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Architecture: Finding Books

This guide provides suggestions on how to find basic information about architecture.

Architecture at MSU

Original architectural drawing, stair detail, MSU Agriculture Hall, built in 1909.

Original architectural drawing,
stair detail,
MSU Agriculture Hall, built in 1909.

For more information on MSU campus buildings see:

MSU campus-- buildings, places, spaces : architecture and the campus park of Michigan State University.
Linda O. Stanford and C. Kurt Dewhurst.
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2002.

Architecture Books

Search the MSU Libraries online catalog to locate books on your topic. Books on architecture are located in the Fine Arts Library. You may search by keyword, author, title, or Library of Congress subject headings. 

Subject headings for searching topics in architecture:

Architecture -- Aesthetics
Architecture -- Designs and plans
Architecture, Domestic
Architecture -- Human factors

Call numbers to browse in the Fine Arts Library:

NA for architecture
NA2700 for architectural drawing
Z5941 for bibliographies on architecture

Reference Sources

This is only a selection of reference sources in the Fine Arts Library.  These materials contain basic information for starting research.  All items listed are in the art reference collection.

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Terrie Wilson
Humanities Coordinator and Head, Art Library
Michigan State University
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