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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 requested through Interlibrary Loan if you allow a week or more.


  • 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. Pitt’s Frick Fine Arts Library is the best regional collection of art history materials.

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


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 the full-text of an article.

  • EBSCOhost
    Use <Ebscohost> to search multiple architecture databases at one time. Select the <Art & Architecture Source> and <Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals> boxes. Click CONTINUE.

  • Art & Architecture Source
    An excellent index to art journals and selected architecture journals. Includes some citations that the Avery Index misses, and features many full text articles. Select <Choose Databases> and check <Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals> box for a more complete search.

  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    The most extensive index to articles in architecture journals. Use the "Advanced Search" mode for more flexible online searching. Select <Choose Databases> and check
    <Art & Architecture Source> box for a more complete search.
  • 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 and more.

  • 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 in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. These titles may also be found by searching Cameo.
  • Arnold, Dieter. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA215 .A74513 2003 

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

  • Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture
    HUNT FA-REF-4 N5610 .G76 2007 N5610 .G76 2007
  • Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • Oxford Art Online
    An illustrated, encyclopedic work containing 45,000 articles with bibliographies, written by more than 6,800 international scholars on all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day.
  • Pedley, John Griffiths. Greek Art and Archaeology. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1993.
    HUNT STACKS-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
  • Adam, Robert. Rvins of the palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia. [London]: Printed for the author, 1764.
    SPEC-RBF-4 NA320 .A5 1764

  • 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

  • Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. [Folio edition]. London: B. Quaritch, 1910.

    HUNT SPEC-RBQ-4  NK1510 .J78 1910


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

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