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Architecture Library Guide
This guide is designed to provide location-specific information about the branch library in the Greene building, and services pertinent to users in the School of Architecture.
These images are licensed for use by the Rensselaer community. Rensselaer faculty, staff and currently enrolled students may display and or print these images without limitation for teaching and research purposes at Rensselaer. By accessing these images, you agree to the terms of the license agreement.
"Archivision" is an educational image resource for architecture, urban design, garden landscape, landscape architecture, and public art. Rensselaer Libraries has acquired the base package of the Archivision Digital Archive which is comprised of 16,000 images with extensive data. According to descriptions on their web site, the "Archive's Base Collection is a core architecture collection representing major Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th & 19th Century and Modern sites selected from our more than 100,000 slide archive."
Saskia Ltd. Cultural Documentation provides high quality digital images of works of art for scholarly study and research. Rensselaer Libraries has licensed approximately 3400 images from Saskia that are mounted on our campus-wide network and are for use by the Rensselaer community.
Sanborn Maps: Boro of Manhattan - find information and links on the Art & Architecture tab of this guide.
Finding Images to Use
The best ways to avoid copyright infringement are to use images of your own creation, or use those made freely available or covered under an appropriate Creative Commons license. And be sure to always give proper attribution to the source and/or creator of the images.
Some sources of images that may be available to use:
One thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with photographic images and architectural drawings, integrated maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, weblinks, and more.
Art Libraries Society of North America - a professional association whose members include architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, and others interested in visual arts information.
"American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million items from more than 100 historical collections."
International database for civil and structural engineers with information on the design and construction of projects around the world including profiles on the companies and individuals involved as well as product descriptions.