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Architectural history: reference sources

A selective list of reference sources on architectural history which are available in the Humanities Reading Room. Electronic resources can be accessed in the Electronic Resources Room in both Humanities - Floor 1 and 2. The shelfmark of each item is given at the end of each citation. A separate list of architecture websites is also available.

 

Dictionaries
BibliographiesEncyclopedias
Guides to periodical literature
BuildingsHistory
Catalogues 

 General works

The capitals of Europe : a guide to the sources for the history of their architecture and construction. Munchen; London: Saur, 1980.
HLR 720.94
 
Information sources in architecture and construction. Edited by Valerie J. Nurcombe. 2nd ed. London: Bowker-Saur, c1996.
HLR 720.7
 

 Bibliographies

Archer, John, The literature of British domestic architecture, 1715-1842. Cambridge, Mass.; London: MIT Press, c1985.
HLR 728.0941
 
A bibliography on vernacular architecture. Edited by Robert de Zouche Hall. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1972.
HLR 720.941
 
Bonet Correa, Antonio, Bibliografia de arquitectura, ingenieria y urbanismo en Espana (1498-1880). Madrid: Turner Libros; Vaduz: Topos Verlag, 1980.
HLR 720.946
 
Burnham index to architectural literature. 10 vols. New York; London: Garland Pubishing, 1989.
HLL 720.16
 
A current bibliography of vernacular architecture. Vol.1: 1970-1976. Leominster: Vernacular Architecture Group, 1979.
HLR 720.941
 
Faleer, R.A., Church woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: an annotated bibliography. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2009.
HLR 726.5
 
Harris, Eileen, British architectural books and writers 1556-1785. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
HLR 720.941
 
Kamen, Ruth H., British and Irish architectural history: a bibliography and guide to sources of information. London: Architectural, 1981.
HLR 720.941
 
Smith, John Francis, A critical bibliography of building conservation : historic towns, buildings, their furnishings and fittings. London: Mansell Information Publishing, 1978.
HLR 720.941
 

 Biographical works

Bauchal, Charles, Nouveau dictionnaire biographique et critique des architectes francais. Paris, 1887.
HLR 720.922
 
Colvin, Howard Montagu, Biographical dictionary of British architects, 1600-1840. 3rd revised ed. Yale University Press, 1995.
HLR 720.922
 
Contemporary architects. 3rd ed. New York: St. James Press, c1994.
HLR 720.922
 
Directory of British architects 1834-1914. Updated & expanded ed. 2 vols. London; New York: Continuum, 2001.
HLR 720.922
 
Harvey, John, English mediaeval architects : a biographical dictionary down to 1550 : including master masons, carpenters, carvers, building contractors and others responsible for design. Revised ed. Gloucester: Sutton, 1984.
HLR 720.922
 
International dictionary of architects and architecture. Edited by Randall J. Van Vynckt. 2 vols. Detroit; London: St. James Press, c1993.
HLR 720.3
 
Macmillan encyclopaedia of architects. New York: Free Press; London: Collier Macmillan, c1982.
HLR720.922
 
Royal Institute of British Architects. RIBA directory of members. London: R.I.B.A., [1973]- . Current edition.
HLR 720.25
 

 Buildings

Bence-Jones, Mark, A guide to Irish country houses. Revised ed. London: Constable, c1988.
HLR 728.8
 
The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1951- .
Latest edition of each volume.
HLR Enquiry Desk 720.942
 
The Buildings of Ireland. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1979- .
HLR Enquiry Desk 720.9415
 
The Buildings of Scotland. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978- .
HLR Enquiry Desk 720.9411
 
The Buildings of Wales. Harmondsworth: Penguin; Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1979- .
HLR Enquiry Desk 720.9429
 
Burke's and Savills Guide to country houses. 3 vols. London: Burke's Peerage, 1978-81.
HLR 728.8
 
Churches and chapels of southern England. Edited by Stephen C. Humphrey. London: Black, 1991.
HLR Enquiry Desk 726.5
 
Clarke, Basil Fulford Lowther, Parish churches of London. London: Batsford, 1966.
HLR 726.583
 
Emery, Anthony, Greater medieval houses of England and Wales 1300-1500. 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996-99.
HLR 728.8
 
Friar, Stephen, The Sutton companion to churches. Revised ed. Stroud : Sutton, 2003.
HLR 726.5
 
Harris, John Frederick, A country house index. An index to over 2000 country houses illustrated in 107 books of country views published between 1715 and 1872, together with a list of British country house guides and country house art collection catalogues for the period 1726-1870. Shalfleet Manor, I.O.W.: Pinhorns, 1971.
HLR 728.8
HLR Enquiry Desk 728.8
 
Holmes, Michael, The country house described: an index to the country houses of Great Britain and Ireland. Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1986.
HLR 728.8
 
An Inventory of nonconformist chapels and meeting-houses in Central England. London: H.M.S.O., 1986.
HLR 726.5
 
Jones, Edward, 1939- ,  A guide to the architecture of London / Edward Jones & Christopher Woodward. Updated ed.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009.  
HLR 720.942
 
King, D. J. Cathcart, Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus International Publications, 1983.
HLR 728.81
 
New, Anthony S. B., A guide to the abbeys of England and Wales. London: Constable, 1985.
HLR Enquiry Desk 726.7
 
Pettifer, Adrian, English castles: a guide by counties. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1995.
HLR Enquiry Desk 728.81
 
Ramm, H. G., Shielings and bastles. [By] H. G. Ramm, R. W. McDowall, Eric Mercer. London, Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, 1970.
HLR 728.6
 
Robinson, John Martin, A guide to the country houses of the north west. London: Constable, 1991.
HLR 728.8
 
Stell, Christopher, An inventory of nonconformist chapels and meeting-houses in Eastern England. Swindon: English Heritage, 2001.
HLR 726.5
 
Stell, Christopher, An inventory of Nonconformist chapels and meeting-houses in south-west England. London: H.M.S.O., 1991.
HLR 726.5
 
Stell, Christopher, An inventory of nonconformist chapels and meeting-houses in the north of England. London : H.M.S.O., c1994.
HLR 726.5
 
Webb, Cliff, An index of English country houses. London : Society of Genealogists, 1999.
HLR 728.8
 

 Catalogues

Royal Institute of British Architects, Library, Catalogue of the Royal Institute of British Architects Library. 2 vol. London: R.I.B.A., 1937, 38.
HLR 720.16
 

 Dictionaries

Curl, James Stevens, A dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
HLR 720.3
 
Curl, James Stevens, Encyclopaedia of architectural terms. London: Donhead, 1993.
HLR 720.3
 
Dictionary of architecture and construction. Edited by Cyril M. Harris. New York; London: McGraw-Hill, [1976].
HLR 720.3
 
Dictionary of building preservation. Edited by Ward Bucher. New York; Chichester: Wiley, 1996.
HLR 720.3
 
Dizionario enciclopedico di architettura e urbanistica. Diretto da Paolo Portoghesi. [Rome:] Istituto Editoriale Romano, [1968-1969].
HLR 720.3
 
Dictionary of architecture & construction. Edited by Cyril M. Harris. 4th edition. New York; London: McGraw-Hill, 2006.
HLR 720.3
 
International dictionary of architects and architecture. Edited by Randall J. Van Vynckt. 2 vols. Detroit; London: St. James Press, c1993.
HLR 720.3
 
Petersen, Andrew, Dictionary of Islamic architecture. London: Routledge, 1996.
HLR 720.917671
 

 Encyclopedias

Arnold, Dieter, The encyclopaedia of Ancient Egyptian architecture. London: I.B. Tauris, c2003.
HLR 722.2
 
Brunskill, R. W., Vernacular architecture : an illustrated handbook. 4th ed. London: Faber, 2000.
HLR 720.941
 
Encyclopedia of 20th-century architecture. Edited by R. Stephen Sennott. 3 vols. New York; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004.
HLR 724.603
 
Encyclopedia of vernacular architecture of the world. Edited by Paul Oliver. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
HLR 720
 
The Oxford companion to architecture. Edited by Patrick Goode. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
HLR 720.3
 

 Guides to periodical literature

Art index. New York, 1929-
HUR701.6
Also available on CD-ROM and online onsite only.
 
Comité international d'histoire de l'art, Répertoire d'art et d'archéologie. Nouvelle série. Paris, 1965-1989.
HUR701.6
 
RILA: international repertory of the literature of art. London, 1975-1989.
HUR701.6
Both the above were superseded by:
BHA: bibliography of the history of art. Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, 1991-.
HUR701.6
Also available online from the Getty Institute.
 
Country life indexes. London: IPC Magazines.
HLR 720.941
 
Union list of periodicals on art and related subject fields. London, 1978.
HUR Enquiry Desk 705
Also available online as Arlis: Union list of art, architecture and design serials.
 

 History

General

Ching, Frank, A global history of architecture. Francis D.K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikram Prakash. 2nd edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2011.
HLR 720.9
 
Fletcher, Banister, A history of architecture. 20th ed. Oxford: Architectural Press, 1996.
HLR 720.9
 
Watkin, David, A history of Western architecture. 3rd ed. New York; London: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000.
HLR 720.9

British Isles

Archer, Lucy, Architecture in Britain and Ireland. London: Harvill, 1999.
HLR 720.941
 
Craig, Maurice, The architecture of Ireland : from the earliest times to 1880. London: Batsford, 1982.
HLR 720.9415
 
The History of the King's Works. General editor: H. M.Colvin. 6 vol. London: H.M.S.O., 1963-1982.
HLR 720
 
Summerson, John Newenham, Architecture in Britain 1530 to 1830. 8th revised ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991.
HLR 720.941
 
Taylor, Harold McCarter, Anglo-Saxon Architecture. 3 vols. Cambridge: University Press, 1965-78.
HLR 726.5
 
Webb, Geoffrey Fairbank, Architecture in Britain: the Middle Ages. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1956.
HLR 720.941
 

Europe

Blunt, Anthony, Art and architecture in France, 1500-1700. 5th edition [revised by Richard Beresford]. New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press, 1999.
HLR 709.44
 
Boethius, Axel, Etruscan and early Roman architecture. 2nd integrated ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978.
HLR 722.7
 
Conant, Kenneth John, Carolingian and Romanesque architecture 800-1200. Third edition. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1973.
HLR 723.4
 
Crossley, Paul, Gothic architecture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
HLR 723.5
 
Frankl, Paul, The Gothic. Literary sources and interpretations through eight centuries. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1960.
HLR 723.5
 
Heydenreich, Ludwig H., Architecture in Italy, 1400-1500. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1996.
HLR 720.945
 
Kalnein, Wend von, Architecture in France in the eighteenth century. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1995.
HLR 709.44
 
Lawrence, A. W., Greek architecture. 5th ed. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1996.
HLR 722.8
 
Lotz, Wolfgang, Architecture in Italy, 1500-1600. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1995.
HLR 720.945
 
Ward-Perkins, J. B., Roman imperial architecture. 2nd (integrated) ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.
HLR 722.7
 
Wittkower, Rudolf, Art and architecture in Italy 1600-1750. 6th edition [revised by Joseph Connors and Jennifer Montagu]. [New Haven]; [London]: Yale University Press, [c1999]
HLR 709.45
 

Rest of the world

Beckwith, John, Early Christian and Byzantine art. 2nd (integrated) ed. Harmondworth: Penguin, 1979.
HLR 723.1
 
Blair, Sheila, The art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800. By Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1994.
HLR 709.176
 
Ettinghausen, Richard, Islamic art and architecture 650-1250. Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina. 2nd edition. New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press, 2001.
HLR 709.176
 
Frankfort, Henri, The art and architecture of the ancient Orient. 5th edition. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1996.
HLR 709.39
 
Krautheimer, Richard, Early Christian and Byzantine architecture. 4th ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.
HLR 723.1
 
Ross, L., Art and architecture of the world's religions. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood Press, 2009.
HLR 704.948
 
Smith, William Stevenson, The art and architecture of ancient Egypt. Revised edition with additions. New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press, 1998.
HLR 709.32
 

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