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ARCH 3120: City, Landscape and Ecology

Prof. Ralph Ghoche, Fall 2021

Citing in Architecture

Citation Basics

Because citations direct your reader back to the work of scholarship you are using in your research, they will differ slightly depending on the type of research material you are working with. For example, an article in a book will include information about the publisher of the book, while an article in a journal will include the name of the journal and its volume and issue number. It is best to include as much information about the resources you are working with as possible so anyone who wishes to look at those resources will be able to find them.

Typically, citations in architecture are done using the Chicago Manual of Style. Here is the bibliographic citation and note for a book compiled by more than one editor in Chicago:

Bibliographic citation: 

Frichot, Hélène, Catherina Gabrielsson, and Helen Runting, eds. Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Note:

Hélène Frichot, et. al., Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies, (New York: Routledge, 2018), 22 - 24.

Online Citation Style Guides

 

Making Image Captions

Image captions should include both the location of the work of art itself, as well as the location of where you found the image. Below is an example of an image from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection and how you would cite it depending on where you found the image.

Illustration by Le Cobusier

Elements of a Caption

Title or Description of Image: La Ville Verté 1000

Creator of Image: Le Corbusier

Date of Image's Creation: 1933

Medium: Illustration 

Where the Image is Located (If an original work): Not Applicable in this case

Where you acquired the Image: The Radiant City: Elements of a Doctrine of Urbanism to be Used as the Basis of our Machine-Age Civilization

[Detail] Le Corbusier, La Ville Verté 1000, 1933Illustration. The Radiant City: Elements of a Doctrine of Urbanism to be Used as the Basis of our Machine-Age Civilization by Le Corbusier. New York: Orion Press, 1967, p. 163.
 

Caption (artwork viewed in person):

Fig. 1. Le Corbusier, La Ville Verté 1000, 1933Illustration. Museum of Modern Art.

Caption (online): 

Fig. 1. Le CorbusierLa Ville Verté 1000, 1933. Illustration. Fondation Le Corbusier. http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr.

Caption (in print):

Fig. 1. Le CorbusierLa Ville Verté 1000, 1933. Illustration. The Radiant City: Elements of a Doctrine of Urbanism to be Used as the Basis of our Machine-Age Civilization by Le Corbusier. New York: Orion Press, 1967, p. 163.