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This is a guide to resources related to the field of architecture available at Triton College, including books and online resources.

Background Information

The Macmillan Encyclopedia defines architecture as, "the art of designing and constructing buildings that are both functionally and aesthetically satisfying. Factors principally influencing an architect are: the use to which the building will be put; the materials obtainable; the resources available in money and labour; and contemporary artistic taste."  (Source: Credo)

There are many different kinds of architectural styles, here are a few: Modern, Neoclassical, Classical, Gothic/Gothic Revival, Victorian, Greek/Greek Revival, Colonial, Postmodern, Art Deco, Contemporary, Ancient Roman, Georgian, Vernacular, Medieval, Tudor, Baroque, Renaissance and Brutalist. 

Reference: Dictionaries and Ecyclopedias