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Guide to Basic Information Sources in the Visual Arts
Call Number: N7425 .M88
Publication Date: 1977-06-01
Resources and strategies for researching artists, works of art, primary sources, reference sources, etc. Covers English language works published before 1977
Guide to the Literature of Art History (1&2)
Call Number: N380.A12 .A67 AND N380.A12 M3 2005
Publication Date: 2004-11-01
Comprehensive listing of research resources for a number of subjects, including sales and auctions, iconongraphy, historiography, methodology, theory, works in all major media, decorative arts, patronage, collection, and more.
Information Sources in Art, Art History, and Design
Call Number: N58 .I646 2001
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Details of sources on art, art history and design. In addition university libraries, museums and galleries are listed, along with useful addresses of national and international associations, organisations, institutions and much more
Major Biographical Dictionaries
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists
Call Number: N33 .L353 2000
Publication Date: 2000-08-11
This reference work deals with all aspects of Western art from 1300 to the present day. It provides information on painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, technical processes, terminology, theory, schools, movements, patrons and collecting, and much more.
A Dictionary of Art Titles
Call Number: N33 .R56 2000
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
.This dictionary of 3,000 works of art explains the meaning behind the titles of works of art. The titles, mostly of paintings and sculpture, but also of some less traditional media, are arranged alphabetically by original title or English title (with post-18th century French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian works usually given in their own language, and occasionally other works as well); each entry provides an English title when necessary, the artist's name, when known, the date of creation, the present location unless a work is not extant, and an explanation of the title. A bibliography and an index of artists are included.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Call Number: N33 .C575 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-28
Provides succinct and accessible explanations of over 1,650 terms used in the wide variety of visual media that makes up the art world. · Features extensive coverage of periods and styles throughout art history · Includes many materials, techniques, technical and foreign terms ·
Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
Call Number: GT507 .E54 2010 v.1-10
Publication Date: 2010-07-15
10-volume work is the first comprehensive reference work to explore all aspects of dress and fashion globally - from pre-history to the present day. Arranged geographically and written by an international team of experts.
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
Call Number: N6260 .G75 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-23
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture is the most comprehensive reference work in this complex and diverse area of art history. Built on the acclaimed scholarship of the Grove Dictionary of Art, this work offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history.
The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art
Call Number: N6370 .G76 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-19
The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art deals with all aspects of Northern Renaissance art ranging from artists, architecture, and patrons to the cities and centers of production vital to the flourishing of art in this period.
Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography
Call Number: N7560 .E53 1998
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
Compares the uses of iconographic themes from mythology, the Bible and other sacred texts, literature and popular culture in works of art through various periods, cultures and genres.
The Encyclopedia of Sculpture
Call Number: NB198 .E53 2004
Publication Date: 2003-10-31
With an international scope, this fully illustrated reference spans the entire history of sculpture, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century.
Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography
Call Number: TR642 .E5 2006
Publication Date: 2005-11-15
The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner.