This is an extensive guide to resources in the applied and decorative arts with chapters on ornament; folk art; armor; ceramics; clocks, watches, automata, and scientific instruments; costume; enamels; furniture; glass; ivory; jewellery; lacquer; leather and bookbinding; medals and seals; metalwork; musical instruments; textiles; toys and dolls; wallpaper and applied and decorative arts in general, with annotations.
Focusing on reference sources in art, though dated, this work remains helpful for annotated entries to resources on art topics along with explanations on the types of resources available. WSU library call numbers have been inserted in the margins for holdings as of 2002.
In 3 volumes this is a reprint of the original 1918-1921 title. This documents art sales of the eighteenth century through the early twentieth century. Listed by artist, this records the date of auction, the auctioneer, the owner, lot number and title of work in question, purchaser and sale price.
A product of the Smithsonian Institution, this 4 volume annotated bibliography covers art of Native Americans, architecture, decorative arts, design, sculpture, art of the west, painting, graphic arts and artists, photography, film, theater, dance, and music. Volume 4 is an index.
Provides information on U.S. and Canadian comic art, animation, caricature, and gag, political, illustrative, and magazine cartoons. Provides citations of books, chapters, articles, and "fugitive" materials gleaned from a variety of sources worldwide, including many periodicals and journals.
Titles of artistic creations (plays, novels, films, musical works, paintings, and etc.), characters (historical and mythical), biblical personages, historical events and geographical names, are here given in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian, with cross-indices in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
In Frontier Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass explores the rich history of women’s creative expression from the beginning of the Federalist era to the end of the 19th century. Focusing particularly on Western artistic style, the importance of cultural exchange, and the preservation of history, this book captures a wide variety of artistic accomplishments.
In 3 parts, part one discusses general research in Greek, Etruscan and Roman art and architecture. Part two focuses on mythology in art and literature. And part three examines various media such as Athenian vases and engraved gems.
BHA and RILA cover European and American visual arts material including articles from over 1,200 journals. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.
The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture, second edition, covers the most salient works of baroque artists, the most common themes depicted, historical events and key figures responsible for shaping the artistic vocabulary of the era, and definitions of terms pertaining to the topic at hand.
This title covers all aspects of Rococo art history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a review of the literature, an extensive bibliography, and over 350 cross-referenced dictionary entries on prominent Rococo painters, sculptors, decorative artists, architects, patrons, theorists, and critics, as well as major centers of artistic production.
This provides an overview of Romanticism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the late 18th century style. Provided here is a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures and events.
This dictionary focuses on the medieval period and the distinctive ways in which the subjects and symbols referenced in the work evolved and developed during the Middle Ages. It provides an overview of the evolution, development, popularity, and transformations that took place in medieval artistic iconography.
This dictionary is a fascinating guide to the broad range of terms used in the study of the history of Christian art and architecture, including themes, artists, and movements.
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Photography by Nathalie Herschdorfer
Call Number: Folio TR139 .T435 2015
Find here over 1,200 concise yet fully detailed entries describe all aspects of the subject, including photographers, images, agencies, genres, movements, exhibitions, publications, collectors, techniques, and processes.