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View Resource Digital Archive of American Architecture

Professor Jeffery Howe, of Boston College, has provided the Digital Archive of American Architecture Website. This site gives a great overview of American architectural history including images ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. It begins with the earliest colonial structures, houses, churches, and industrial buildings of the seventeenth century, and progresses into the...

https://www.bc.edu./bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/
View Resource Castles on the Web

If you like castles, visit Castles on the Web for a nice collection of photos, history, and Q & A on castles around the world. Ask a question about a particular castle, browse a list of castle books, or see the list of castle events. An individual effort done with an obvious love of the topic.

http://www.castlesontheweb.com/
View Resource Aga Khan Visual Archives

This site is the homepage for the excellent collection of textual and visual resources on Islamic architecture at MIT's Rotch Library. For internauts, the highlight of the site is the World-Wide Tour of Islamic Monuments, which contains 167 sample images from the collection. These are divided into religious architecture, organized alphabetically by country or architectural feature, and...

https://libraries.mit.edu/experts/
View Resource Mathematica: A World of Numbers And Beyond

Mathematica is an exhibition presented by San Francisco's Exploratorium museum. Although the physical exhibition concluded on May 5, 2002, some online material about the makers of Mathematica is still available for browsing. Well known modernist designers Charles and Ray Eames created the exhibit 40 years ago to make math fun. The most interesting resources on the Web site are the three Real Video...

http://www.exploratorium.edu/mathematica/index.html
View Resource Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization

Created and sustained by the Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization (IAAO), a nonprofit organization seeking to encourage the study of Islamic arts research, this Web site not only provides information on Islamic arts and architecture, but also distinguishes the relationship between Islamic arts and other academic disciplines. For students, scholars, researchers, and all others interested in...

http://islamicart.com/
View Resource St. Paul's Cathedral

Perhaps one of the finest neo-Classical cathedrals in the world, the current St. Paul's cathedral is an example of the outstanding architecture of Christopher Wren, and a testimony to his dogged persistence and passion for his life's work. In keeping with the attention to detail that is indicative of Mr. Wren's work, the St. Paul's Web site has detailed information on visiting the cathedral, the...

https://www.stpauls.co.uk/
View Resource The Castles of Wales

Jeffrey L. Thomas has created this online trove of visual and written material dedicated to providing visitors to his site with information about the castles of Wales. Himself a devotee of Welsh culture, Mr. Thomas offers a site that features background reading on castle construction, the Welsh language, medieval Welsh history, and a glossary of terms related to castles. From the main menu, users...

http://www.castlewales.com/home.html
View Resource MoMA: The Changing of the Avant-Garde

This Web exhibition from MoMA presents a history of modern utopian and visionary architecture, using architectural drawings donated to the museum by the Howard Gilman Foundation in 2000. The drawings date from the late 1950s to the 1970s. The main menu is two spheres, Megastructures (larger, public buildings and complexes) and Postmodern Roots (smaller buildings, retail and houses), from which...

https://www.moma.org/gilman/main.html
View Resource The Buckminster Fuller Institute

Presaging the movements of political ecology, "smart growth", sustainable development and other trends of the past three decades, R. Buckminster Fuller remains one of the most misunderstood Renaissance individuals of the 20the century. Today, Mr. Fuller is most well known for inventing the geodesic dome, which he hoped would become a model for low-cost housing across the world. Over his life, Mr....

https://www.bfi.org
View Resource Archéire: Irish Architecture Online

Serving as a massive clearinghouse for information about contemporary and historic architecture and urban design practices in Ireland, this site contains the archives of several major organizations, including the Irish Architectural Archive and the Irish Landscape Institute. Maintained by Paul Clerkin, a native of Ireland, the site features a calendar of upcoming events and forums related to Irish...

http://archiseek.com/
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