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A guide to architecture resources in the UNLV Libraries.

Finding Architecture Materials

You can search the Library Catalog for books about architecture by Keyword, Title, Author, and Subject. If you know the exact title of a book, you can use the title search or enter do a keyword search for the title in quotes (ex. "The Story of Modern Architecture").


You can also search by subject heading. This is not an exhaustive list of architecture subject headings. As you find items relevant to your research, take note of the subject headings listed. Using those will help you find similar relevant materials. Some useful subjects include:


  • Architecture
  • Architecture -- [Century]
  • Architecture -- [Country]
  • Architecture -- Aesthetics
  • Architecture -- History
  • Architecture and climate
  • Architecture and energy conservation
  • Architecture and technology
  • Architectural drawing
  • Architectural photography
  • Computer-aided design
  • Interior decoration
  • Interior decoration -- [Country]
  • Interior decoration -- Health aspects
  • Landscape architecture
  • Landscape architecture -- [Country]
  • Landscape architecture -- Designs and plans
  • Landscape architecture -- Environmental aspects
  • Landscape architecture -- History
  • Landscape architecture -- Pictorial works

The print collection of architecture materials is located in the Architecture Studies Library.

  • HT101-395 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
    • HT161-165 Garden cities. "The city beautiful"
    • HT165.5-169.9 City planning
    • HT170-178 Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment
    • HT330-334 Metropolitan areas
    • HT351-352 Suburban cities and towns
    • HT361-384 Urbanization. City and country
  • NA1-9428 Architecture
    • NA1-60 General
    • NA100-130 Architecture and the state
    • NA190-1555.5 History
    • NA1995 Architecture as a profession
    • NA2000-2320 Study and teaching. Research
    • NA2335-2360 Competitions
    • NA2400-2460 Museums. Exhibitions
    • NA2500-2599 General works
    • NA 2599.5-2599.9 Architectural criticism
    • NA2695-2793 Architectural drawing and design
    • NA2835-4050 Details and decoration
    • NA4100-8480 Special classes of buildings
    • NA9000-9428 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
  • NK1700-2195 Interior decoration. House decoration 
  • SB469-476.4 Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
  • TH1-9745 Building construction
    • TH845-895 Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings
    • TH2025-3000 Details in building design and construction
    • TH4021-4977 Buildings: Construction with reference to use
    • TH6014-6081 Environmental engineering of buildings
    • TH7700-7975 Illumination. Lighting
    • TH8001-8581 Decoration and decorative furnishings
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