Art & Architecture

New student created Art History research guides

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This fall students in Art History 4029/5029: Research Methods created research guides on topics of their choosing. These guides explain how to research subjects using reference materials, books, articles, the web, images, archives, and primary sources. They also include in-depth bibliographies, making them ideal starting points for researchers investigating similar topics. The pages are available…

ArtSource: new art, architecture, and design database

The library has begun a trial of Art Source, a brand new art & architecture database created from a merger of two previous databases: Art Full Text with Art & Architecture Complete. The new database has more resources and full-text articles than either previous database. It would represent the addition of the Art & Architecture…

Mid-Century Modern at the Library: The Eameses

Ray Eames's sketch of molded plywood chairs

Charles and Ray Eames, the husband and wife team, were responsible for some of the most iconic furniture design of the 20th century. They combined new production methods with aesthetic principle to produce beautiful furniture that could also be mass produced. Their goal was to bring design to the masses. Along with Harry Bertoia and…

Focus on Architecture: Wang Shu

Wang Shu - China Academy of Art

When Wang Shu won the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest award, it put a focus on an new kind of design in China. He adapts from Chinese tradition creating new buildings in harmony with older architecture. Wang Shu’s China Academy of Art. Original photo by Flickr user o d b, made available under creative commons. Talk…

Artist Spotlight: Caravaggio

Detail of Caravaggio's The Conversion of St. Paul

When the artist Caravaggio rocketed to fame at the end of the 16th century, he ushered in the Baroque era. His style of high contrast between light and dark, known as tenebrism, inspired a legion of followers known as Caravaggisti. Did you know that the Art & Architecture collection has over 100 books and other…