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Architecture & Design

This guide is intended to help you get started with your architecture & design research.


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Architecture, Design, Landscape, Urban Design and Planning

Canadian Centre for Architecture / Centre Canadien d'Architecture Bookstore:

  • Specializes in contemporary architectural practice, architectural history and theory, city planning, landscape and garden history, photography, historical preservation, museum studies, and design from around the world
  • French and English books (American Planning Association):

Taylor & Francis Built Environment:

  • Includes architecture, landscape, history and theory, planning, urban design, regional planning, building and engineering titles.

Tuns Press:

  • Publishing arm of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University
  • Produces a range of documents on architecture and planning.

William Stout Architectural Books:

  • Bookstore specializing in architecture and design

Visual Arts in General

ABC Art Books Canada:

  • Canadian museum and gallery publications

Ars Libri ltd.:

  • Maintains the largest stock in America of rare, out-of-print, and scholarly books on the fine arts.
  • Ars Libri covers all periods and all fields of art history, from antiquity to the present, including architecture, archaeology, photography, and the decorative arts.

Art Consulting: Scandinavia:

  • Scandinavian books on art, architecture and design 

Arts Bibliographic:

  • Specialist art book suppliers  

Design Studio Press:

  • Specialty publisher that presents cutting-edge artistic works and educational books from world-renowned conceptual designers in the film, video game and industrial design fields (entertainment design).
  • The Gnomon Workshop has partnered with Design Studio Press in the production of Analog training DVDs.

F.A. Bernett:

  • "Rare and scholarly books on the Fine and Decorative Arts, Architecture and Archaeology"

Michael Shamansky, Bookseller Inc.:

  • Importer of European publications in the Fine Arts

Ruggles Books:

  • Classic works in any of the visual, industrial, and performing arts, as well as one-of-a-kind items, signatures, and out-of-print material.

New Museum:

  • Books and DVDs on contemporary art

Textile Museum Bookstore:

Worldwide Books:

  • Exhibition catalogues and other books on art