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Building Types: Special Topics: Museums

Museums

Reference Resources

  • Gregory, Rob. Key Contemporary Buildings: Plans, Sections and Elevations. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA2705 .G745 2008
    MUS-OFC-4 NA2705 .G745 2008 DISC

    Examples of a variety of building types built since 2000. Book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with the drawings as .eps and .dxf files.

  • Naredi-Rainer, Paul. Museum Buildings: A Design Manual. Basel; Birkhauser, 2004.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA6690 .N37 2004
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA6690 .N37 2004


  • Rosenblatt, Arthur. Building Type Basics for Museums. New York: J. Wiley, 2001.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA6690 .R67 2001


  • Weston, Richard. Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA2705 .W44 2004
    MUS-OFC-4 NA2705 .W44 2004 DISC

    The title says it all. Book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with the drawings as .eps and .dxf files.

Books: Museums

  • Architectural Record
    HUNT FA-JOUR-4 / UNBDJOUR-3 / BND-JOUR-3
  • Architectural Record Building Types
    Architectural Record has special issues on museums in its print magazine and different content on its Web site.


  • Buzas, Stefan. Four Museums: Carlo Scarpa, Museo Canoviano, Possagno; Frank O. Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa; Rafael Moneo, the Audrey Jones Beck Building, MFAH; Heinz Tesar, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg. Stuttgart: Edition Axel Menges, 2004.
    HUNT STACKS-4 NA6695 .F68 2004


  • Greub, Suzanne. Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings. Munich: Prestel, 2008
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA6690 .M869 2008

Research Tips

  • Browse books on museums with call numbers NA6690-NA6700 in the STACKS-4 and OVRSZQ-4 locations.

  • Search for books on museums in Cameo, Carnegie Mellon's Library Catalog, using the name of the museum, or the name of the architect, or search terms like the following, using <Subject> search.
    • museums
    • museum architecture

  • Search for articles on museums in the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals using the name of the museum.

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Architectural Record Building Types

Architectural Record has special issues on museums in its print magazine and different content on its Web site.