A subject guide highlighting key resources for the study of architectural history at ESALA.
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Please also refer to your course’s online Resource List on Learn. The following are example texts, not a complete or comprehensive reading list:
Borden, I., et al, (2014) Forty ways to think about architecture: architectural history and theory today, Chichester: Wiley.
Crysler, C.G., et al, (2012) Sage handbook of architectural theory, London: Sage.
Davies, P. (2016) Architectural history retold, London: Routledge.
Friedman, A.T. (2006) Women and the making of the modern house: a social and architectural history, New Haven: Yale.
Haynes, N., et al, (2017) Building knowledge: an architectural history of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh: Historic Environment Scotland.
Hueber, J. (2014) Keys for architectural history research in the digital era, Paris: Publications de l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art.
Leach, A. (2010) What is architectural history? Cambridge: Polity.
Key journals held by the University of Edinburgh Libraries, in print or online via DiscoverEd:
Key databases subscribed to by the University of Edinburgh libraries:
For the complete list of architecture-related databases please click here.
For the complete list of history of art-related databases please click here.
For the complete list of history-related databases please click here.
Architectural Histories is the free open access journal of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN).
The Society of Architectural Historians Great Britain/UK has a wealth of information at Society of Architectural Historians
The Society of Architectural Historians USA's website lists a huge number of useful free open access resources here
We have various databases dedicated to searching for theses and dissertations.