Art and Design

Kubikat

Description

Kubikat is the collective catalogue of four of the leading German scholarly research institutes in the field of art history: 

  • Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut (www.khi.fi.it)
  • Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich (www.zikg.eu), funded by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst 
  • Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte / Centre allemand d'histoire de l'art in Paris (dfk-paris.org/), funded by Max Weber Stiftung - Foundation of German Humanities Institutes Abroad 
  • Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte in Rome (www.biblhertz.it)

As the largest art libraries database Kubikat currently contains more than 1.7 million records including 900,000 articles in scholarly periodicals, conference papers, commemorative volumes and exhibition catalogues. Searches can also be restricted to the holdings of one of the member institutions (with the exception of article records).

The following abbreviations show the location of a specific item:
KHI = Florenz 
BZI = München 
DFK = Paris 
BHR = Rom 

Interface in German, English, French, and Italian

Type
Article Index
Catalog
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43304
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Soteriou Papermaking Archive

Description

"The purpose of this website is multiple: to visually preserve and document vanishing Indo–Islamic hand papermaking traditions, and as well, to offer free use of any and all images.

Life through time is known by expressions revealed through fine art, manuscripts and preservation of historic and cultural information. All rest upon a quiet substrate – paper. Paper has its own story to tell. Artisans trace their family’s papermaking heritage back generations and through countries in times of peace and times of conquest. Their migrations, family culture and norms, and the techniques and materials they used, are in tandem with history and culture through time. Stories and recollections from elder artisans inspired Alexandra Soteriou to gather and photograph their way of life, papermaking methods and heritage....

Tabs on the left allow the viewer to search for images by subject. Pictures may be freely used but must include one or more of the attributions shown at the Terms of Use tab above. Double click on any of the images to view a high resolution version. Click on the link below the high resolution image to access a download.

The Soteriou Papermaking Archive has been made possible through collaborative effort. Early research and original photography was facilitated in part by a 1985 Fulbright Fellowship and along with decades of subsequent personally funded fieldwork. Digitization of original slide images was accomplished thanks to a 2015 grant from The Islamic Manuscript Association, TIMA. Creation of this website would not have been possible without the continued support of Professor Timothy D. Barrett, The University of Iowa Center for the Book, and The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections Department and Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio."

Type
Database
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42986
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Archivision Art Images

Description

The Archivision Art Image Collection focuses on a wide range of art from Italy, including ancient Roman frescoes, mosaics, and sculpture, as well as paintings and sculpture from the medieval to baroque periods. The collection, created and curated by Scott Gilchrist, photographer and architect, is expected to grow by approximately 3,000 images per year. The University Library licenses the images for academic use from Archivision Inc.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42674
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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