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Architecture & Design
These are some of the more exotic examples of Googie, a style of architecture that thrived in the 1950s and early 1960s. It began as commercial architecture designed to make the most of strip shopping centers and other roadside locations. It fit the needs of the new California "car culture" and the dreams of the even newer space age.
From Glass Steel and Stone: A Global Architecture Encyclopedia, this is truly a worldwide site. Search for unique buildings by continent, country, city, or U.S. state.
Topics covered by this selective guide include architecture, building and construction, design, housing, planning, preservation, facility management, energy and the environment, and landscape architecture. From the University of Las Vegas, NV, Architecture Studies Library.
A geographical listing of the 582 properties which the World Heritage Committee has inscribed on the World Heritage List (445 cultural, 117 natural and 20 mixed properties in 114 States/Parties).
"This site offers a complete guide to Frank Lloyd Wright's built work, along with pages concerning other aspects of this important architect, such as his life and quotations. Also included in these pages are hundreds of organized links to other sites of Wright and related interest."
An overview of the history of American architecture with many images. Includes alphabetical lists of architects and styles with brief definitions and related links.
This archive of images of buildings begins with Prehistoric, Greek, and Roman architecture, and continues through modern times.
This is a list of master architects from around the world and across history who are documented in the Great Buildings Online. Where a place name is given, it refers to the location of major works, not necessarily to the architect him or herself.
A chronological listing (start date is 1791) of links to photos of the City's architectural past.