Architecture schools, special programs. Washington, DC : Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Includes off-campus study programs (both study abroad and U.S.), on-campus summer programs, and introductory programs geared towards high school students and others interested in pursuing a career in architecture.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture ACSA annual directory. Washington, D.C.: ACSA Press, 1989/90--present. Annual. Lists ACSA member schools including addresses, phone numbers, session dates and faculty teaching in each program. Additional index by faculty name, body arranged by institution.
Guide to architecture schools, editor, John K. Edwards. 6th ed. Washington, D.C.: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, c1998. Information on careers in architecture and profiles of academic architecture programs in the U.S. and Canada. Includes information on degrees, faculty statistics and special programs. Includes a list of schools of architecture worldwide.
Royal Institute of British Architects. Schools of architecture recognized by the Royal Institute of British Architects. London: RIBA Publications, 1985. Factual information on schools of architecture in the United Kingdom. A more up-to-date directory of schools in the United Kingdom is contained in Royal Institute of British Architects,Directory of RIBA members, issued annually.
Calendar of creative man / John Paxton and Sheila Fairfield. London : Macmillan, 1980, c1979. Well organized timeline from prehistory to 1970 with focus on visual and 3-dimensional arts. Notes by date events and major works in each discipline. Illus.
Clark, Roger H. Precedents in architecture. 2nd ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1996. Historical precedents and typologies. Pt. 1 analyzes 64 buildings, including illustrations, site plans, elevations; Pt. 2 "identifies and delineates formal archetypal patterns." Covers buildings from renaissance to mid-1970s.
Cowan, Henry J. Historical outline of architectural science. 2d ed. London : Applied Science Publishers, 1977. Series: Architectural science series. Well-illustrated overview of development of architectural forms, structures, technology and materials.
Fletcher, Banister, Sir. Sir Banister Fletcher's a history of architecture. 20th ed. Ed. by Dan Cruickshank. Oxford; London; Boston: Architectural Press, 1996. Includes many plans and drawings. Classic history of architecture. Circulating copies of previous editions are available.
Gibberd, Vernon. Architecture source book. Secaucus, NJ: Wellfleet, 1988. Not a comprehensive survey of world architecture but places the buildings of this century in the context of Western cultural history. Does not include China, Japan, India, and South America.
Pelican history of art. Ed. by Nikolaus Pevsner. Baltimore, Penguin Books, 1953--. Approximately 20 volumes of this standard on-going art historical set are devoted to architecture. (Art and architecture of China, for example.)
For additional titles perform a series search for Pelican History of Art.
Pevsner, Nikolaus. History of building types. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976. Standard source for historical information on building types. Includes chapters on libraries, hospitals, museums, prisons, warehouses and office buildings, etc. Brief bibliographies found at rear for each building type. Circulating copies available in the stacks.
Pevsner, Nikolaus. Outline of European architecture. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1960. Western architecture from the end of the Roman Empire to the mid-twentieth century.
Pothorn, Herbert. Architectural styles: an historical guide to world design. New York: Facts on File, 1982. Brief illustrated articles ranging from antiquity to the present, including non-European. There is a section on architectural details and terms illustrated with drawings and plans.
Simpson, Frederick Moore. History of architectural development. London, New York: Longmans, Green 1954--1962. 4 vols. Library has: v.1-3; lack vol. 4. Standard work, scholarly and readable. Excellent line-drawings, and adequate bibliographies. Each volume has 24 plates, ground plans and footnote references. v.1 Ancient and classsical architecture by H. Plommer, 1956; v.2 Early Christian, byzantine and romanesque architecture, by C. Stewart, 1954; v.3 Gothic architecture, by C. Stewart, 1961; v.4 Renaissance architecture, by J.Q. Hughes and N. Lynton, 1962.
Sturgis, Russell. History of architecture. New York: Baker & Taylor 1906-1915. 4 vols. v.1 Antiquity, by Russell Sturgis; v.2 Romanesque & Oriental, by Russell Sturgis; v.3 Gothic in Italy, France and Northern Europe, by A.L. Frothingham; v.4 Gothic in Great Britain - Renaissance - modern architecture, by A.L. Frothingham.
Wilson chronology of the arts, by George Ochoa and Melinda Corey. New York : H.W. Wilson Co., 1998. Global timeline of events and works of art, including painting, sculpture, architecturee, literature and film, as well as decorative art and performance art. In chronological order, with index, list of birth and death dates, and bibliography.
World atlas of architecture, foreword by John Julius Norwich. New York: Portland House, 1988. English edition of Le Grand atlas de l'architecture mondiale created by Encyclopedia Universalis and derived from Mitchell Beazley's Great architecture of the world. Great concise pictorial survey.
Yarwood, Doreen. Chronology of western architecture. New York: Facts on File, 1987. Chronological guide to style in western architecture from the Bronze Age through 1986. Includes selected bibliography and glossary/index.
Histories & Surveys - United States
America by design. Hosted by Spiro Kostof. Alexandria, Va: PBS Video, 1984. Library has 4 copies of accompanying text shelved as NA705.K641 1987.
Culbertson, Margaret. American house designs: an index to popular and trade periodicals, 1850-1915. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994. Art reference collection no. 19. Indexes 34 non-professional magazines and includes 6,500 house designs. Good source for plans of houses, ordinary and more well known. Geographic, architect name indexes. Exterior view and plans. Information about the journals indexed, and a list of 2000 architects/designers arranged geographically.
Fitch, James Marston. American building. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966-1972. 2 vols. Vol. 1 covers historical background of American architecture. Vol. 2 covers the environmental forces that have shaped building design, methods and materials. Circ. copies available in the stacks.
Historic American Buildings Survey. Cambridge, England: Chadwyck-Healey; Teaneck, N.J.: Somerset House, 1980. Photographs, historical descriptive data prepared by HABS. Includes data received by Library of Congress through 1979. Alphabetical by state, county, city and then building name. Part I has no measured drawings. Part II, 1980-1988 covers additional 13,000 sites and structures and has measured drawings.
Klein, Marilyn W. Clues to American architecture. Washington, D.C.: Starhill Press, 1985. Brief and illustrated guide to identifying styles and types of American architecture.
All properties registered through December 1982 arranged by state, county and vicinity. Fiche for Berkeley buildings are within Alameda County, 4-13 of 287 and include UC Berkeley buildings. UC Santa Barbara owns complete set for all 27,000 properties throughout the U.S.MICROFICHE 10274 and guide
Popular American housing: a reference guide, edited by Ruth Brent and Benyamin Schwarz. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, c1995. Guide to sources on the history, theory, research and practice of housing. Essays and a bibliography.
Pride of place. Hosted by Robert A.M. Stern. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities, 1986.< >Contents: Video/C 892: Campus: a place apart; Video/C 893: Dream houses; Video/C 898: Garden and the grid; Video/C 896: Places within; Video/C 897: Proud towers; Video/C 895: Resorts: a paradise reclaimed; Video/C 891: Search for a usable past. Accompanied by book.Rifkind, Carole. Field guide to American architecture. New York: New American Library, 1980. A good handbook for identifying styles and trends.
Architectural trade catalogs from the Avery Library, Avery Library, Columbia University, on microfiche. New York, NY: Clearwater Pub. Co., Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service, 1988. Historical trade catalogs spanning 1794-1981 from the Avery Library's own collection and arranged according to the 16 Masterformat categories.
Art theorists of the Italian Renaissance. CD-ROM ed. Cambridge, U.K.; Alexandria, Va.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1998. A collection of the leading treatises on art and architctrure written between the 14th and 17th centuries. Includes a number of full reproductions of very rare seminical works (including Palladio) and associated texts for social, policital and historical context.
Art theorists of the Italian Renaissance. University of Chicago Library, Chadwyck-Healey, Inc. A database of full-text treatises on art and architecture printed and published between 1470 to 1775. It is structured around the two Italian editions of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists. First or early editions have been preferred and translations are from the publication period.
L'architecture dans les collections de periodiques de la Bibliotheque Forney, by Laure Lagardere. Paris: Mairie de Paris, Direction des affaires culturelles, Bibliotheque Forney, c1990. Detailed listing of architectural periodicals in their collection, which specializes in French architecture periodicals but includes historical and foreign journals. Gives broad subject coverage, frequency, special features and holdings for each title. Chronological and general indexes, and a timeline.
Books of the fairs: a collection of the world's fair publications 1834-1915. Woodbridge, Conn: Research Publications, 1989. 174 reels. Materials from Smithsonian Institution Library on many but not all expositions 1834-1915. Includes folios of artwork, manuscript letters, penny guides, exhibit brochures, congress proceedings, and issues of journals devoted to coverage of a fair. Secondary materials, such as historical studies of fairs, facsimiles and reprints not included.
Catalogue of the Library of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Harvard University. Graduate School of Design. Library. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1968. 44 vols. supplement 1, 1968; supplement 2, 1974; supplement 3, 1979. In addition to books. a section in rear of supplements also includes index to selected periodicals. Holdings now included in RCAT (RLG catalog) available via MELVYL.
Historic American buildings survey. Cambridge, England: Chadwyck-Healey; Teaneck, N.J.: Somerset House, 1980. Photographs and written historical and descriptive data prepared by HABS. Includes material received by the Library of Congress through 1979. Alphabetical by state, county, city and then building name. Part I does not contain measured drawings. Part II, 1980-1988 (1989) covers an additional 13,000 sites and structures and does include measured drawings.
See also:America Preserved . Pt. 1, MICROFICHE 5221-5271; Pt. 2, MICROFICHE19035-22993
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property. Library. List of acquisitions,Library, ICCROM = Liste des acquisitions, Bibliotheque, ICCROM. Rome : International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property, 1979-- . Contains author and title indexes of books and journal articles; subject index issued separately.
Johns Hopkins University. Fowler architectural collection of the Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD: Evergreen House Foundation, 1961. Annotated bibliography of 448 rare architectural books reproduced on 88 microfilm reels. Includes multiple editions of treatises by Vitruvius, Alberti, Serlio, Palladio, Vignola and Scamozzi, etc.
National register of historic places, California. Rev. and enl. ed. Teaneck, N.J.: ChadwyckHealey, 1984. All properties registered through December 1982 arranged by state, county and vicinity. Fiche for Berkeley buildings are within Alameda County, 4-13 of 287 and include UC Berkeley buildings. UC Santa Barbara owns complete set for all 27,000 properties throughout the U.S.
Royal Institute of British Architects. British Architectural Library, drawings collection. London: World Microfilms, 1981-- . Ongoing project of the British Architectural Library to create microcopy (much in color) of all of the drawings in its collection. In addition to separate print catalog, a list of contents appears at the beginning of each microfilm reel. Library has phases A-G, 1981-1988.
Royal Institute of British Architects. Royal Institute of British Architects Rare Books Collection. London: World Microfilms, 1975-76. Collection of 157 works on 35 microfilm reels.Contents: Sect.1. English pattern books: MICROFILM 17262; Sect.2. Cottage architecture: MICROFILM 17610; Sect.3. Country houses and palaces: MICROFILM 17612; Sect.4. Ancient civilization: MICROFILM 17611; Sect.5. Architectural treatises and works on perspective: MICROFILM 17869. Royal Institute of British Architects. Nomination papers, 1834-1900, in the British Architectural Library: index of members. 1st ed. [Haslemere, England] : Emmett Publishing, 1993.
Sanborn Map Company. Fire insurance maps from the Sanborn Map Company Archives, late 19th century to 1990. California, a microfilm project of University Publications of America. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, c1995. 1884-1950 published 1985 by Chadwyck-Healey. Detailed maps of California cities showing footprints of buildings, building and material type, land and building use, etc. Very helpful for historic preservation, urban history, etc.
Architect's guide to building codes & standards, produced by the American Institute of Architects Building Performance and Regulation Committee 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: AIA, c1990. 1997 edition available soon. Overview of historical development of model codes; procedures and publications.
International Conference of Building Officials. Dwelling construction under the Uniform building code. Whittier, Calif.: International Conference of Building Officials. Supplements issued between editions with titles: Supplement to the Uniform building code, U.B.C. standards, Uniform housing code, Uniform code for the abatement of dangerous buildings, and the Uniform fire code, and: Accumulative supplement to the Uniform building code, U.B.C. standards, Uniform mechanical code, Uniform housing code, Uniform code for the abatement of dangerous buildings, Uniform sign code, and the Uniform firecode. See International Code Council website for updates.
International Conference of Building Officials. Uniform building code. Los Angeles [etc.] International Conference of Building Officials. Published every 3 years. 1997 ed. last published. A new International building code will replace all current codes in use in the US and will be adopted in 2000. See International Code Council website for updates.
Uniform building code. California building code. Whittier, Calif.: International Conference of Building Officials. Incorporates the latest edition of the Uniform Building Code, with necessary California adjustments. Contains all of the additions, amendments and repeals affecting Title 24, part 2, California code of regulations.
Uniform building code. Code applications manual. Whittier, Calif. : International Conference of Building Officials, c1995--
R.S. Means series. Kingston, Mass: R.S. Means Co. This company produces a series of annual cost estimating guides. Titles change frequently, but these are among the most used. For complete list see back of latest volume.
Architecture sourcebook : a guide to resources on the practice of architecture / edited by Kathryn Wayne. Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, 1996. *See Chapter 17, p. 279-303, for an excellent and more thorough annotated list of core handbooks and manuals in the field, including lighting; timber, concrete, and steel construction; codes and standards; HVAC; accessibility; structural; programming, and other specializations.
UCB's Kresge Engineering Library has a comprehensive collection of standards published by technical associations, professional societies and national standards bodies such as American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriter's Laboratories (UL), etc. Check their website for indexes to and a description of their holdings.
ASHRAE Handbook. Atlanta, GA: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Standard series of technical data, these 3 basic ASHRAE handbooks are published quadrennially.
Ballast, David Kent. Architect's handbook of construction detailing. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990. Ready-to-use information about critical building details to aid in the production of construction drawings, develop custom details, prepare specifications. Formulas and how to calculate them.
Building systems reference guide. Ed. by Robert H. Perry. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987. Includes structural loads and framing systems, power systems, electrical distribution, and other building systems. Topics are discussed in detail with tabular and graphic data.
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. Manual of standard practice ; prepared under the direction of the CRSI... 26th ed.[Schaumburg, Ill.]: The Institute ; c1997.
Environmental resource guide. Washington D.C.: American Institute of Architects, 1992 and 1996. Loose-leaf subscription service created by the AIA Committee on the Environment. Includes critical issues such site design and land use, energy, tropical rain forests, recycling, and building ecology. Case studies and bibliographies and an index are also included. Updated regularly.
Index and directory of industry standards. Englewood, CO: Information Handling Services, 1989. Indexes government and industry standards as expressed in over 55,000 documents issued by 344 organizations. Subject and society name access. ANSI approval information is included for each standard.
Neufert, Ernst. Architect's data. 2nd ed.. New York: Halsted Press, 1980. International System of Units (SI) used for all units of measurements with conversion tables. British spellings used. Originally published in German in 1935.
Time-saver standards for architectural design data: the reference of architectural fundamentals, ed. by Donald Watson,... 7th ed. New York] : McGraw-Hill, c1997. First publishes in the 1930s, this has become the architect's "bible," with extensive, concise information on fundamentals (universal design, bioclimatic design, solar control, history of building technologies, intelligent buildings, etc.) and design data (staircases, structures, soils, interior finishes, plumbing, hvac, etc.). In addition to a new list of "exemplary professional and technical reference books" in this edition, each section has a list of references.
Time-saver standards for building types. Ed. by Joseph De Chaira. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990. Basic programming information for a variety of types of buildings, including libraries, schools and auditoriums.
Arcat: a directory of over 7,100 building product manufacturers and 1,500 associations: a collection of catalog information pages from quality manufacturers. Fairfield, CT : The Architect's Catalog, Inc.
Ball, John E. Builders math, plans, specifications. 6th ed. revised & edited by John Leeke. New York : Macmillan; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1991. Carpenters & builders library; v. 2.
Construction Specifications Institute. CSI manual of practice. Alexandria, Va.: CSI. Covers the most commonly accepted methods and practices for preparing various documents within a project manual. Includes Masterformat and UniFormat.
Masterspec A/S/C basic version. Washington, D.C.: AIA Service Corporation, 1985-. 7 vols. Loose-leaf comprehensive master specification system for architecture, civil and structural engineering. Library receives Basic version, which includes most regularly used sections and frequently encountered conditions for a wide range of project sizes and types. Updated frequently.
Comprehensive information on over 7,000 new materials for architecture, engineering, and other design disciplines. Note: Users can choose to create an account using their @berkeley.edu email address if they wish to use additional features in the database; however, you can browse the database without creating an account.
Comprehensive information on over 7,000 new materials for architecture, engineering, and other design disciplines. An extensive resource for advanced, innovative, and sustainable materials. Includes images, detailed material descriptions, and more.
Reznikoff, S. C. Specifications for commercial interiors. Rev. ed. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1989. Guide to commercial specifications. Covers regulations, and the format and content of specifications.
Sourcebook for sustainable design : a guide to environmentally responsible building materials and processes, by Andrew St.John. Boston MA:Architects for Social Responsibility, .
Sweets catalog file. New York: McGraw Hill. Published Annually. Library has current year only. Products for general building and renovation consists of "cut sheets" for building materials issued by various product manufacturers. Vol. 1 contains info on how to use; conversion tables; CSI format outline; list of firms included; and list of construction industry associations and organizations, with addresses and websites. Each volume contains an alphabetical products index and an index by name of firm. A Desktop index to the set provides an index to manufacturers, firms, products and trade names, plus key words and data filing format. Other series: Contract interiors; Industrial construction and renovation; Industrial construction & renovation. See also SweetSource, a CD-ROM database of product specifications, technical data and CAD drawings. Library has a few older volumes in storage.
Stitt, Fred A. Architect's detail library. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990. Source of constructio detail drawings covering a wide variety of materials
Architects & Engineers / James Acret.. 3rd ed. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1993. Standard source providing legal information for design professionals and their legal advisors. Includes annual supplements.
Architect's handbook / David Ken Ballast. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1984. Practical advice on architectural practice from marketing, to promotion, office efficiency, legalities, research and computers.
Architecture fact book: industry statistics. Compiled by the American Institute of Architects. Office of Research & Planning. Washington, D.C.: The Institute, 1988-- Information on architecture as industry; data on nature of architecture firms; offers a look at U.S. architects as individuals.
California Architects Board California. State Board of Architectural Examiners. California requirements and instructions for filing applications for the architect registration examination. Sacramento, Calif.: Board of Architectural Examiners, 1993.
Architect's handbook of professional practice / American Institute of Architects ; David Haviland, editor. History of the profession, the design process, etc. Includes legal contract documents used by architects. Index in vol. 1.
Licensed architect: building design examination primer / Ken Zinns. 3rd ed. Berkeley, Calif.: Arcade Publishers, 1991. Designed as a comprehensive primer for those preparing for the building design division of the architectural registration exam. Slightly out of date, but still helpful.
Preparing For the Architect Registration Examination. Washington, D.C.: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 1997-- Provides sample design solutions from previous years' designs. Video also available, but not at UCB. Title changes constantly. For more information see:NCARB
ProFile: the official directory of the American Institute of Architects. American Institute of Architects. Topeka: Archimedia, 1978--; Biennial. Continues earlier AIA member directories with varying titles from 1910-- . The most useful and up-to-date directory of current members of the American Institute of Architects. In addition to addresses and phone numbers of individual members, contains information about architectural firms (size, type of work, award-winning projects, etc.), arranged by state and city. Indexes by individual names and firms. Separate listing of minority and women business enterprises. Summary information about the AIA, addresses of chapters, related and affiliated organizations, honors and awards, etc.
Additionally, the Environmental Design Archives, College of Environmental Design is an archive of original architectural drawings with its major focus on Bay Area architecture. The collection is available by appointment (510) 642-5124. The Bancroft Library and its U.C. Archives also have architectural drawings, which are included in the library catalogs.