Architecture

Oxford Art Online contains four major reference works for the fine arts: The Grove Dictionary of Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. These may be searched individually or in combination.

This growing collection consists of images of Ottoman architectural monuments in the Balkan countries taken by Dutch scholar Machiel Kiel mostly from the 1960s through the 1990s. It is a project of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT). Currently it contains images from Southeastern Europe.

This collection contains over 15,000 images of architecture and architectural decoration from the Ancient to the Modern Western World. Included in the ARTstor library, it can be searched separately by selecting it from the Browse Collections link on ARTstor’s home page.

THE HARTHILL COLLECTION HAS MOVED INTO ARTSTOR WHERE IT IS FOUND UNDER “ARTstor Collections.” This collection of images covers the architectural history of the Western world from earliest antiquity through thepresent,and from the Middle East to the Americas. It includes thousands of details of architectural decoration, mosaics, sculpture and stained glass, as well as related decorative arts and public sculpture. It is exceptionally strong in European medieval architecture and sculpture of the Romanesque and Gothic periods; additionally, modern architecture and sculpture are both especially well represented.

The Grove Dictionary of Art is the standard multi-volume reference work on all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present. Now,it has been combined with three other reference works in the new Oxford Art Online. It can be searched separately or in conjunction with The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. It also incorporates a related collection of more than 5,000 digital images.

“Designinform Research Guides No.2: Free-access, digitized art, architecture, design and craft journals on the Internet.” The site includes descriptions of and links to more than 50 digitized journals from the U.S. and Europe.

Coverage is mostly late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but some journals are from the mid nineteenth century, while others go right into the 2000s.