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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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California Digital Library
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Topics: Decoration and ornament -- Plant forms, Architecture -- Details
"Authorities quoted": p. 718-720
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Topics: Shipbuilding, Naval architecture -- Tables
California Digital Library
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Introduction, by J. A. Pearce.--Kent County, by P. G. Skirven.--Talbot County, by J. H. K. Shannahan.--Somerset County, by H. F. Lankford.--Dorcester County, by W. L. Henry.--Cecil County, by H. L. Constable.-- Queen Anne's County, by D. W. Thom.--Worcester County, by S. K. Dennis.--Caroline County, by E. T. Tubbs.--Wicomico County, by L. I. Pollitt.--Washington college, by J. W. Cain.--Simple life on the Eastern Shore
Topics: Architecture, Colonial, Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.) -- Historic buildings
California Digital Library
by Ruskin, John, 1819-1900; Hazell, Watson & Viney. (1889) bkp CU-BANC; Ars, Amelia
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Topic: Architecture
Topics: Inscriptions, Architecture -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities, Ethiopia -- Antiquities
California Digital Library
by Hamlin, A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster), 1855-1926
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"General bibliography": p.xxi-xx. Bibliographies at head of each chapter
Topic: Architecture -- History
Boston Public Library
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( 1 reviews )
Topics: Architecture -- Japan, Art, Japanese, Decorative arts -- Japan, Japan -- Description and travel
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
by Blistène, Bernard; Gingeras, Alison M; Guiheux, A; Guggenheim Museum Soho
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Catalog for an exhibition held at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo, Oct. 13, 1998-Jan. 11, 1999
Topics: Space (Art), Space (Architecture), Art, French, Art, French, Architecture
Topics: Inscriptions, Architecture -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities, Ethiopia -- Antiquities
American Libraries
by Radford Architectural Company
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Publisher's advertisements [2] pages at end
Topics: Architecture, Domestic, Dwellings, Barns, Church buildings, Commercial buildings
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
New York Public Library
by Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
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Anne D. Thomson Bequest
Topic: Architecture -- Italy
Getty Research Institute
by Académie d'archéologie de Belgique, Antwerp
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Vol. 21-30 also called 2. ser., t. 1-10; v. 31-40, 3. ser., t. 1-10; v. 41-49, 4. ser., t. 1-9
Topics: Architecture -- Belgium Periodicals, Archaeology -- Periodicals, Belgium -- Antiquities Periodicals
California Digital Library
by French, Thomas Ewing, 1871-1944; Ives, Frederick Walter, d. 1924, joint author
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"Selected bibliography": p. 122-124
Topics: Farm buildings, Architecture, Domestic, Architectural drawing
San Francisco Public Library
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Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Architecture, Building
American Libraries
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Book digitized by Google from the library of New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: london, landscape, architecture, portraits, domestic, sculpture, figures, miniatures, london...
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZY8ZAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
California Digital Library
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Cover title: Compo ornament for exterior and interior decoration
Topics: Architecture, Capitals (Architecture)
Getty Research Institute
by Ruskin, John, 1819-1900; Morris, William, 1834-1896; Kelmscott Press
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Preface by William Morris
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Topic: Architecture, Gothic
Getty Research Institute
by Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924
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Topics: Office buildings, Tall buildings, Architecture, Modern
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
by Bowron, Edgar Peters; Rishel, Joseph J; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mar. 16-May 28, 2000 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 25-Sept. 17, 2000
Topics: Art, Italian, Architecture, Architecture, Art, Italian
Prelinger Library
by Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958
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Topics: Design, Industrial arts, Architecture -- Designs and plans
Boston Public Library
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Volume 1 contains a folded map of medieval Pisa
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Medieval, Military architecture
Source: bplfr
San Francisco Public Library
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Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Architecture, Building
Title varies slightly
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Architecture, Building
Boston Public Library
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Bibliography: p. 59-62
Topics: Boston Public Library, Library architecture -- Massachusetts Boston, Art -- Massachusetts Boston
Cornell University Library
by Fairbridge, Dorothea
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The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Dutch, Historic buildings
Government Documents
by Boston Landmarks Commission (Boston, Mass.); Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...contains a brief topographical history of Boston's South Boston area; reviews architectural styles of it's buildings; discusses sub-areas (South Boston West, South Boston East, Andrew Square, and Telegraph Hill); includes recommendations for National Register of Historic Places nomination and Boston Landmark Districts (Independence Square, Mt. Washington, K Street, City Point, Columbia Park to Castle Island, etc.); also recommends specific buildings for such designations; this item was in...
Topics: Andrew Square, Boston (Mass.), Architectural Conservation Districts, Architecture, Buildings,...
Source: bplgovdocs
Getty Research Institute
by K.K. Zentral-Kommission für Erforschung und Erhaltung der Kunst- und Historischen Denkmale
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Art -- Austria Periodicals, Architecture -- Austria...
Getty Research Institute
by K.K. Zentral-Kommission für Erforschung und Erhaltung der Kunst- und Historischen Denkmale
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Art -- Austria Periodicals, Architecture -- Austria...
Cornell University Library
by Sadleir, Thomas Ulick, 1882-; Dickinson, Page Lawrence, 1881- joint author
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The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
Topics: Architecture, Domestic, Architecture, Georgian
Getty Research Institute
by K.K. Zentral-Kommission für Erforschung und Erhaltung der Kunst- und Historischen Denkmale
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Art -- Austria Periodicals, Architecture -- Austria...
Getty Research Institute
by Vitruvius Pollio; Caporali, Giovanni Battista, 1476-1560
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Title proper reads: Con il svo comento et figvre Vetrvvio. The label "Architettvra" above allegorical figure at head of t.p. is sometimes taken as 1st word of title
Topic: Architecture
Topic: Architecture
The Bancroft Library
by Pacific Coast Association of Architects (U.S.); American Institute of Architects. San Francisco Chapter
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Official organ of the Pacific Coast Association of Architects, Jan.-Apr. 1882; of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, May 1882-
Topics: Architecture -- Periodicals, Architecture -- California Periodicals, Building -- Periodicals,...
Prelinger Library
by Nelson, George, 1908-; Wright, Henry, 1910-
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic
Boston Public Library
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Topics: Architecture, Building, Decoration and ornament, City planning
Montana State Library
by Montana. Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation
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Bibliography: p. 229
Topics: Architecture, Domestic, Solar houses, Architecture and energy conservation
American Libraries
by Fiske Kimball , George Harold Edgell
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: architecture, gothic, buildings, saint, roman, greek, history, romanesque, renaissance, temple,...
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=5EsAAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
California Digital Library
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Topics: Art -- Bibliography Catalogs, Architecture -- Bibliography Catalogs
California Digital Library
by Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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v. 1. The hundred of Scarsdale. 1875.--v. 2. The hundreds of the High Peak and Wirksworth. 1877.--v. 3. The hundreds of Appletree and Repton and Gresley. 1877.--v. 4. The hundred of Morleston and Litchurch: and general supplement. 1879
Topics: Church architecture -- England, Derbyshire (England) -- Church history, genealogy
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
by Arakawa, Shūsaku, 1936-; Gins, Madeline; Govan, Michael; Guggenheim Museum Soho
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Catalog of the exhibition held at the Guggenheim Museum Soho, June 25-Aug. 31, 1997
Topics: Arakawa, Shūsaku, 1936-, Gins, Madeline, Conceptual art, Avant-garde (Aesthetics), Space...
Source: folio
Virginia Beach Public Library
by Kellam, Sadie Scott; Kellam, Vernon Hope
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Topics: Historic buildings--Virginia--Princess Anne County, Historic buildings--Virginia,...
American Libraries
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Church architecture, Church decoration and...
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=7tMDAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
Based on 3rd pt. of Caramuel's Cursus mathematicus (1649), revised and translated into Spanish by him. See Palau y Dulcet
Topics: Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem), Architecture, Mathematics, Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem) --...
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
by American Institute of Architects. Florida Association
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Title from cover
Topics: Architecture, Architecture
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Main 3-73 19.50
Topics: Naval architecture, Reinforced plastics
Getty Research Institute
by Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472
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Signatures: [pi], A-Z, a-r, s
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
California Digital Library
by Price, Charles Matlack
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pt. 1. A practical guide to styles.--pt. 2. A practical guide to building
Topic: Architecture
Getty Research Institute
by K.K. Zentral-Kommission für Erforschung und Erhaltung der Kunst- und Historischen Denkmale
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Art -- Austria Periodicals, Architecture -- Austria...
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Topics: Building fittings, Moldings, Doors, Woodwork, Architecture -- United States Details
Randolph County Public Library
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Topics: Architecture--North Carolina., Buildings--North Carolina--Randolph County., Randolph County...
California Digital Library
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Topics: Building, Carpentry, Architecture, Domestic
American Libraries
by Britton, John, 1771-1857; Brayley, E. W. (Edward Wedlake), 1773-1854; Nightingale, Joseph, 1775-1824; Brewer, J. N. (James Norris); Evans, J. (John), fl. 1812; Hodgson, John, 1779-1845; Laird, Francis Charles; Shoberl, Frederic, 1775-1853; Bigland, John, 1750-1832; Rees, Thomas, 1777-1864; Hood, Thomas, d. 1811; Harris, John, 1756-1846
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Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Architecture, Architecture
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=iKQMAAAAIAAJ&oe=UTF-8
The Bancroft Library
by Pacific Coast Association of Architects (U.S.); American Institute of Architects. San Francisco Chapter
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Official organ of the Pacific Coast Association of Architects, Jan.-Apr. 1882; of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, May 1882-
Topics: Architecture -- Periodicals, Architecture -- California Periodicals, Building -- Periodicals,...
Cornell University Library
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Topics: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Art
Getty Research Institute
by K.K. Zentral-Kommission für Erforschung und Erhaltung der Kunst- und Historischen Denkmale
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Art -- Austria Periodicals, Architecture -- Austria...
American Libraries
by Kohler, Sue A; United States. Commission of Fine Arts; Carson, Jeffrey R., joint author
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Architecture -- Washington (D.C.), Streets -- Washington (D.C.), Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings,...
American Libraries
by Jassoy, Heinrich, [from old catalog] ed; Spindler, Ernst, [from old catalog] ed; Möhring, Bruno, 1863-1929, ed; Hartung, Adolf, [from old catalog] ed; Schliepmann, Hans, 1855- [from old catalog] ed; Vereinigung Berliner architekten, Berlin. [from old catalog]
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Architecture, genealogy
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=-h8EAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
California Digital Library
by General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. Apprentices' Library; Slade, James Morgan
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Topic: Architecture
Topics: Carpentry, Architecture
Getty Research Institute
by K.K. Zentral-Kommission für Erforschung und Erhaltung der Kunst- und Historischen Denkmale
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Christian art and symbolism -- Periodicals, Art -- Austria Periodicals, Architecture -- Austria...
American Libraries
by Radford, William A., 1865-
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"Being a complete collection of practical, economical and common sense plans of houses, barns, outbuildings, stock sheds, etc. Illustrated with over twelve hundred copper half tone plates and zinc etchings and containing over three hundred house and barn designs."
Topics: Architecture, Domestic, Barns
Getty Research Institute
by Académie d'archéologie de Belgique, Antwerp
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Architecture -- Belgium Periodicals, Archaeology -- Periodicals, Belgium -- Antiquities Periodicals
Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology
by edited by Rolf Achilles, Kevin Harrington, and Charlotte Myhrum
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This material is provided by the Graham Resource Center, IIT College of Architecture (http://library.iit.edu/grc/).
Topics: Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969, Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969, Illinois Institute of...
Source: folio
Boston Public Library
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Includes indexes
Topic: Architecture
Source: bplfr
MIT Libraries
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture
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Title from caption
Topics: Architecture, Architecture
California Digital Library
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Bibliography: p. 605-[612]
Topics: Cathedrals -- France, Architecture, Gothic
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Ferriss, Hugh
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
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Topic: American Architecture
Prelinger Library
by The Radford Architectural Company
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans
Appendix in English and French
Topics: Architecture, Gothic, Church architecture
Ornate head-pieces and vignettes, decorative initials
Topic: Architecture
Source: bplfr
American Libraries
by Fernández Duro, Cesáreo, 1830-1908
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Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Naval art and science, Shipbuilding, Medals, Naval architecture
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=AAMKAAAAIAAJ&oe=UTF-8
University of Maryland, College Park
by National Plan Service, Inc. (Chicago, Ill.); Lyon & Billard Co
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Title from cover
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic
Getty Research Institute
by Biondo Flavio, 1392-1463; Fauno, Lucio, 16th cent; Biondo Flavio, 1392-1463. Romae instrauratae. Libri tres. Italian; Biondo Flavio, 1392-1463. Italiae illustratae. Libri VIII. Italian
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Colophon reads: In Vinegia : Per Michele Tramezzino, del MDXLIII, source of the printer's name in the imprint statement
Topics: Architecture, Roman, Architecture
Getty Research Institute
by Académie d'archéologie de Belgique, Antwerp
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Vol. 21-30 also called 2. ser., t. 1-10; v. 31-40, 3. ser., t. 1-10; v. 41-49, 4. ser., t. 1-9
Topics: Architecture -- Belgium Periodicals, Archaeology -- Periodicals, Belgium -- Antiquities Periodicals