Art History

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
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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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)
Subjects

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)
Subjects

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
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (UM-Dearborn)

Alternative Titles
Literature, Philosophy and the Arts VRC
Description

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (formerly Literature, Philosophy and the Arts VRC) online image collection serves the departments and disciplines within the college, especially Literature, Philosophy and The Arts. The core physical collection numbers approximately 90,000 slides and 300 videocassettes. The collection is located in 3045 CB (College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters building on the UM-Dearborn campus).

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11489
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Chinese Papercuts

Alternative Titles
Chinese Paper Cuts
Description

The Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan possesses a stunning collection of rare propaganda papercuts from the Cultural Revolution--a period of massive political upheaval in China that began in 1966 and lasted about a decade. The papercuts were scanned and made available as high-resolution digital images in this collection by the University Library Digital Library Production Service (DLPS).

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11481
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Asian Art Archives

Description

The Asian Art Archives is a photograph collection located in Room 20 on the lower level of Tappan Hall. This is a subset of the Asian Art Collection. The Asian Art Archive includes the Far Eastern Art Archive, the South Asian Art Archive, the Southeast Asian Art Archive, the SAAF (Southeast Asia Art Foundation) Archive, and the Islamic Art Archive.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11341
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Bridgeman Education

Alternative Titles
Bridgeman Art Library
Description

"[Searchable database of over] 300,000 [art] images from 2,000 sources, 8,000 locations and 30,000 artists. The site offers an excellent quality of image and metadata (captions and keywords) as well as the legal right to use the images within your institution. Search all media including photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology & ethnography, history, science & medicine, decorative arts and artifacts."--About us.

Type
Images
Coverage
1,600 museums,galleries,institutions and private collections over 8,000 geographical locations 30,000 artists 3,000 frescoes 1800 oils 32,000 engravings, lithographs & prints 7,000 manuscripts 22600 ceramics 17,000 photographs 11,000 sculpture 16,000 images of architecture 18,000 images of landscapes & topography 28,000 portraits 6,000 designs & patterns 2,100 images of jewellery & gemstones
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11333
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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