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DES: Finding Background Information and Images
For basic background information, art collections, to other related resources, check out these reference sources:
An international architecture database of 20th century worldwide architects and buildings, built and unbuilt, from past to present.
Collection of 300,000 images for use in the teaching and study of art, architecture and archaeology.
- Birkhauser Building Types Database
Provides access to works on architecture design, including building plans and photos, and articles, covering 2002-2016.
- Materials Connexion
Provides a quick global view of the latest innovative and often cutting edge materials. Designed to serve the design disciplines broadly.
DES: Finding Articles
For articles from journals, newspapers, and other periodicals, check out these article and abstract databases:
- Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984
Covering content for more than 55 years of art journalism, this retrospective resource includes articles, interviews, reviews and much more from over 600 publications.
- Art & Architecture Source
Covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design.
- DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
Indexes design and craft journals. Covers all aspects of design, including industrial design, architecture, interior design, environmental design, graphic design, advertising, theatre design, design and craft education and design management.
Full-text archive of scholarly publications in mathematics, science, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.
- RIBA Library Online Catalogue
Index to over 300 architectural periodicals held in the Royal Academic of British Architects (RIBA) Library, a catalog of the books, audio visual materials, photographs, manuscripts and a biographical database of architects.