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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives. Also, please note that the term "American" includes South, Central, and North America.

I. Manuscript and Archival
II. Books and Published Materials
  • The seven lamps of architecture, John Ruskin, 1849
  • A glossary of terms used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic architecture,John Henry Parker, 1850
  • Cottage residences; or, A series of designs for rural cottages and cottage villas, and their gardens and grounds, adapted to North America, A. J. Downing , 1852
  • A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America ; with a view to the improvement of country residences ... With remarks on rural architecture, A. J. Downing, 1860
  • On the antiquity of intellectual man, from a practical and astronomical point of view, C. Piazzi Smyth, 1868
  • Lectures on architecture and painting, delivered at Edinburgh in November, 1853 , John Ruskin, 1870
  • Twenty drawings of the Pringle house, on King street, Charleston, S. C., Alice R. Huger Smith, 1914
  • Decorated wooden ceilings in Spain; a collection of photographs and measured drawings with descriptive text, by Arthur Byne and Mildred Stapley, 1920
  • America after sixty years; the travel diaries of two generations of Englishmen, M. Philips Price, 1936
  • Plantations of the Carolina low country , Albert Simons & Samuel Lapham , 1939
  • A Charleston Sketchbook 1796-1806, Charles Fraser, 1940
  • The early ironwork of Charleston , Alston Deas, 1941
  • The early architecture of North Carolina; a pictorial survey by Frances Benjamin Johnston, with an architectural history by Thomas Tileston Waterman; foreword by Leicester B. Holland, F.A.I.A,, Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1941
  • The cathedrals of England , Harry Batsford and Charles Fry , 1944
  • Beneath so kind a sky, the scenic and architectural beauty of South Carolina, Carl Julien, 1947
  • Construction ... a living legend of the South, Daniel Construction Company, 1948
  • A Charleston Sketchbook 1796-1806, Charles Fraser, 1959
  • Color, Form and Space: Three-dimensional use of color for architects, designers and artists, Faber Birren, 1961
  • The making of the Christian West, 980-1140 , Stuart Gilbert, 1967
  • The early architecture of Charleston, Albert Simons and Samuel Lapham, Jr, 1970
  • The Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area, John Linley, 1972
  • Classical America IV , William A. Coles, 1977
  • The historic resources of Greenville, South Carolina , Building Conservation Technology, Inc, 1981
  • The American South: Towns & Cities, William A. Bake and James J. Kilpatrick, 1982
  • Pee Dee panorama revisited: Drawings by Ernest Little Helms III Robert R. Simpson, 1984
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House : the birth and rebirth of an American treasure, Barbara Kimberlin Broach, Donald E. Lambert, Milton Bagby, 2006
  • 50 buildings you should know , Isabel Kuhl, 2007
  • 50 architects you should know , Isabel Kuhl, Kristina Lowis, Sabine Thiel-Siling, 2008
  • A guide to historic Greenville, South Carolina , John M. Nolan, 2008
III. Reference and Other Materials in the Main Library
  • Art of the ancient world : painting, pottery, sculpture, architecture from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Greece, and Rome, H. A. Groenewegen-Frankfort, Bernard Ashmole, 1972
  • The Ancient Americas : Art from sacred landscapes , Richard F. Townsend, 1992
  • Analysing architecture , Simon Unwin, 1997, electronic resource
  • Beauty and Islam : aesthetics in Islamic art and architecture,Valérie Gonzalez, 2001
  • Islamic art and architecture 650-1250, Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, 2001
  • Medieval architecture ; Nicola Coldstream, 2002
  • Architecture and town planning in colonial North America, James D. Kornwolf and Georgiana W. Kornwolf, 2002
  • Public intimacy : architecture and the visual arts; Giuliana Bruno, 2007
  • The Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture edited by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair, 2009, electronic resource
  • Green design : from theory to practice , edited by Ken Yeang and Arthur Spector, 2011
  • Urban Green : Architecture for the Future .Neil B. Chambers, 2011
  • The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 21: Art and Architecture , Judith H. Bonner, 2013, electronic resource
  • Renaissance architecture ; Christy Anderson, 2013
IV. Furman Online Resources
V. Web Sites