Letterpress is hypnotic, addictive, and a little messy. Master wood engraver and letterpress expert Jim Horton joins the Book Arts Studio in the Duderstadt Center each Friday to run Letterpress Open Studio from 1-4.
The College of Engineering, the Library, and the Duderstadt Center made a joint decision to move the engineering books to offsite storage and make them available exclusively by delivery through the Library’s delivery service. Most of the engineering books the Library collects in print are also available electronically. Get in touch with a librarian for help by visiting the service desk on Level 2 or online via Ask a Librarian.
The engineering librarians at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library are pleased to announce that some engineering textbooks for the Fall 2017 term are available to you in full text online through Library subscriptions.
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).
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.
"[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
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 up to three months ago, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, documenting the work from designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. Users can conduct searches to reveal results in all text, captions, and titles throughout the magazine, including advertisements, covers and fold-outs. Page images are provided in both JPEG and Flash digital formats.
Every page of every issue from December 17, 1892 (Volume 1, Number 1) up to three months ago (does not include three most recent monthly issues)
Arts: Search consists of three online databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective – a restrospective indexing and abstracting service of many of the most important design and applied arts journals and annuals published during the twentieth century, updated quarterly. Design ProFILES – a biographical dictionary containing data on nearly 20,000 architects, designers, craftspeople and artists, updated quarterly. ReVIEW – containing digitised, full-text versions of 19th and early 20th century fine and decorative arts journals.
The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world. The Berg Fashion Library will be updated at least three times a year. For a complete list of contents, see: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/page/whatsinbergfashionlibrary/whats-in-the-berg-fashion-library Note: this product is limited to three simultaneous users. Should you be unable to log in, please check back in a few minutes.
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels Volume II
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.
Volume II supplements volume I with an additional 535 comic series, including 2,581 comic books totaling 163,263 pages.
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.
RLG Union Catalog, Research Libraries Group, RLIN, Research Libraries Information Network
Combined catalog describing over 360 million books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in 470 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 25,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, 40 national libraries, and selected libraries from 170 countries worldwide). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (also known as RLIN, the Research Libraries Information Network).
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)