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Architectural Images

Oxford Art Online

The new home of Grove Art Online, this database contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day. Compiled over a period of 15 years, it represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own specialist field of study.

The database also gives access to 40,000 image links and 5,000 images from numerous international museums and galleries including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

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Oxford Art Online (off-campus)

To access Oxford Art Online off-campus, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.

Over 650,000 watermarked images of buildings worldwide. There is a per-photograph charge for purchase. Emporis also includes building data such as height and architect.

Free low resolution images from the extensive collections of the British Architectural Library.

Approximately 5,000 architectural drawings form 30+ contemporary projects, mostly based in the West Midlands, plus the complete archive of the Birmingham and Five Counties Architectural Association Trust at RIBA West Midlands.

Art and Architecture
40,000 images from the Courtauld Institute of Art, for purchase as prints or high resolution digital images.

Over 63,000 free thumbnail images from the Architecture Visual Resources Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Images of England
Free images and descriptions of listed buildings in England.

Cities/buildings database 
Over 5,000 free images of buildings and cities.

Great Buildings 
Images of 1,000 great buildings.

VADS: the Online Resource for Visual Arts
Over 100,000 art images free for use in Higher Education.

Free-to-use image website.

Flickr’s Creative Commons section
Free-to-use image website.

Internet for Image Searching Tutorial
An interactive guide to finding copyright cleared images.