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Books you can take with you are in this number range:
History of Architecture:
- Great Buildings Online - A searchable database of information about architecturally important structures from across the globe.
- Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey - This site is hosted by the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
- National Register of Historic Places - A database that documents historical buildings, sites, and objects across the nation.
- National Trust Historic Sites - Explore images of sites worth preserving from around the U.S.
- National Trust: Architecture and Buildings - Learn about the history of architecture in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
- Spiro Kostof Lectures: Architecture 170B, Spring 1991 - View the 26-part video of an entire semester with a renowned architectural historian.
- Emporis - The world's largest repository of data about buildings. Emporis has info about skyscrapers, churchs, theaters, and cell phone towers.
- Top of the World's Tallest Tower - A video from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai.
Architecture News and Blogs:
- Archinect - An online magazine that aims to connect "progressive-design" architects from around the world.
- Architecture Week - Read about notable new buildings in the U.S. and look into forums to discuss issues in architecture such a green building.
- Architectural Record - The online version of the magazine for architects. Tons of photos.
- Designboom - Explore the wildest new public buildings from across the world on the blog.
- DesignGuide - This free online newsletter serves designers and architects.
- Dwell Magazine - This is a great publication for the design-aware homeowner.
- Engineering News Record - Explore articles about building sustainability, construction methods, and where government stimulus money is going.
- MoCo Loco - An online magazine about contemporary residential design; check out the Architecture section for photos.
- National Real Estate Investor - NREI dishes on the state of skylines from Dubai to Nashville.
- SpaceInvading - Take a look at these amazing projects going up around the world.
Selected Regional Architecture in the U.S.:
- Santa Fe Unlimited - Take a look at the Santa Fe Architectural style which combines the ancient Pueblo adobe style with Victorian elements.
- Googie Architecture - The space-age look of 1950's diners, particularly in Los Angeles, came to be called Googie architecture.
- CityCenter: Capital of the New World - CityCenter is a six-tower structure in Las Vegas conceived as "a city within a city".
- Women Architects - A directory of female architects; click through to learn something of their lives and works.
- Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - Read about Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work on this site, run by the foundation dedicated to his ideals.
- John Lautner Foundation - John Lautner was a Southern California architect who helped define the look of post-war Los Angeles.
- Unusual Architecture - This blog compiles images and facts about strange-looking buildings.
- Roadside America - This site documents odd buildings and other attractions viewable on road trips across the U.S.
- 50 Strange Buildings of the World - A quick review of some peculiar structures.
- Open Architecture - Open Architecture is an organization that wants to bring good design to 5 billions of the world's poor.
- American Institute of Architects: AIA - AIA is the professional association of architects on the U.S.
- OWA: Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals - OWA is the professional association of female architects.