ART 170: How Ideas Become Form
Selected Reference Resources: ART (Ref N31... to NX650)
- Grove Art Online
- Ref N31 .E533
Excellent "first-step" resource; includes links to reliable image sources, as well as links to Oxford Companion to Western Art content.
- St. James guide to Black artists
- Ref N40 .S78 1997
Entries include thorough bibliographical information including exhibition records, collections, publications by and about.
- Art books: a basic bibliography of monographs on artists, 2nd ed.
- Ref N40 .Z4 F73 1997
- Art in world history (vol. 2)
- Ref N5300 .H674 2004 v.2
Overview of art in a cultural and social context.
- Lives of the great 20th-century artists
- Ref N6489 .L83 1999
Individual artists and their respective historical contexts; minimal bibliographical information.
- Contemporary artists
- Ref N6490 .C6567 1996
Artists whose most significant work was created after 1960.
- North American women artists of the twentieth century
- Ref N6503 .N67 1995
- Index to 19th century American art periodicals
- Ref N6510 .S35 1999
Vol. 1 = citations; Vol. 2 = author/subject index. Good primary-source locator.
- Jacobsen's biographical index of American artists
- Ref N6536 .J33 2002 v.1
- A biographical dictionary of women artists in Europe and America since 1850
- Ref N6757 .D86 1989
- Neo-impressionist painters
- Ref ND547 .C54 1999
Artists' entries include brief biography, chronology (birth to death), primary and secondary bibliographies, exhibition lists.
- Nineteenth-century painters and painting: a dictionary
- Ref ND190 .N67 1977
- Victorian painters
- Ref ND467 .W66 1995
Vol. 1, text; vol. 2, historical survey and plates.
- Timelines of the arts and literature
- Ref NX447.5 .B76 1994
Synchronous cultural events in the context of world events.
- A dictionary of the avant-gardes
- Ref NX456 .K67 2000
Covers music, film, visual arts, dance, theater. End of each entry includes bibliographical information, works, Web sites.
- Twentieth-century artists on art: an index to writings, statements, and interviews...
- Ref NX456 .R59 1996
Excellent source for locating primary-source materials.
- Encyclopedia of the romantic era, 1760-1850
- Ref NX452.5 R64 E53 2004
Cultural encyclopedia covering first half of 19th c. in Britain, Europe, Americas.
Selected Reference Resources: 19th & 20th Century History
(Art in context: politics, geography, economics, social norms, gender, religion, family life)
- Chronology of world history
- Ref D11 .M39 1999
- Encyclopedia of world history
- Ref D21 .E577 2000
- Dictionary of 20th century European history
- Ref D424 .T685 1999
- The dictionary of the First World War
- Ref D510 .P66 1995
- Europe since 1945
- D1058 .E8754 2001
- The 1890s: an encyclopedia of British literature, art, and culture
- Ref DA560 .A18 1993
- Encyclopedia of contemporary German culture
- Ref DD290.26 .E53 1999
In the library catalog do a "words or phrase" search for encyclopedia of contemporary culture to find volumes for other countries.
- The encyclopedia of the Victorian world
- Ref DA550 .E53 1996
- Encyclopedia of American cultural and intellectual history
- Ref E169.1 E624 2001, vols. 1, 2, 3
- Encyclopedia of the United States in the nineteenth century
- Ref E169.1 .E626 2001
- Oxford Reference Online
The Library Catalog
Search the catalog to find out what books, journals, newspapers, videos, maps, CDs, music, etc.,
the library owns.
NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!
To find any kind of information on a particular artist, conduct a words or phrase search for the artist's name: john singer sargent
To find sources about a particular artist, conduct a BROWSE Catalog Search by subject for the artist's last name: sargent, john singer
To find sources by a particular artist, conduct a BROWSE Catalog Search by author for the artist's name: sargent, john singer
Art Full Text
Variety of international English-language arts publications. Indexing from 1984 to present,
abstracting from 1994 to present. Also available, Art Index - Ref Index Area/Microforms Room -
Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature,
performing arts, philosophy, and related fields. Covers 1984 to the present. Also available,
Humanities Index - Ref Index Area - Indexing: 1974-1982.
BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art)
Covering European and American art from late antiquity to the present, the Bibliography of the
History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations,
exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals.
Covers 1973 to the present.
Readers' Guide Full Text
Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Covers 1983 to the present.
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Comprehensive indexing of 500 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the
United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The complete database covers the
years 1890 through 1982.
Excellent source for full-text, to-date reviews and critiques of artists and exhibitions.
The OCLC Online Union Catalog. Over 50 million records of many types of material cataloged by OCLC
member libraries around the world. Updated daily.
Try the Arts & Humanites or Society & Culture. Artists may have their own websites.
Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a free service through which the F&M library obtains for members of the
F&M community materials not owned by F&M. To use ILL, complete the online request form as completely
and accurately as possible. You do not have to know at what library the material you need can be
found--ILL takes care of that for you. ILL requests typically take between 5 and 10 days to be
fulfilled. ILL articles are yours to keep, and will be sent to your campus mail box. ILL books are
available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk, and circulate for the amount of time indicated by the
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