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Architecture & Urban Design: IDEAS Campus Studios

A UCLA Library research guide for courses held on the IDEAS campus.

Recommended Readings

Looking for articles? Consider searching the following article databases for critical theory articles:


Looking for a review article or background information? Encyclopedia articles such as those in Oxford Art Online include lists of recommended readings and can direct you to important authors. See for instance:

Additional Recommended books:

Architectural Theory and Criticism

Browse the UCLA Library Catalog under the following subjects:

  • Architectural criticism (Search also: Criticism and interpretation under names of individual architects)
  • Architecture - Philosophy (the subject term used in library catalogs instead of 'architectural theory')
  • Architecture and Philosophy
  • Architecture - Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics.
  • Design--Philosophy. 

Other Relevant Subject Headings

Search the UCLA Library Catalog under the following subjects:

  • Art and Philosophy
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Critics
  • Art--Philosophy
  • Critical Theory
  • Design--Philosophy
  • Digital Media--Philosophy
  • Feminism and Art
  • Feminist Art Criticism
  • Film Criticism
  • Motion Pictures--Philosophy
  • Women art critics