Modern Architecture, Design, and the Built Environment

Spring 2013

Listed in: , as ARCH-271  |  , as EUST-271  |  Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-271; Jeffrey Saletnik (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Dunstan C. McNutt, Sara Smith.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Primary Sources
  • Web Resources
  • Journals

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Art Abstracts (1984 to present)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

Arts & Humanities Database
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

International Bibliography of Art (IBA) (1973 to present)
Covers scholarly literature on western art including traditional visual arts as well as new media, architectural history, museum studies and conservation, archaeology, and classical studies.


For books outside of the Five Colleges, use WorldCat to search for and request items from libraries nationwide. Use image at the top of a record to get to the Interlibrary Loan option, or go directly to ILLiad to make your request (7-10 days).


Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.

Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture, v. 1-3  Frost Reference NA680 .E495 2004

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, v. 1-4  Frost Reference  BH56 .E53 1998

Encyclopedia of American Architecture  Frost Reference NA705 .P3 1995

Withey, Henry F., Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) NA53 .W5 (regular stacks)

A Field Guide to American Architecture NA705 .R53 1980b (regular stacks)

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, v. 1-4   Frost Reference NA40 .M25 1982


Amherst College Digital Collections
Digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from Amherst College Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.

Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

American Landscape & Architectural Design 1850-1920

Getty Research Portal (home of the Art & Architecture Thesaurus)

Primary Sources

Primary-source collection descriptions from WorldCat records and archival finding aids.

Amherst College Buildings and Grounds Collection
Documents and Images related to Amherst College facilities and properties, 1820-2011


Architectural Design [electronic and print]

Design Issues [electronic]

Grey Room [electronic and print]

Journal of Architectural Education [electronic]

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians [electronic and print]