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Landscape Architecture Resources

-- Key Resources to support Landscape Architecture research at Arizona State University

Selected List of Image Databases


 The Library of Congress
Gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
The site offers more than 5 million items from more than 90 historical collections - including these selected image collections:

Sample Library of Congress keyword search: 

 ARTstor Digital Library

The ARTstor Digital Library is comprised of digital images and related data and the tools to make active use of those images. The Collection contains approximately one million digital images of visual material from different cultures and disciplines.

The collection documents artistic traditions across many times and cultures and embraces  such topical areas as: architecture, garden and landscape, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, photography, and design -- as well as many other forms of visual culture.
ARTstor contains the following topical collections:

Additionally, ARTstor has images of some of the work by such land/environmental artists such as: Andy Goldsworthy, James Turrell, Beverly Pepper, Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, Alan Sonfist, et al. 


Open access image and primary source database, provided by the University of California. Includes historic images of California landscapes, maps, and gardens. 

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 (Arizona)

Provides digital access to historic maps of towns and cities in Arizona.



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