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Art & Art History

Art images and resources for many topics, including American Art, Medieval Art, Modern Art, Renaissance and Baroque Art, Scandinavian Art, and Women Artists

Designed Environment Resources

We have a number of books and other resources on local architectural history.

  • Try searching for the names of architects or for books on Twin Cities architecture using the General Search of our collection for books, articles, videos, and more.
  • Or try a specialized journal database, such as Art Full Text or JSTOR, to find scholarly articles.

Here are some examples of basic search terms you can use to start out:


  • Cass Gilbert
  • Minneapolis architecture
  • St. Paul architects

Find more information in the reference works and website links on this page.

Note about Artstor

While you may not find every architect or building represented in Artstor, it can provide you with digital images to use in your research and presentations. For example, see a sample search for “Cass Gilbert.”

Local Resources

While you will be able to find some books and articles here at the library, you're going to need to do some research beyond Augsburg for this project.

Here's a list of local institutions related to Twin Cities architecture that you may wish to contact.

You may also wish to contact the building's owners or management company for information on the architect or building.

Suggested Reading

Here are some examples of the books you can find in our collection.

Print only reference books can be found in the Reference Section, near the Learning Commons on the first level of the library.

Non-reference books are found on the floors indicated. Note that some books may be in the separate "Oversize" section instead of the regular shelves. Ask at the Learning Commons Desk if you need assistance.