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A guide to print and electronic resources available at The New School Libraries.

Resources for Materials

Architectural Materials Book List

How to Research Architecture Design Materials

Use these databases to find information about the future of design materials.

Stylus is an excellent source for information on how materials are being used in current, cutting-edge design and products. Search tip: use the color and materials directory and filter to the architecture and spaces topic. 

WGSN Interiors is an excellent source for information that connects macro trends, consumer attitudes, and design direction. Search tip: browse the design futures section. 

Search design databases to see how materials are being discussed in art and design magazines and journals.

Search the library catalog for a book on the material.  Books are nice because they are comprehensive and they combine images and text.  You can perform an advanced search, searching in the Subject field, with Material Type-->Books. 

You can also combine the material with additional keywords, such as glass + architecture or resin + design.

You can also search the full text of our eBook databases:

Use these databases to find encyclopedia entries on your material.  Further readings can be located by searching the library catalog.