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Modern Architecture


Resources to aid research and inspiration for architecture classes at SU- both art historical and studio design.

This LibGuide will provide you with tools and instructions for navigating the SLC's resources, both online and in print, on this subject.




Getting Started

Not sure where to begin or looking to find out background info about your topic? Try this specialized online reference source:


Research Process- Where Do I Start?!

When first learning about a topic, use background sources like encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, etc. to get a clearer idea of what you're looking for.

Look to your assignment to see what types of sources your professor is asking you to use. If you're already comfortable with a topic, you may start looking for scholarly articles right away.

You can begin your research in any of these places. Remember different types of sources contain different kinds of information. 


Writer's Corner

Helpful resources:

Debby Ellis Writing Center and its Guide For Writing in Art History

Sylvan Barnet. A Short Guide to Writing about Art, Prentice Hall, 2011.

- Useful, in-depth guide to visual analysis, with copious examples of this skill upon well-known art works. Discusses the different ways in which artists, art historians, and critics engage with, and write about art. Kept on permanent reserve- ask for a copy at the Info Desk.