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Architecture: Books

Books

Much critical writing and new scholarship about architecture continues to appear in books and articles.

 

Catalogs  and Collections

  • CMU Libraries: Everything
    Use the library's <Everything> search to find books and eBooks and more.

     
  • CMU Libraries: Books & More
    Use the library's <Books & More> search to find books and eBooks in CAMEO, Carnegie Mellon's library catalog.

     
  • Worldcat
    Find books and more in library collections around Pittsburgh, the country, and the world. Worldcat acts as a massive bibliography of published materials.

     
  • Pittcat
    Find books and more at University of Pittsburgh Libraries.

     
  • Google Books
    A collection of millions of books and more digitized from libraries around the world. Google Books may provide only previews or other excerpts since many items are protected by copyright.

  • HathiTrust Digital Library
    A collection of millions of books and more digitized from libraries around the world. The Hathitrust Digital Library
    may provide only previews or other excerpts since many items are protected by copyright.


Some Architecture Bookstores and Online Booksellers

Research Tips

  • To locate a book at Carnegie Mellon note the library (e.g. HUNT or ENGR&SCI), the location (e.g. FA-REF-4, STACKS-4, or OVRSZQ-4) and the call number (e.g. NA2708 .Y439 2007).  For example:
    HUNT FA-REF-4  NA2708 .Y439 2007
    Use this information to find the book on the shelves.

     
  • Books that Carnegie Mellon does not own may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
     
  • Browse books in Hunt Library or the Engineering and Science Library.  See: Library of Congress Browsing Guide: Arts

Book Series

PAMPHLET ARCHITECTURE

 
Pamphlet Architecture, founded in 1977 as an alternative to mainstream architectural publishing, encourages architects and writers to put forth their ideas, theories and designs in modest, affordable booklets. Pamphlet Architecture has helped to launch the careers of architects from Steven Holl and Lebbeus Woods to Zaha Hadid.