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Architecture: 48-368: Rediscovering Antiquity: Guide


As you use each source, look for citations in bibliographies and footnotes that will lead you to other sources.

If you find references to items that Carnegie Mellon does not own they may be ordered through Interlibrary Loan if you allow a week or more.

Books: Library Catalogs

Use library catalogs to look for books and more.

  • Cameo
    Find resources at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.

  • Pittcat
    Find resources at University of Pittsburgh Libraries including Frick Fine Arts Library and Hillman Library. To borrow from Pitt use Interlibrary Loan or show current Carnegie Mellon ID at Hillman Library circulation desk. Pitt’s Frick Fine Arts Library is the best regional collection of art history materials.

  • Worldcat
    Find resources elsewhere and request via Interlibrary Loan.


Books: Browsing

You may also want to browse for books. Try these call number ranges on the second and fourth floors in Hunt Library:

  • DE : History - Greco-Roman Wold
  • DF1-241 : History - Ancient Greece
  • DG1-365 : History - Ancient Italy
  • DR - History : Ancient Turkey
  • DS1-326 : History - Ancient Near East
  • DT43-70 : History - Ancient Egypt
  • N5330-5899 : History - Ancient Art
  • NA210-NA340 : History - Ancient Architecture
  • NB69-169 - History : Ancient Sculpture


Articles: Databases

Use article databases and related tools to look for articles. Article databases give citation information (i.e. author, title, journal name, date, etc.) about articles in periodicals, and may include an abstract or even the full-text of an article.

  • Art Source
    Find articles, reviews, and art reproductions in
    periodicals covering all aspects of art and art history including related disciplines of architecture, archeology, design, film, museology and photography.

  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA)
    Covers western art (including architecture and archeology) from late antiquity to the present. Includes articles, some books, conference proceedings and dissertations, and exhibition catalogs.

  • Historical Abstracts
    Database of citations and abstracts to journals articles, book reviews, and dissertations in the areas of history, anthropology, political science, religion, etc. for all countries except the United States and Canada, from 1450 to the present.

    Provides access to back issues of many scholarly journals.

  • Project Muse
    Access to current full-text articles in humanities and social sciences journals.


Reference Resources

  • 18th Century Collections Online
    Contains 150,000 books published during the 18th century. Fulltext searching enables access to approximately 26 million pages of primary information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. These titles may also be found by searching Cameo, where they appear as e-resources.

  • Arnold, Dieter. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA215 .A74513 2003

  • Art History Resources (Whitcomb, Chris.)
    Text and images from pre-history to the present. Very extensive free-web resource.

  • ARTstor
    An digital image library that includes thousands of images of art, architecture, and archaeology.

  • Credo Reference
    Searches many encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations including Encyclopedia of Archaeology: Histories and Discoveries.

  • Encyclopedia of Archaeology: Histories and Discoveries

  • Encyclopedia of Sculpture. 3 vols. New York and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NB198 .E53 2004

  • The Dictionary of Art. 34 vols. New York: Grove, 1996.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 N31 .D5 1996
    A comprehensive historical encyclopedia of the arts with much coverage of historic sites and architecture. Online or in print.

  • Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture

  • Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History ( Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • International Dictionary of Historic Places. 5 vols. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1994
    HUNT REF-1 CC135.I585 1994

  • Oxford Art Online (part of Oxford Art Online)
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Searches many specialized dictionaries and reference works including Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture.

  • Pedley, John Griffiths. Greek Art and Archaeology. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1993.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 DF130 .P44 1992

  • Richardson, Lawrence. A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992
    HUNT FA-REF-4 DG68 .R5 1992

  • Traulos, Ioannes N. Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens. New York: Praeger, 1971.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA280 .T68


Rare Books

These books will be examined in one of your classes.

  • Vitruvius Pollio. De architectvra libri decem ... omnibus omnium editionibus longè emendatiores, collatis veteribus exemplis. Lyon: Apvd I. Tornaesivm, 1552.
    HUNT SPEC-RBS-4 NA2515.V6 1552

  • Vignola. Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura. Roma: Stamparia di D. de Rossi, [16--?].
    HUNT SPEC-RBS-4 NA2810 .V55

  • Desgodets, Antoine Barbuty. Les Edifices antiques de Rome. 1682; Farnborough: Gregg, 1969 [reprint].
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA311 .D4 1969

  • Palladio, Andrea. The four books of Andrea Palladio's architecture, wherein, after a short treatise of the five orders, those observationas that are most necessary in building, private houses, streets, bridges, piazzas, xisti, and temples are treated of. London: I. Ware,1738.
    HUNT SPEC-RBQ-4 NA 2517 .P253 1738

  • Pococke, Richard. A description of the East, and some other countries. 2 vols. London: Printed for the author by W. Boyer..., 1743-45.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 D547 .P74

  • Wood, Robert. The Ruins of Palmyra, Otherwise Tedmor, in the Desart. London, 1753.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 NA335 .P2 W8 1753

  • Wood, Robert, Giovanni Battista Borra, Pierre Fourdrinier, and Thomas Major. Les Ruines De Balbec, Autrement Dite Heliopolis Dans La Coelosyrie. A Londres: [s.n.], 1757.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 NA335 .B2 R85 1757

  • Stuart & Revett The Antiqvities of Athens. 5 vols.  London: Printed by J. Haberkorn, 1762-1830. 
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 NA280 .S9

  • Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. Description de l'Egypte: ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armee française. 19 vols. in 23. Paris: Impr.impériale, 1809-1828. 
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 DT46 .F8 1809B

  • Schliemann, Heinrich. Mycenæae; a narrative of researches and discoveries at Mycenæ and Tiryns. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1878.
    HUNT SPEC-RBS-4 DF221 .M9 S34

  • Piranesi. Oeuvres choisies de J.-B. Piranesi. Paris: A. Vincent 1913.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 NA1120 .P68 1913

  • Espouy, H. d' (Hector d'). Fragments d'architecture antique d'apres les releves & restaurations des anciens pensionnaires de l'Academie de France a Rome. 2 vols. Paris: C. Schmid, [189-?]-1905.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 NA261 .E6

  • Espouy, H. d' (Hector d'). Monuments antiques: releves et restaures par les architectes pensionnaires de l'Academie de France a Rome. 3 vols. Paris: C. Massin, 1910. 
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 NA261 .S4

  • Laloux, Victor Alexandre Frederic. Restauration d'Olympie. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1889.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 DF 97 .L21

  • Lechat, Henri. Epidaure, restauration & description des principaux monuments du sanctuaire d'Asclepios. Paris: Librairie-imprimeries reunies, 1895.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 DF261 .E6 L3

  • Collignon, Maxime. Pergame; restauration et description des monuments de l'Acropole. Paris: Societe francaise d'editions d'art, 1900.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 DS156 .P4 C6

  • Zahn, Wilhelm, and Otto Jahn. Die Schonsten Ornamente Und Merkwurdigsten Gemalde Aus Pompeji, Herculanum Und Stabiae =: Les Plus Beaux Ornements Et Les Tableaux Les Plus Remarquables De Pompei, D'Herculanum Et De Stabiae. Berlin: G. Reimer, 1828.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 NA3370 .Z3 VOL. 1

Pattern Books

  • Gibbs, James. Rules for drawing the several parts of architecture, in a more exact and easy manner than has been heretofore practised, by which all fractions, in dividing the principal members and their parts, are avoided. London: W. Innys, 1753.
    HUNT SPEC-RBF-4 NA2841 .G5

  • Pain, William. The practical house carpenter; or, Youth's instructor; containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture ... To which is added a list of prices for materials and labour, labour only, and day prices. London: Printed for J. Taylor,1799.
    HUNT SPEC-RBS-4 NA2515 .P3

  • Haviland, John. The builder's assistant: containing the five orders of architecture, selected from the best specimens of the Greek and Roman, with the figured dimensions of their height, projection, and profile, and a variety of mouldings, modillions & foliage ... with working drawings, shewing their method of construction ... . 3 vols. Philadelphia: John Bioren, 1818-1821.
    HUNT SPEC-RBS-4 TH145 .H35 1818