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The reference works, divided into the following four sections, discuss visual materials as well as general scholarship and research on architecture, design, and engineering:
Resources related to specific collections are included underneath specific listings in the Collections section of this guide.
Collections related to architecture, design, and engineering can be found at the following divisions in the Library of Congress.
Architectural depositories outside of the Library of Congress can be found through the following links.
The following reference works discuss visual materials as well as general scholarship and research on architecture, design, and engineering. Books, periodicals, dissertations and theses, articles and blogs, exhibitions, and webcasts related to specific collections are listed along with each collection in Primary Archives, Selected Projects, Thematic Collections, Photogarpher Archives and Other Collections.
A series launched by the Library of Congress in collaboration with W. W. Norton in 2003.
The following databases are accessible from anywhere where the Internet connection is available.
The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.
SAH Archipedia will grow in the coming years, as other published BUS books are digitized (including Delaware, Louisiana, and Hawaii), as current BUS volumes are completed (Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast Vermont Virginia: The Valley and Southwest North Dakota Wisconsin Missouri Mississippi New Hampshire Texas: East, North, and West and Arkansas among them), and as peer-reviewed, born-digital content is created. While the immediate goal is to have all fifty states represented in SAH Archipedia, U.S. content is only the beginning. The authors envision SAH Archipedia to become a comprehensive resource for information on buildings from across the globe.
The following databases are searchable only at the Library of Congress or an institution which subscribes to the Databases.
Accompanying the wealth of images in the Archive are more than 200 articles specially commissioned for the site. The last 30 years of fashion history are diverse and fascinating. These articles cover a range of topics, and they give detailed overviews of the fashion cities, catwalk shows, textiles, and beyond. More than 100 biographies are available for all Bloomsbury Fashion Central users and provide the perfect starting point for any fashion topic.
The career of Niall McInerney, the photographer of the Fashion Photography Archive, crossed four decades. The giant selection of images in the Fashion Photography Archive reflects the variety of shows, designers, supermodels, and celebrities that he captured during this time. In a series of short videos, Steele interviews him about what it was like to photograph catwalk shows, back stage, and street style -- and asks him for his insight into the shows of some of the world's best known designers.
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