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Why Books?

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Question: What value lies in books?  Why, for example, would a researcher choose a book over a journal?

Answer: Books remain a principle source type for research in art, architecture, and design. Much of the content needed for these topics only exist in the printed book. This is due, in part, to the image content. Important book sources for art research include exhibition catalogs and catalog raissone. 

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Architecture Books in the Stacks

General Architecture NA 50-60
Architectural History NA 190 - 1614
Architectural Theory NA 2500
Architectural Details NA 2840
City Planning and Aesthetics NA 9000 - 9428
Landscape Architecture SB 469 - 476.4
Building Construction TH 1 - 9745

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