We have two new book displays on the 2nd floor of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library. Together, they represent the theme of Summer vacation with books, videos and graphic novels from our collection.
Have the University’s incredible collections inspired you to make creative work? The UpstART 200 archive is composed of examples from our art, design and architecture collections, holdings and history here at the University of Michigan. The project is now seeking submissions of work by students and alumni that respond to or reflect on the items in the archive.
There are two new book displays on the 2nd floor lobby area of the Duderstadt Center. In anticipation of the Wonder Woman movie coming out on June 2nd, we have a graphic novel display highlighting the history of the character in comics. The other display is entitled "The Art and Science of Sound" and features books discussing the nature of sound, sound studio production, and sound in art.
We have new book displays in the 2nd floor Duderstadt Center lobby area! Since it's Financial Literacy Month, we decided to highlight several books from our collection related to this theme, including titles like The Lovely Horrible Stuff: My Book About Money and Arts & numbers: a financial guide for artists, writers, performers, and other members of the creative class. We also have a new comics display focused on Science, including titles like How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial and The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA.
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).
"[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.
1,600 museums,galleries,institutions and private collections
over 8,000 geographical locations
32,000 engravings, lithographs & prints
16,000 images of architecture
18,000 images of landscapes & topography
6,000 designs & patterns
2,100 images of jewellery & gemstones
Material ConneXion offers access to an eclectic and constantly growing collection of over 7,000 innovative materials and processes. The database is searchable by over 100 specific criteria within the categories of Processing, Sustainability, Usage, and Physical Properties. Manufacturer information and access is provided. A subset of the items in the database is displayed in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library's Materials Collection.
We are a resource for all disciplines of design development, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Packaging Design, Retail Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Apparel & Footwear, Exhibition Design, Textile Design, Landscape Architecture, and Transportation Design.####Our libraries include the largest selection of sustainable materials and the only Cradle to Cradle materials library in the world: Polymers, Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Cement-based materials, Natural Materials, Carbon-based materials, and Processes.
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data. Sources include: U.S. government sources such as the census, Department of Labor statistics, FBI, and National Climatic Data Center; Mediamark Research Inc (MRI) Consumer Survey, EASI Analytic Life Stages, EASI Health Care, Nielsen PRIZM Consumer Buying Power, Nielsen Retail Market Power; and Nielsen Financial CLOUT datasets.
Data can be downloaded for use with other software such as Excel and GIS.
SimplyMap requires users to log in to save their work and use it again later. Users who do not wish to create a personal account may log in as a guest
Searchable database of 3500 scans of architectural drawings and photographs from the Muschenheim collections at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University and the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. William Muschenheim was a modernist architect who studied at MIT and the Behrens School in Vienna. He worked in New York from 1929-1950. He taught at the University of Michigan College of Architecture and carried on a practice in Ann Arbor from 1951-1989.
Cities Around the World presents over 6,100 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographical Society Library. The images selected for this project focus on architecture, city life, people, transportation and other aspects of urban development, such as neighborhoods, commercial streets, and business districts.
The images selected for this project focus on architecture, city life, people, transportation and other aspects of urban development, such as neighborhoods, commercial streets, and business districts. The pictures were taken by two photographers, Harrison Forman and Harold Mayer between 1942 and 1994. The digital collection provides access to photographs of over 450 cities worldwide. In addition to present-day metropolitan areas, this collection also features ancient cities and deserted settlements, including Carthage, Great Zimbabwe, Machupicchu, and Persepolis.
The Art, Architecture and Engineering Library Lantern Slide Collection is a collection of approximately 17,000 lantern slides of architectural and geographic topics. Lantern slides are glass slides that were used from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. They are made of two thin panes of glass that measure 3" X 4 1/4" or 3" X 3". Usually the slide is composed of a layer of emulsion laid on one pane of glass and covered by the other pane, but sometimes there is actually a layer of film sandwiched between the glass panes.