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First Stop Resources

Artcylopedia go! Available Online

9,000 artists listed – 2,900 art sites indexed – 160,000 links.

ArtLex Art Dictionary go! Available Online

3,600+ terms used in art production, criticism, history, aesthetics, and education, with images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references.

Berg Fashion Library go! Available Online

Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion, e-books, e-journals, museum directory, reference works, images, and more. Browsable by time (1600 to date) and by place (click on world map).

Prestel Dictionary of Art And Artists in the 20th Century go! Available in Print

“Artists, movements, photographers, techniques, styles, and turn-of-the-century precursors.”

Articles (Research Databases)

Academic Search Premier go! info Available Online

Multidisciplinary, scholarly full text More »

Art Full-Text go! info Available Online

Citations and abstracts from over 200 key international arts publications. 1984 – present

Grove Dictionary of Art go! Available Online

Visual arts–painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, photography. More »

Book Arts

Artist’s Books Online go! Available Online

An online repository of facsimiles, metadata, and criticism.

Artists’ Books Collection – Univ. Wisconsin Digital Collections go! Available Online

This database is an illustrated, descriptive index to the Artists’ Book Collection, located in the Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Presently, the Artists’ Book Collection contains over 800 titles. The database indexes approximately 760 of those titles, over 500 of which have one to four images to visually represent the structure and/or content of the book.

Book Arts Web go! Available Online

Website that offers information for practicing bookbinders, book-artists, marblers, papermakers, printers, collectors, curators in libraries, and people just interested in our wide and varied field.

Otis College Artists’ Book Collection go! Available Online

The Otis Library’s current collection is approximately 2,000 works. Among the holdings are books by important contemporary artists such as Ed Ruscha, Joseph Beuys, and Vito Acconci.

San Francisco Center for the Book go! Available Online

The Center “fosters the joys of books and bookmaking—their history, artistry, continuing presence in our culture and their enduring importance as a medium of self-expression. We provide both a home for Bay Area book artists and a place where the wider community can discover book arts.”

Images

Berg Fashion Library go! Available Online

Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion, e-books, e-journals, museum directory, reference works, images, and more. Browsable by time (1600 to date) and by place (click on world map).

Image and Sound Databases, UC Berkeley Electronic Collections go! Available Online Multimedia Resource

Art, news and film archives, cultural artifacts, design collections, advertising, historical broadcasts, manuscripts and photographs. Some are UCB only, many are free.

Wikipedia Commons go!

“A database of 5,165,257 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.”

WorldImages Kiosk go! Available Online

“The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes.”

Museums

Los Angeles Available Online

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Hammer Museum

National and International

Virtual Library Museums Pages
A nearly comprehensive directory of museums from the US and around the world.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Museum of Modern Art, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
National Gallery of Art, DC

The Louvre
The National Gallery, London
Tate Online: British and international modern and contemporary art

San Francisco Area

de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Oakland Museum of California Art Department
Asian Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum
Bay Area Museums and Attractions

Websites

Art and Design Resources Online go!

Art Education, Art History, Design, Fine Arts, Organizations – an extensive directory of resources from the San Jose State University Library.

Designinform: Internet Sources of Biographical Information go! Available Online

Provides links to free access websites containing biographical information on designers, architects, craftspeople, painters and sculptors from around the world.

Rhizome go! Available Online Multimedia Resource

Contemporary art and practice that engages with technology and new media. Part of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.

WorldImages Kiosk go! Available Online

“The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes.”


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