Art: Other Suggested Resources

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

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

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

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

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 and composition.

August 15, 2008

Legacy Project

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.

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.

August 15, 2008

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

The Getty Institute's searchable vocabulary of terms for describing objects, textural materials, images, architecture, and material culture from antiquity to the present.


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