the world; also because architecture was a creative endeavor not included in the Nobel Prizes. The procedures were modeled after the Nobels, with the final selection being made by the international jury with all deliberations and voting in secret. Nominations are continuous from year to year with hundreds of nominees from countries all around the world being considered each year.