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    Bridgeman Art Library Archive
    Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented, from the masterpieces of national museums to the hidden treasures of private collections. Fine art is just one of the sources of images; design, antiques, maps, architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, anthropological artifacts and many others.

    Computer Graphics Companion
    A comprehensive collection of articles written by selected specialists and spanning a wide range of topics and applications in computer graphics.


    Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art (Part of Oxford Art Online)
    Search Oxford Art Online or check box for Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and search Dictionary only

    The Dictionary of Art
    Mortensen Library Reference N31 .D5 1996 Check Status

    A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art
    Formerly Dictionary of Twentieth Century Art in Mortensen Library Reference N6490 .C5317 2009 Check Status

    A Dictionary of Modern Design
    Mortensen Library Reference NK1165 .W66 2004 Check Status


    The Design Encyclopedia
    Mortensen Library Reference NK1370 .B93 1994 Check Status

    The Thames and Hudson Encyclopaedia of 20th Century Design and Designers
    A comprehensive guide to international developments in graphic design.

    The Thames and Hudson Encyclopaedia of Graphic Design and Designers
    Mortensen Library Reference NC997 .L54 1998 Check Status

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    Art Resource
    Art Resource allows users to search for high quality images of works of painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts from most of the worlds major museums, monuments, and commercial archives.

    ArtBibliographies Modern
    Years Covered: 1960-Present
    ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with more than 13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s.

    Searchable database of over 300,000 images from museums around the world, and covering a wide range of cultures and time periods. New material added frequently. Requires Java and Flash. Cookies and popups must be enabled. See Quick Start Guide for technical information and basic searching guidance. Disable Pop Up Blocker before opening. Mac users must have OS 10.3 and use Firefox browser.

    Google Art Project
    Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

    The International Poster Collection (Colorado State University)
    Includes a searchable database of posters presented at the Colorado State University Exhibitions and has artist biographies.

    National Gallery Collection (London)
    The National Gallery Collection is comprised of high definition images from the National Gallery, London. Each entry includes a description of the work along with its artist, medium, dimensions, acquisition credit, and date made

    National Portrait Gallery Portrait Search
    survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad. The CAP encompasses portraits of American subjects or by American artists, generally limited to one-of-a-kind likenesses such as paintings, sculpture, drawings, miniatures, and silhouettes.

    World Digital Library (WDL)
    The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, digital images of significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

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    Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
    An electronic journal of 19th century visual culture.

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    1200 anni di scultura italiana (1200 Years of Italian Sculpture)
    An index of Italian sculptors from medieval to modern times. Search by period, artist, or location. The excellent images can be greatly enlarged. (If a warning appears on the screen, override it by clicking on X) Sometimes slow.

    Ad*Access (Duke University)
    Images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in US and Canadian newspapers and magazines, 1911-1955. Main subject areas: Radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene, and World War II.

    American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936
    Photographs documenting natural environments in the US at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century.

    Archives of American Art (Smithsonian Institution)
    A repository of primary materials: letters, diaries, scrapbooks, catalogues,documentation of all kinds. Helpful "How to" box at the top of the screen to allow to search, question, etc.

    Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall
    Graffiti from all over the world! The first and biggest, award winning site on the subject. Way over 3000 copyrighted images.

    Art Inventories Catalog (Smithsonian Institution)
    Provides access to SIRIS, The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System, which includes a 300,000 record database maintained by the National Museum of American Art describing American paintings and sculptures.

    Art Magick
    A virtual gallery of artists and art movements of the 19th and 20th centuries (Romantic, Symbolist, Pre-Raphaclite, Art Nouveau, etc.). Many forgotten or neglected artists' works.

    Search engine for fine art images. Enter search terms by name of artist, title of artwork or name, place of museum. Browse by movement, medium, subject, nationality or name of artist.

    Search for websites, images and other information for Art, Science and Humanities

    Networked resources on Art and Architecture with links to art journals online, electronic exhibits, image collections, vendor and organizational information.

    Asian Arts
    Exhibits, articles, and galleries for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia.
    Comprehensive database about North American painters, sculptors, and illustrators. Biographies, images, book and periodical references, museums and exhibitions, dealers and auction records.

    Classroom Clipart
    Thousands of images, available free for education use, are presented in the categories of: animals, architecture, countries, maps, scenery, space, sports, weather, and many more.

    CORSAIR: The Online Research Resource of the Pierpont Morgan
    Over 5,000 excellent images from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts with accompanying descriptions.

    Designinform Research Guides
    Links to websites in all types of design, architecture and art forms.

    Directory of Digitized Collections (UNESCO)
    Catalog of digitized heritage collections -- literature, art, history, etc - around the world. Keyword search or browse.

    Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art Digital Archive
    Provides access to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of twentieth-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States.

    Earthquake Engineering Online Archive (University of California, Berkeley)
    Over 500 photographs with annotations designed to illustrate particular facets of structural theory, response or design. Includes historic and modern structures.

    Edward S Curtis's The North American Indian Photographic Images
    One of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture. A searchable collection of over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative portraying the customs and life ways of eighty Indian tribes, 1907-1930.

    Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
    9000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the USA. Search across all or within individual categories. Timeline.

    The Florence Art Guide
    Explore Florence monuments, museums, historic periods, artists and images through its indexes, check current events, schedules, travel, and all sorts of tourist information.

    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackller Gallery
    Part of the Smithsonian Institution. One of the best collections of Asian Art in the USA. Permanent and temporary exhibitions. Searchable.

    The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
    A comprehensive listing of all the art works exhibited. Browse through over 120 selected items illustrated and accompanied by extensive annotations. Take a virtual tour of the Museum - Link with the Frick Research Library.

    Getty Information Institute
    Provides search access to a number of Getty databases, among them: The Art and Architecture Thesaurus, the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the International Repertory of the Literature of Art .

    A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Material
    Library of Congress resources on African-American expressions of writing, music and art during the 1920s and 1930s. Links to external Web sites on the subject and bibliography.

    The Huntington Art Collections
    One of the most important specialized art collections in the country, devoted primarily to British art of the 18th and early 19th century. Excellent images. Searchable.

    Images from the History of Medicine
    Approximately 60,000 scanned images from the collection of the National Library of Medicine.

    Life magazine presents online exhibits of photo essays from past issues of the magazine- Check the quick index for easy navigation. Link to Life Homepage for current events.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    One of the major American Museums. Exhibitions and collections highlights plus the rapidly growing searchable Collections Online already containing 18,000 images and 42,000 records of art objects from selected departments.

    Le Louvre
    View permanent and temporary exhibits, take a tour, find information about publications, etc. Some information available only in French

    Making Sense of Modern Art (MSoMA)
    Interactive searching and learning tool for content at the Museum of Modern Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    In addition to information on exhibitions, program calendars, publications and holdings, this site offers access to the online catalogs for the museum's libraries and a selection of art links and access to over 400,000 high resolution images of their collection online for public use. In addition to keyword search, users may browse the collection by artist, method, geographic location, and date/era.

    MIT Libraries: Rotch Visual Collections
    Art, archaeology, architecture, photography, and more.

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Museum information, exhibitions, browse, highlights and collection online database

    Nanoworld Image Gallery
    Provides scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) images in nineteen categories including blood. cellular ultrastructure, pollen, yeast, insects, and digestion.

    National Digital Library (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
    Browse or search for images of animals, bodies of water, environmental issues, habitats/landscapes, biological management, and plants. Many images are in the public domain.

    National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
    Visit the collections room by room, by medium and school. Tour current exhibitions. Search the collection by artist and/or title, or by subject. Expanded search available.

    The National Gallery, London
    An amazing set of resources. Explore and search all the

    National Science Digital Library
    This site offers resources for teachers and librarians, reviews recent headlines related to science, and offers the opportunity to "Ask NSDL".

    New Britain Museum of American Art
    Browse an important local collection. Search by period or artist.

    NYPL Digital Gallery
    Browse or search The New York Public Library digital collection of 275,000 images (more coming) from primary sources and printed rarities, including illuminated manuscripts, maps, posters, prints and photographs ephemera, illustrated books, etc.

    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    One of the largest museum in the United States. Search about 4000 objects by keyword. Click the "options" link to limit by artist, classification, and original work.

    PhotoDisc: Royalty Free Stock Photography
    Image database. Basic or Power (Boolean or natural language) search by keyword or concepts. Thumbnail images can be saved, enlarged, purchased. Uses Virage technology to find visual matches by color, composition, texture, etc.

    Online learning community of people improving their photography expertise. Techniques, equipment, reviews, guides, critiques.

    Pics4Learning: Copyright-friendly images for education
    This site consists of thousands of images for legal use by teachers and students. Pictures can be browsed by topic. The Lessons section contains lesson plans that integrate graphics.

    San Diego Museum of Art
    Search or browse through the collections and exhibitions. Extensive information about the selected art works. The images can be greatly enlarged.

    Smithsonian American Art Museum
    Browse the collection by subject or search over 3000 images by artist, title or keyword. View online recent and current exhibitions.

    Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
    Search the catalogs, archives, inventories, research collections, etc. of 20 museum and gallery libraries.

    Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
    Highlights of temporary and permanent exhibits with extensive information.

    Social Issues Collection
    The Social Issues Collection is an ongoing database of historical images from the western United States and the Pacific Northwest region. The collection covers political and social topics such as women's issues and labor and government, as well as ethnic groups.

    The State Hermitage Museum
    Searchable site of one of the greatest museums of the world. Hundreds of high resolution, enlargeable images in a fast growing digital collection. Zoom in on details.

    Time Life Pictures
    Hundreds of thousands of photographs from the Time, Inc. Collection taken since the 1930s for its publications, plus over a million historical images from the London Mansell Collection. Excellent search engine.

    Vascular Plant Image Gallery
    No-nonsense botany teaching resource. Vascular plants are arranged alphabetically by family. Brief descriptions are provided, and the site is searchable.

    Visual Resources Association
    multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The Association is committed to providing leadership in the visual resources field, developing and advocating standards, and offering educational tools and opportunities for the benefit of the community at large.

    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Hartford Museum collections and exhibitions highlights and information.

    Web Gallery of Art
    A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture between the years 1150 and 1800. Artists Index, biographies, guided tours.

    WebMuseum, Paris
    Extensive image-based resources with rotating special exhibits available exclusively at the WebMuseum.

    World Art Treasures
    The J.-E. Berger Foundation extensive slide database currently devoted to the art of J. Vermeer, Renaissance Gardens, S. Botticelli, Roman portraits from Egypt and much more.

    World Wide Arts Resources
    Searchable site of one of the greatest museums of the world. Hundreds of high resolution, enlargeable images in a fast growing digital collection. Zoom in on details.

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