Art: Other Suggested Resources
The Metropolitan Museum's chronological guide to the history of art spanning prehistory to the present, illustrated with pieces from its collections. Searchable, with thematic and geographic indexes.
Fashion plates from 1806-1914, originally published in some of the leading French and English fashion journals of the day. Publications include: La Belle Assemblee, Le Bon Ton, Le Follet, Journal Des Dames et Des Modes, and Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine. Provided by the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections project.
Collection of over 10,000 digitized images of buildings and cities throughout the world. Search by building name, city, country or other keyword. Provided by the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections project.
Broadly searches captions, adjacent text, and other descriptive elements for relevant images. Users can limit the results by time period and subject, as well as image size and composition.
Visual archive for cultural expressions of loss reflecting the major conflicts or tragedies of the 20th century. Topics include: Apartheid in South Africa, Cambodian Killing Fields, the Holocaust, Latin American Repression, Middle East Conflict, the Spanish Civil War, World War I, and World War II. An extensive filmography is also included.
Contains over 20,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1100 and 1850. Includes brief biographies of significant artists and commentary on selected artworks. Searchable by criteria such as period, school, form, type and location.
Collection of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories of historic structures and sites in the United States dating from the 17th through the 20th century. Draws from the collection of the Historic American Building Survey and the Historic American Engineering Survey from 1933 to the present.
The Getty Institute's searchable vocabulary of terms for describing objects, textural materials, images, architecture, and material culture from antiquity to the present.
Survey of art history web sites arranged by time period and country or region, with most continents represented. Museum and research resources are also included.
Online catalog of the Museum of Modern Art Library, Archives, and Study Centers. A good source for locating bibliographic information on exhibition catalogs.