Thursday, July 17, 2008

Architecture Directories, Portals and Dictionaries Online

An international architecture database incorporating information related to some 18,000 built and unbuilt projects, with greatest concentration related to 20th-century architecture.

Cyburbia: Urban Planning Community
Portal and forum website for an international community of urban planners. Users need to create an account and password for participation.

An open platform that allows users to contribute information (including images) related to any building, with worldwide coverage. Basic information is publicly available for free, but a subscription may be required for more detail. The database can be searched by building or by city.

Glossary of Preservation Terms
Dictionary of select subject terms developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library (NTL).

Great Buildings
A gateway to international architecture that includes timelines of architects and major monuments, bibliographies, maps, and web links.

INTUTE: Arts and Humanities
Based in the United Kingdom, INTUTE is a free online directory to more than 21,000 web resources.

Oxford Art Online [click on "Grove Dictionary of Art Online" TULANE subscription database]
Access to Grove Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Dictionary of Art Terms. Great resource if you want information about a historical style, biography of an architect, definition of architectural terminology.

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
An extensive portal with links to exhibitions, events, book reviews and access to RIBApix, a visual database of photographs, drawings and engravings.

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