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Welcome to the Art & Art History Research Guide!
This guide will help your Art and Art History research from beginning to end. Start by exploring in some encyclopedias and dictionaries and then use the tabs to navigate through finding scholarly articles and books, as well as web resources. And if you're considering a career, we've got some help for that, too.
Citing Your Sources!
Citing your sources properly -- yes, even the images you use! -- is important and required.
Purdue University's OWL Writing Lab Citation resources are the best ones out there on the web. Generally, Art and Art History courses require that you use either MLA or Chicago style. Detailed information on both styles are availble here.
Diane can help with citations, too!
Finding Background Information
Online access to several Art reference works including: The Bloomsbury Guide to Art; The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists; and the Bridgeman Art Library Archive. Entries are mostly brief overviews. Some images included. Choose "Art" from the drop down menu on the first page to limit your search.
Modern Art by 3rd Floor, Berman Books
Call Number: 709.04 M72
Publication Date: 1989
A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art by "A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art" provides a diverse, fresh collection of accessible, comprehensive essays addressing key issues for European art produced between 1300 and 1700, a period that might be termed the beginning of modern history.Presents a collection of original, in-depth essays from art experts that address various aspects of European visual arts produced from circa 1300 to 1700Divided into five broad conceptual headings: Social-Historical Factors in Artistic Production; Creative Process and Social Stature of the Artist; The Object: Art as Material Culture; The Message: Subjects and Meanings; and The Viewer, the Critic, and the Historian: Reception and Interpretation as Cultural DiscourseCovers many topics not typically included in collections of this nature, such as Judaism and the arts, architectural treatises, the global Renaissance in arts, the new natural sciences and the arts, art and religion, and gender and sexualityFeatures essays on the arts of the domestic life, sexuality and gender, and the art and production of tapestries, conservation/technology, and the metaphor of theaterFocuses on Western and Central Europe and that territory's interactions with neighboring civilizations and distant discoveriesIncludes illustrations as well as links to images not included in the book
Publication Date: 2013
The Art of Art History by What is art history? Why, how and where did it originate, and how have its aims and methods changed over time? This work is a guide to understanding art history through a critical reading of the field's most influential texts over the past two centuries.
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2009