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History of Architecture: Methodology

This is a brief bibliographic guide to general resources for researching architectural history in the Environmental Design Library, UC Berkeley


The following publications are examples of books that provide guidance on the methods, principles, historiography and procedures of architectural history, how to interpret the built environment, and how to do research in architectural history. Please see the Environmental Design Library guide: Designing a Research Strategy for a general guide to the steps in research and term paper or thesis writing, and the methodology section of Vernacular Architecture Resources or for more specialized methodology sources.

Methodology and historiography

Process, Field Work

Interpreting the Built Environment