Art History

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
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American West

Alternative Titles
The American West
Description

The American West includes materials from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.  The collection includes a wide range of primary source materials, such as manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and a variety of ephemeral works.

Highlights include:

-Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon.

-Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape.

 

-The evolution of Western towns can be seen through materials such as prospectuses and city directories.

 

-The growth of railway and road networks can be explored through maps and through records of key railroad companies.

 

-Emigrants guides, manuscript travel journals, store catalogues, illustrations and maps enable scholars to understand the phenomenon of Westward expansion.

 

-Accounts of ranches and of the prairie lands document the agricultural transformation of the West.

 

-There are rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South.

 

-Literary and historical works – as well as contemporary newspapers and posters - enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West – with first hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.

 

-Native American history and culture is also very well documented.

 

-Original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works.

 

(from the publisher's description)

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29606
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Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile

Alternative Titles
Hengwrt
Description

The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile is the first-ever color facsimile of the Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript (National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D). This digital edition, edited by Estelle Stubbs of the University of Sheffield, also includes transcriptions, collations with the other crucial early manuscript of the Tales (the Ellesmere Chaucer in the Huntington Library), complete descriptions, and analytical discussions in order to give a full set of materials for studying this important manuscript.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29466
Access
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UM History 265 Paintings

Description

This collection of images of historic paintings from the University of Michigan campus was created by Rafal Farjo and fellow students in the UM History 265 course, spring term 2001. The course was taught by Professors N.H. Steneck and M.L. Steneck. The collection is hosted online by the UM Digital Library Production Service.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11859
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Southeast Asia Art Foundation Archive

Description

The SAAF (Southeast Asia Art Foundation) Archive is one of five component sections of the Asian Art Archives, a photograph collection located in and administered by the History of Art Department in Tappan Hall. A resource of almost 200,000 photographs, the Asian Art Archives are open by appointment only to faculty and students for study and research. Not all of the material in the archives is described and some resources may not be available for research. The Archives are non-circulating and material may not be removed to other areas in the building. The SAAF Archive was established in 1977 in Hill, New Hampshire to provide a research center for the study of Southeast Asian art and archaeology. The photo archive features collections of visual materials by photographers and leading scholars of South and Southeast Asian art, including Yves Coffin, Elizabeth Gosling, A.B. Griswold, Eleanor Mannikka, Forrest McGill, Walter Spink, Ezra Stoller, Carol Stratton, Vichai Poshyachinda, and Hiram Woodward, Jr. It also includes photographs from private collections, museums, and dealers worldwide. Under a gift agreement made in 1993, the SAAF Archive was transferred from New Hampshire to the University of Michigan. The U-M is noted for the strength of its South and Southeast Asian studies programs, with a distinguished tradition of research and teaching in the art and architecture of the region. In addition to the approximately 100,000 photographs and slides in the SAAF Archive, the gift by Southeast Asia Art Foundation and its trustee, John A. Thierry, also includes books and sculpture, housed respectively at the Hatcher Graduate Library and Museum of Art.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11731
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Southeast Asia Art Symposium

Description

The SAAF (Southeast Asia Art Foundation) Archive is one of five component sections of the Asian Art Archives, a photograph collection located in and administered by the University of Michigan History of Art Department in Tappan Hall. A resource of almost 200,000 photographs, the Asian Art Archives are open to both faculty and students for study and research. Study space is provided during office hours, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Archives are non-circulating and material may not be removed to other areas in the building. The SAAF Archive was established in 1977 in Hill, New Hampshire to provide a research center for the study of Southeast Asian art and archaeology. The photo archive features collections of visual materials by photographers and leading scholars of South and Southeast Asian art, including Yves Coffin, Elizabeth Gosling, A.B. Griswold, Eleanor Mannikka, Forrest McGill, Walter Spink, Ezra Stoller, Carol Stratton, Vichai Poshyachinda, and Hiram Woodward, Jr. It also includes photographs from private collections, museums, and dealers worldwide. Under a gift agreement made in 1993, the SAAF Archive was transferred from New Hampshire to the University of Michigan. The U-M is noted for the strength of its South and Southeast Asian studies programs, with a distinguished tradition of research and teaching in the art and architecture of the region. In addition to the approximately 100,000 photographs and slides in the SAAF Archive, the gift by Southeast Asia Art Foundation and its trustee, John A. Thierry, also includes books and sculpture, housed respectively at the Hatcher Graduate Library and Museum of Art.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11729
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Art, Architecture & Engineering Special Collections

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.

The library houses many collections of unique or rare materials. Visit the library collections page to access notable collection, view digital collections, or to find a specialist.

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 Annette Haines (ahaines@umich.edu) or Rebecca Price (rpw@umich.edu).

DATABASE OF ARTISTS'; BOOKS

Although some of the AAEL's artists' books 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 Annette Haines (ahaines@umich.edu) to make an appointment or for more information.

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Last modified: 03/25/2014

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
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