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Use these sources to define terms and get an overview. For additional resources search Library catalogs under Subject Keywords: Architecture--United States--Dictionaries, or Architecture--United States--Encyclopedias.
UC Only. Encyclopedia with extensive coverage of architecture and excellent bibliographies. Browse the index or search. Links to images.
Online version of the Grove Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 volumes). Contains articles on every aspect of visual arts including painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography. Also includes biographical information on major artists, bibliographical references and links to images. (Part of the Oxford Art Online suite.)