Reference books are usually encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases, etc. They are intended to provide quick, reliable information, summaries of complex matters, and, very importantly, bibliographies--suggestions for futher reading.
These reference materials are invariably written by experts in their fields, so they are more trustworthy than Wikipedia--all have gone through a process of editorial review. For an illustrated explanation, see the home page presentation, "What is a referred or scholarly article?"
Note: Many reference sources are available full-text, online.
Dictionary of Art
The best scholarly dictionary for all aspects of fine and applied arts, including design and architecture. Current. Now online!
Artist's & graphic designer's market : where & how to sell your illustration, fine art, graphic design & cartoons N8600.A75
A visual dictionary of architecture NA31 .C44 1995 +
A dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture NA31 .C864 2006
Dictionary of architectural abbreviations, signs, and symbols NA31 .D5
Encyclopedia of 20th century architecture 3v. NA680 .E495 2004
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