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The Art & Architecture Thesaurus

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus

This structured vocabulary currently containing more than 130,000 terms possibly “used to describe art, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, and archival materials.” Users can browse hierarchically, or use the search function.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture

ArchNet

ArchNet

“ArchNet is an online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world.” Includes an impressive digital library with many images of Islamic architechture.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–Religion & Theology–Faiths & Denominations–Islam

Jamestown Rediscovery

Jamestown Rediscovery

“Welcome to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project Jamestown Rediscovery is investigating the remains of 1607 Jamestown on the APVA property on Jamestown Island, Virginia.” Contains an online exhibit of the excavation site with pictures of artifacts found.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–South Atlantic States (Southern); Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–Colonial Period And Revolution (1600-1783)

Castles on the Web

Castles on the Web

Tours, collections, images and information about castles around the world. Offers an “ask us” area where castle-related questions may be submitted. Additional information is included about heraldry, medieval studies, myths and legends, and various other medieval building types.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History–Middle Ages (Medieval)

Digital Archive of American Architecture

Digital Archive of American Architecture

Extensive site providing timelines and chronologies of American architecture from the 17th century onward. Includes images of buildings, biographies of architects, lists of exemplary buildings and types, and a visual glossary of styles.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Artists & Architects; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture

Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America (1935-1955)

Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America (1935-1955)

“This Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and Florida. Included a …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–20th Century United States History; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Graphic Arts & Design

Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

This museum is located near Paris and includes many masterpieces. This website describes the history of the chateau through the buildings, gardens and famous royalty that have lived there. Take a tour with the interactive map.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Museums; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–18th Century History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Art; History; Art, Music & Museums–Museums–Art Museums; Our World–Europe–France; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Arts–Art; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History

Sources for Building History: A Guide to Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles

Sources for Building History: A Guide to Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles

“This extensive web site provides a comprehensive introduction to useful information sources for researching architectural history in the British Isles. It covers small-scale and grand houses; castles; business buildings; public buildings; and buildings of charitable purpose. A large section considers how to research ecclesiastical buildings. There …
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Europe–United Kingdom; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture

The Forum Romanum

The Forum Romanum

This award winning site was created by three high school students from the Netherlands. It covers information on the Roman Forum as well as interesting facts on Roman history and religion. The site provides biographical information on ancient Roman figures as well as covering aspects of daily life. It also provides users with a short quiz and an …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Region–Rome; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History–Antiquity; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture

Digital Archive of Art: Online Images from Boston College

Digital Archive of Art: Online Images from Boston College

A collection of images of paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries and sculpture from the ancient Greek period, the Renaissance, and the 19th and 20th centuries. Artists represented include Michelangelo, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh, Rodin, Daumier, Munch, Arp, Duchamp, Ernst, and many others.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Art; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Arts–Art

Planning and Building Libraries

Planning and Building Libraries

This excellent site includes not only considerations and tips for librarians planning their own renovations, expansions, or new buildings, but also provides library standards, hints for barrier-free design, resources for library automation, and a list of famous libraries with links to many images of award-winning designs.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–On The Job; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–Libraries

Urban Parks Online

Urban Parks Online

“Arguing that parks are central to the cultural life of cities, this interactive web site aims to encourage the sharing of information, ideas and models, and to act as a forum for discussion about how open spaces can evolve into real resources for their local communities. It includes information on the planning and design processes; finance, partne …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture

Art Nouveau World Wide

Art Nouveau World Wide

“The site provides an overview of the Art Nouveau movement. It features a sensitive map showing the centres of the Movement in Europe, plus a list by town and country of centres in Europe and America. These link to ideas, artists or buildings of relevance to Art Nouveau in that area. Also included are lists of artists, architects, designers, FAQ??s …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Graphic Arts & Design

Morfae

Morfae

Find news and other information about modern art, architecture, fashion, design, and interior decorating. Includes pictures, descriptions, and background information about artistic creations.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture

InventorSpot

InventorSpot

This site features the latest inventions, innovations and interesting ideas from around the world. The website is listed in the top 1000 sites in Technorati since its inception in mid-2008.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Fashion; Science & Technology–Engineering; Science & Technology–Communications; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Reference–Experts & How-To; Science & Technology–Transportation; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Computers & Internet; Science & Technology–Science & Technology News; Science & Technology–Electronics; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Graphic Arts & Design

Craftsman Perspective : A Guide to the History, Aesthetics, and Architecture of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Craftsman Perspective : A Guide to the History, Aesthetics, and Architecture of the Arts and Crafts Movement

This site explores the history and architectural features of the Arts and Crafts movement in American Architecture. Regional differences are explored and a comprehensive listing of additional resources and links is provided.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture

Worlds Intertwined: Greeks, Romans, and Etruscans

Worlds Intertwined: Greeks, Romans, and Etruscans

Virtual gallery from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Covers many aspects of ancient Roman life, including religion, trade and industry, domestic life, and death and burial.
Subject: Prehistoric Europe; Social Sciences–Anthropology; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Religion; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Arts & Humanities; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Social Life & Customs; Social Sciences–Archaeology; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–Prehistoric And Ancient History; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Arts; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Region–Rome; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–History–European History–Antiquity; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Sculpture; Social Sciences–Social Customs, Traditions, And Folklore–Material Traditions

The Influence of Roman Engineering and Architecture

The Influence of Roman Engineering and Architecture

An article on the effect Roman engineering (particularly of roads and water) had on its conquests and neighbors.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Arts; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Engineering; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–History, Biography & Geography–Classical Military History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Science & Technology; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–History–European History–Antiquity; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–Prehistoric And Ancient History

Architecture on the Web

Architecture on the Web

Highly extensive resource for all things architecture on the Web. Contains information on competitions, historic periods and styles (with images), CAD drawings and models, a list of Pritzker Prize winners, biographies of “the masters”, educational resources, and links to significant architectural monuments alphabetically by city. A very good star …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Arts & Humanities

American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920: a Study Collection from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920: a Study Collection from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

“This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. It represents the work of Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of prominent landscape architects throughout the country. T …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Arts & Humanities

The DiCammilo Companion to British & Irish Country Houses

The DiCammilo Companion to British & Irish Country Houses

“The Database of Houses is a continuing effort to list every country house built in Britain and Ireland, standing or demolished.?? The Database is updated daily and currently lists over 6,500 houses.?? This undertaking will compile as many details as can be found about the houses, families who occupied them, and their estates, in a standardized for …
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Europe–United Kingdom–History; Reference–Genealogy; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture

English Heritage

English Heritage

“English Heritage (EH) is the national body charged with the protection of the historic environment and promoting public understanding of it. Their web site includes a sensitive map providing illustrations and descriptions of all EH properties by region. It also features details of EH’s education services, grants, conservation and research activiti …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture