Art and Design

Artists' Books

Description

Artists' Books are books in the form of art objects or art objects in the form of books. They may look more like a codices (bound books) that employ elements from the visual arts, or they may appear more like visual works of art that borrow the vocabulary of books, such as text or pages. Artists make use of many different techniques and forms in creating these books, and most artists' books are produced in limited editions.

The Art, Architecture & Engineering Library (AAEL) Special Collections has a growing collection of artists' books in its holdings. These books have been created via printing press, silk screening, painting, welding and numerous other processes. They are made from a wide range of media including aluminum, cloth, handmade paper and glass. The books vary greatly in size and structure. Some fit in the palm of a hand while others span the length of a table. Some are bound while others must be constructed to be read, and still others provide their own illumination to be read in the dark.

These books are available to anyone. Although some of the AAEL's artists' books circulate, the ones featured in this database require more careful handling and are only available for viewing on-site in Special Collections. If you would like to see a book from this database in person, please contact artistsbooks@umich.edu to make an appointment or for more information.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40689
Access
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History of Art Department's Visual Resources Collection (VRC)

Alternative Titles
Visual Resources Collection
Description

The History of Art Department's Visual Resources Collection (VRC) maintains nearly two million images of art. The collection's roots are more than 90 years old and developed as a teaching collection to support faculty and students. As the University of Michigan's History of Art Department evolved and became a center for scholarship, so did the VRC collection become an international resource.

The VRC, until very recently, has never made their archival holdings public. With the aid of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) files, it is not possible to provide access to finding aids and inventories of our primary resources online. Through the provision of these online finding aids, patrons can connect with the VRC's vast resources of images of art, architecture, and artifacts.

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33238
Access
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The Women's Wear Daily Archive

Alternative Titles
WWD, Women's Wear Daily
Description

A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing. The Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry's most prominent trade publications and influential reads. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication of record.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Images
Coverage
1910 - within past 12 months
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30749
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Local Color: Art on Campus

Description

 A collection of art on display on the campus of the University of Michigan. Local Color is a project of the U-M Art, Architecture & Engineering Library and currently contains the artwork on display in the Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center and the Bob and Betty Beyster Building.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11951
Access
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Public Art on the U-M Campus

Alternative Titles
President's Advisory Committee on Public Art Database
Public Art on the University of Michigan Campus
Description

The University of Michigan has a wealth of public art waiting for you to explore. The collection includes both permanently installed and temporary artworks that span across a range of media. We invite you to browse through the collection for each campus, and to visit the artworks yourself. You can plan a tour by browsing around on the Google map for each campus and finding out what interests you. Then print the maps, and start exploring!

Type
Images
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11927
Access
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OnArchitecture

Alternative Titles
On Architecture
Description

"OnArchitecture is an online audiovisual service providing a synthetic, deep and detailed panorama of the world's main authors, works, experiences and problematics related to the field of architecture. OnArchitecture's collection features original videos, such as interviews, buildings and installations, all of this enriched with a selection of complementary material - documents and audiovisuals - about the main authors and figures of contemporary architecture."--About page.

Type
Images
Video
Coverage
Video interviews of prominent architects throughout the world, audiovisual records of their main works and installations as well as interviews of the users of those spaces.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11845
Access
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Bulletin - The University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology

Alternative Titles
Bulletin of the University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology
Description

The Bulletin of the University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology was a joint publication of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and the Department of the History of Art.

This journal featured scholarly articles related to subjects of interest to both museums, particularly their collections, exhibitions, and fieldwork programs. Written principally by graduate students, faculty, and curators affiliated with the museums and the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan, The Bulletin was peer reviewed and distributed internationally. Each volume included accessions lists as well as several short essays on recent acquisitions or significant holdings. Issues were made available online six months after print publication.

The Bulletin was published from 1978 to 2008. The archive of these issues will be permanently available via this collection.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11835
Access
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Trans-Asia Photography Review

Description

The Trans-Asia Photography Review is a new international refereed journal devoted to the discussion of historic and contemporary photography from Asia. Online and free of charge, it is published by Hampshire College in collaboration with MPublishing at the University of Michigan Library.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11719
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Art, Architecture & Engineering Special Collections

Photo of artist book
Photo of artist book "Flowers in a Box"

The Art, Architecture & Engineering Special Collection includes rare, fragile, and/or limited editions. For example:

  • Early English editions of Alberti's Ten Books on Architecture.
  • Architectural treatises by Palladio, Soane, Stuart, Gibbs, and others.
  • New editions include artists' books, limited edition monographs and facsimiles (e.g., sketchbooks from Le Corbusier's travels in Germany and Asia, Aldo Rossi's sketchbooks, and sketches by Jackson Pollock).

Strengths in the special collections include publications from the first decades of the twentieth century, especially those by Le Corbusier and various Bauhaus designers, as well as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Several dozen black and white photographs of Wright's residential architecture taken by Henry Fuermann in the first decades of the twentieth century augment these publications.

Use of the Collection

The collection is available for individual or small group research by appointment. Volumes do not circulate, and are used only in the Special Collections area located in the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library room B240. To consult the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library Special Collections, please contact Jamie Vander Broek (jlausch@umich.edu) or Rebecca Price (rpw@umich.edu).

Database of Artists' Books

Although some of the artists' books in the AAEL collection circulate, the ones featured in the database of artists' books require more careful handling and are only available for viewing on-site in the Special Collections room B240. If you would like to see a book from this database in person, please contact artistsbooks@umich.edu to make an appointment or for more information.


The U-M Library houses many collections of unique or rare materials beyond what's available at AAEL. Visit the U-M Library Collections page to access notable collections, view digital collections, or to find a specialist.

Page maintained by Jamie Lausch Vander Broek
Last modified: 05/19/2016

Art and Architecture in Video

Alternative Titles
Alexander Street Press Art and Architecture in Video
Art & Architecture in Video
ASP Art and Architecture in Video
Description

Art and Architecture in Video, an online streaming film collection, delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses, the works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.

The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design. The breadth of coverage makes this collection integral to both scholarship and technique, providing access to the seminal artists and works who continue to inspire the artists, architects, designers and critics of today.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11611
More Information
Access
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Subjects
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