How any times have you found yourself in this predicament? You have just found some excellent library reference materials only to find out that you are unable to check them out. Greatbuildings.com is an excellent architectural reference site on the web, which will help solve this dilemma. This website contains a wealth of information for everybody, no matter your interest level: student, architect, interior designer, art lover or architectural historian.
Great Buildings.com, edited by Kevin Matthews and based in Oregon, offers unfettered access to architecture from around the world, spanning every style from Romanesque to Post Modern and every timeline from B.C. to the present day. This website provides an array of useful historical information as well as up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest buildings, designers, trends, and ideas.
This website is incredibly user friendly, allowing you to search for a specific architect, building or place. For example: if you type Los Angeles under “places”, your search results will be a list of buildings designed by well-known architects.
There is even a listing of recommended books on architecture as well as a link to abc ArchitectureWeek xyz for added convenience. This kind of detailed information can be obtained on such renowned buildings as the Parthenon in Greece, the Experience Music Project by Frank Gehry in Seattle and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Greatbuildings.com is your comprehensive architectural resource that’s only a mouse click away.
Reviewer: Varinia Rangel, FIDM Library Staff Member