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Architecture & Urban Design: Researching Buildings

The Architecture & Urban Design Research Guide will assist researchers interested in exploring related topics within the field of architecture.

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When searching for "buildings"

Most architecture books are not dedicated to a single building. The building you are researching may be discussed in books about the building's:

  • architect
  • time period
  • location such as city or country
  • building type

Search the Fordham Library Catalog in order to locate books. Searching Tips:

  1. If you know the name of the architect or firm that designed the building, use keyword searching in the Library Catalog for books under these names. Once you have the book in hand, refer to its index or table of contents to determine whether or not your building is mentioned.
  2. If the architect or firm is unknown, try searching under time period, style, place, or building type (i.e.: Architecture -- Romanesque)

To locate articles on your building, you will need to search an indexthat specializes in architectural subjects. The Avery Index is the most comprehensive index of this kind. 

TIP: Also try searching Google Books for the name of your building, then search the Fordham Library Catalog for the titles of the books retrieved.

NYPL How to Research Buildings

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/New_York_Public_Library_1908c.jpg

Skyscrapers around the World

Architectural Digest "Most Anticipated Buildings 2020"

Welcome to NYC Skyline...

 

https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/170000/velka/statue-of-liberty-1462952329W7G.jpg  (retrieved: 10/17/17)

NYC Icons

Empire State Building (image retrieved: 11/02/17)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/

Empire_State_Building_From_NJ.jpg  

File:New York - Flatiron Building HDR.jpg

Flatiron Building 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/New_York_-_Flatiron_Building_HDR.jpg  (retrieved: 10/17/17)

One World Trade Center

Freedom Tower 

 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/

One_World_Trade_Center_May_2015.jpg  (retrieved: 10/17/17)

Queen of Art Deco

The Queen of Art Deco - 1930 Chrysler Building, Manhattan, New York.

Chrysler Building

Pinterest   https://ru.pinterest.com/pin/288652657337745964/ (retrieved: 10/17/17)

Saint Patrick's Cathedral Neo Gothic in NYC

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Patrick%27s_Cathedral_(Manhattan)

(retrieved: 10/17/17)

David N. Dinkins Municipal Building

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Municipal_Building_

-_New_York_City.jpg/360px-Municipal_Building_-_New_York_City.jpg (retrieved: 10/17/17)

Modern form & function...

Guggenheim Museum of Art 

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8813/17207156426_8deef88ef2_b.jpg

(retrieved: 10/17/17)

Metropolitan Museum of Art

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/80/246896968_6dc95bda71_b.jpg  (retrieved: 10/17/17)

The Builders... Grand Central

Emery Roth, Walter Gropius and builder Erwin Wolfson

https://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/92921655.jpg?w=497

(retrieved: 10/17/17)

Central Park West Luxury Apartments - Emery Roth & Sons

 

San Remo Apartment Building UWS / NYC

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1162/569504751_db11c019c7_b.jpg  (retrieved: 10/17/17)

New Design NYC

 

IAC Corp Headquarters - Gehry in Chelsea

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1312/1099588294_b70c813cbf_b.jpg  (retrieved: 10/17/17)

More Gehry in NYC

 

Frank Gehry in Wall Street

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6203/6044715806_b54cbc2786_b.jpg (retrieved: 10/17/17)

Hadid on the Highline

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520 W 28th Street Condos

https://www.google.com/searchtesearch=&safe=images

(retrieved: 06/11/18)

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