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Interior Design: Images

Featured Interior Design books in WU Library

Architectural Images in Online Sources

ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million high-resolution images. Includes an extensive collection of photographs and plans of architectural works including building exteriors, interiors, elements, fixtures, furniture and more.

Google Image Search: combs the web for images based on user-specified keywords. Sort by image size, image type, and color.

Great Buildings Collection: over 1,000 buildings and hundreds of leading architects represented with photographs and architectural drawings, maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more.

Library of Congress American Memory Architecture and Landscape Collections: provides access to photos and drawings of American buildings and works of landscape architecture.

Architectural Images in Books, Magazines and Journals

Especially if you are looking for large, high-resolution images, your best bet (besides ARTstor) is to use books, journals, or magazines.

 Images in Books: Use the WU Library catalog to search by architectural style, architect name, building type, or building name. Keyword searching is usually the most effective way to begin. 

See also: the design/construction/detailing section of this guide for library catalog search strategies that will retrieve books featuring images on a variety of architecture and interior architecture topics. 

For images in journal & magazine articles, see also: the Articles and Databases section of this guide for tips on where to look for magazine and journal articles that may contain architectural images on the style, building, or architect you are researching.