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A collection of treatises on art and architecture printed and published between 1470 and 1775.
A collection of treatises on art and architecture printed and published between 1470 and 1775. Structured around the two Italian editions of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists. First or early editions have been preferred and translations are from the publication period. There are two exceptions to this policy for English translations. A 1912-1914 translation of Vasari's Lives and a 1907 translation of the introductory section On Technique are included because no reliable contemporary translations exist. The entire text of each work is included and the complete database contains approximately 4,000 images.
The Codex Gigas contains five long texts as well as a complete Bible. The manuscript begins with the Old Testament, and it is followed by two historical works by Flavius Josephus who lived in the first century AD. These are The Antiquities and The Jewish War.
Electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on early America. Included are electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and online resources. Made possible by the Chipstone Foundation, the project is produced by the University of Wisconsin Madison General Library System.
The Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME) offers free and open access to the rich cultural legacy of the Middle East and North Africa by bringing together collections from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions.
Brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America's heritage, to the efforts and data of science. DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.
Bibliotheque Nationale de France's digital library.
Provides free electronic access to one of the world's largest collections of digitized books, periodicals, documents, manuscripts, images and audio-visual resources. One can browse (Decouverte), search (Recherche), or explore thematic groupings of materials (Dossiers).
Free access to an online repository of 250 Getty publications dating from 1966.
Offers free access to an online repository of more than 250 Getty publications covering a 45-year publishing history, dating from 1966. Collection catalogues, translations of art historical research, exhibition catalogues, journals and material on conservation are freely available as high-quality scans to read online, or to download as PDFs. Titles will be added on an ongoing basis. The titles are fully searchable, most accompanied by a description, table of contents and author biographies.
The Getty Research Portal is an online platform providing global access to digitized art history texts. Aggregating 170,000 digitized volumes from nearly 40 contributing institutions around the world at present, the Portal provides free and open access to the digitized literature of art history. The Portal is comprised of catalog records that link to full, digitized texts hosted by the contributing institutions or their service providers.
Published by the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), this online catalogue raisonné features publications of the Los Angeles print and sculpture workshop from its beginning in 1966 through 1996. Includes more than seventeen hundred print and sculpture editions by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, and Jasper Johns.
Exhibition checklists and pamphlets, published between 1895 and 1953, of the Macbeth Gallery and held by the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Art Reference Library.
Manuscripts from Corpus Christi's Parker Library. Strong in Old English texts.
Includes works in theology, music, medieval travelogues and maps, apocalypses, bestiaries, royal ceremonies, historical chronicles and Bibles as well as a collection of English illuminated manuscripts. Of interest to scholars working in many fields including historians of art, music, science, literature, politics and religion.
The Getty Provenance Index® (GPI) provides access to archival inventories, sales catalogs, and dealer stock books.
The Getty Provenance Index: Additional Databases provides access to the Collectors Files, Payments to Artists, and Public Collections.
Created by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Art Exhibition Catalog Index has descriptive information on nearly 136,494 art works shown in over 1,057 exhibitions held in this country and Canada up through 1876 (the Centennial year). Includes American and European artists and includes all media of art works - painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, etc.
A project of the Michigan State University Museum, this index is a searchable repository of digital images, audiovisual resources and documents representing over 50,000 quilts and associated quiltmakers and quilt-related activities, along with ephemera and interpretive materials.
This lecture archive includes more than 650 lectures from 1952 to present by visual artists, poets, architects, philosophers, journalists, curators, historians, and choreographers delivered by artists and visiting faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Note that the audio archive is not available online, but can be accessed on site at the following institutions: Archives of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Colby College Museum of Art, The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University, the Getty Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tate, and Yale University.
Selected from the rich World's Fair Collection at the Architecture Library, University of Maryland, this database provides access to art and architecture related images, virtual museum-like curated tours, and contextual essays covering a broad number of international fairs. Specific fairs were selected because of their international representation from the first international fair, the "Crystal Palace" in London (1851) through the present, although the Treasury's collection is strongest for the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial exhibition and the 1904 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition.