Art: Other Suggested Resources

February 24, 2012

Archives of American Art: Terra Foundation Center for Digital Collections

Digital collection of papers and primary records of American visual arts and artists. From the Smithsonian Institution.

June 28, 2011

Quilt Index

Extensive collection of images of quilts in museums, private collections, etc. Can be searched or browsed by pattern, quiltmaker, time period, colors, and many other fields.

June 21, 2011

Dictionary of Art Historians

Biographical and methodological information about major art historians of Western art history.

March 23, 2011

Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.

May 7, 2009

UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology

Scholarly encyclopedia covering ancient Egyptian history and culture. Still a work in progress.

August 15, 2008

Cities and Buildings Database

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.

August 15, 2008

Fashion Plate Collection

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.

August 15, 2008

Timeline of Art History

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.

August 15, 2008

Google Image Search

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, reuse permissions, and composition.

August 15, 2008

Built in America

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.


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