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Linking to the   Great Buildings Online  for Everyone


We are very happy for you link to the Great Buildings Online, following these guidelines. Linking together is what makes the web work, and we welcome opportunities for reciprocal links, too. With literally thousands of pages in the Great Buildings Online web site, there are some points to consider when linking in.
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Roughly speaking, there are five different levels of information at which you can link to Great Buildings Online. We encourage you to connect at whatever level works best in terms of your own site. There are also some ways we don't want to be linked.

Let's explain those first so we can get them out of the way:

—  How Not to Link to the Great Buildings Online  —
One approach to linking to our site which we do not approve is direct links to the JPEG image files which are displayed on the image and drawing pages. Going directly directly to the jpeg image blocks our copyright and credit information, as well as valuable information and links for the end viewer. Please remember that every Great Buildings image is copyrighted by its photographer, with all rights reserved. Your respect for these rights is part of what makes this web site possible.

For more information on licensing GreatBuildings.com photography, please see Artifice Images.

—  How to add Your Own Great Buildings Search Field  —

One of the richest ways to connect your own site visitors to the information here in Great Buildings is to provide them with a direct search capability right from your own page. This is probably the most advanced way to link to us, but also perhaps the most rewarding, based on the favorable comments we have received from people using this approach.

To add your own Great Buildings Search Field like this to your own web page:

Search Great Buildings Online by name of Building, Architect, or Place: 
Examples: Savoye, Wright, Tokyo

Copy this exact HTML code from this window, and paste it into the HTML code of your own web page:

<center> <table> <tr>
  <td bgcolor="#FFCC00" width=400 height=48 align=center valign=middle>
    <form method=get action="http://www.GreatBuildings.com/cgi-bin/gbc-search.cgi"> <br>
    <font color="#404040">Search <a href="http://www.GreatBuildings.com/gbc.html"><b>Great Buildings Online</b></a>
    by name of Building, Architect, or Place: </font>
    <input type=hidden name="search" value="quicksearch"><br>
      <input type=text name="quicksearch" size=30> 
    <input type=submit value="Go"><br>
    <font size="-2"><i>Examples: Savoye, Wright, Tokyo</i></font>
</tr> </table> </center>

Let us know when you have added Great Buildings Search, and we'll create a link to your page! Just send the full URL of your page to "web_admin@artifice.com".

—  How to Link to the Great Buildings Online  —

1) Main Great Buildings Page

Great Buildings Online

2) Primary Categories

Simple Search Page
Advanced Search
Types & Styles
3D Models

3) Secondary Categories


Ancient Roman Architecture
Paris, France
Plazas and Piazzas
Greatest Hits

4) Building and Architecture pages


Roman Colosseum
Le Corbusier

5) Pages for Individual Images


Ronchamp Exterior Overview
Mount Angel Library Interior Overview

6) Linked Thumbnail Images

You are welcome to use a GreatBuildings.com thumbnail image in your web page, if and only if the thumbnail image is linked back to either a) the GreatBuildings.com image page corresponding to the thumbnail image, or b) the GreatBuildings.com building page corresponding to the thumbnail image. The thumbnail link must include either a 'target=_top' or 'target=_blank' parameter so the destination page at greatBuildings.com is unframed.

We define thumbnail images as images where neither the height nor width of the source image nor of the image displayed in a web page is greater than 150 pixels either horizontally or vertically. For information on using larger images from GreatBuildings.com, or for using thumbnail images without unframed links back to GreatBuildings.com, please see Artifice Images.

Example linked to Image Page:

Linked Thumbnail Image   HTML Code for This Example
  <a target="_top" href="http://www.GreatBuildings.com/cgi-bin/gbi.cgi/Mount_Angel_Library.html/cid_2154150.gbi">
<img src="http://www.GreatBuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_2154150.150.jpg" width=150 height=150>

Example linked to Building Page:

Linked Thumbnail Image   HTML Code for This Example
  <a target="_top" href="http://www.GreatBuildings.com/buildings/Mount_Angel_Library.html">
<img src="http://www.GreatBuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_2154150.150.jpg" width=150 height=150>


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