Architecture Collection

ARCHITECTURE STRUCTURES AND SPACES

Resources to build your knowledge of architecture. Architecture is a growing multi-purpose collection for both practicing architects and general readers interested in learning more about a variety of architectural-related topics - from the history of ancient architecture... to the use of color and light in architectural designs... to biographies and documentaries of famous architects from around the world.

LEARNING THE NUTS AND BOLTS
While we're not an architectural library, readers can still find plenty of books and materials that will give a solid grounding in architectural concepts and skills. From creating effective architectural renderings and models to learning how to ensure buildings are accessible to people with disabilities, the collection can get you started on a great architectural education.
HOME SWEET HOME
With residential designs that you'd love to live in, many architects as well as general readers use the Architecture Collection to find ideas or get a better picture of what they went in a home. Don't know what the Greek Revival style means? Want some illustrations of brick or stone homes? Planning on designing a home so that it takes advantage of great morning sun? You'll find the solutions with this collection - and get closer to the house of your dreams. The Architecture Collection also includes a wide selection of floor plans. Browse them to see how architects solve certain problems - or take them to your own architect or builder to show what plans you have in mind.
ARCHITECTURE, PAST TO PRESENT
If you're interested in buildings from ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy, Cape Cod houses to Southwest structures, you can find a complete assortment of materials detailing the long and fascinating history of architecture.
REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE FROM AROUND THE U.S.
There are also examples of buildings with unique regional styles that make up a significant portion of the Architecture collection. From New York to California, the Mid-South to the Northwest, you'll find books and other materials to satisfy your curiosity.
ARCHITECTURE
Originally expanded by the Goodwyn Library, the Architecture collection has been generously supported by the Jones family and The Ritchie Organization.
LOCATION
2nd Floor, Humanities Department
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
CONTACT
(901) 415-2726 (Humanities Deportment)
(901) 415-2700 (Librry Information Center)
www.memphislibrary.org
OPEN
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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