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  • 1. Contemporary Art Library Resources
  • 2. How to Find: Books
  • 3. Books PAFA Library home page PAFA Library online catalog PAFA Library search tips Catalog of The Academy’s 16,000 volume collection of books, videos and artist files.
  • 4. Academy Library http://www.library.pafa.
  • 5. Academy Library Call Numbers History—Modern Art—20th Century : N 6480 History—Modern Art—20th Century—Movements : N6494 M – Individual Artist’s Monographs N – Visual Arts NA – Architecture NB – Sculpture NC – Drawing, Design, Illustration ND – Painting NE – Print Media NK – Decorative Arts TR -- Photography
  • 6. Books Access Pennsylvania Catalog for over 700 Academic and Special Libraries in the State of Pennsylvania. Approximately 16.8 million titles and 70.9 million items, many of which can be obtained via Inter Library Loan.
  • 7. Access Pennsylvania
  • 8. Books TCLC (Tri-State College Library Cooperative) • Walk-in reciprocal borrowing from 47 area college and university libraries. • Must be a student in good standing. • Must have a letter of introduction. • Libraries include: Moore, the Art Institute, Villanova and St. Joseph’s University.
  • 9. TCLC
  • 10. Books WorldCat Search the collections of over 10,000 local, national and international libraries.
  • 11. WorldCat
  • 12. Books Contemporary Artists Index Cleveland Institute of Art Index to 25,848 artists and 1,306 Catalogs. (Note: call numbers are for CIA’s collection, not PAFA’s. You’ll have to look up titles in PAFA catalog to see if we own them and find our call number.)
  • 13. Contemporary Artists Index
  • 14. Books Worldwide Books Over 50,000 international exhibition catalogues published since the early 1960s. 40,000 books issued by American trade and university presses since 1992.
  • 15. Worldwide Books
  • 16. How to Find: Articles
  • 17. Articles Art Full Text / Art Index If off campus, click here Full text, abstracts and indexing of international, peer-selected publications Art Full Text: Full-text coverage of nearly 200 art related journals from 1997 to the present. Art Index: Indexes over 500 art related journals from 1983 to the present.
  • 18. Art Full Text / Art Index
  • 19. Articles Academic Search Elite If off campus, click here • Scholarly collection • Journal coverage for most academic areas of study (Language, linguistics, arts, literature, medical sciences, etc. ) • Full text (most in PDF format) for 2,027 scholarly publications (1,581 are peer-reviewed) • Over 100 top scholarly academic journals in PDF back to 1985. • Indexing and abstracts for 3,534 scholarly journals (of those, 2,778 are peer reviewed) with many dating back to 1985.
  • 20. Academic Search Elite
  • 21. Articles JStor If off campus, click here The Arts & Sciences III collection includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. There are 150 titles in this collection.
  • 22. Jstor
  • 23. Key Journals Titles Art Full Text Jstor Academic Search Elite Library Print Subscription Dates Dates Dates Dates Afterimage 1/1997----on n/a 6/1996----on 1995----on Art Bulletin 3/1995----2/2009 n/a 3/1985----on 3/1974----on Art History n/a n/a 3/1985----on (365 day embargo) n/a Art in America 11/2002----on n/a 11/2002----on 1958----on Art International n/a n/a n/a 2/1970----11/1984 Art Issues 1/1998----11/2001 n/a n/a n/a Art Journal 4/1995----on 1960----2006 3/1985----on 1975----on Art Monthly 12/1996----on n/a 12/2003----on n/a Art Papers 1/1997----on n/a n/a 1993----on Artforum International n/a n/a n/a 1974----on Artnews n/a n/a n/a 1961----on Bomb 11/2000----on n/a n/a 1999----on Burlington Magazine n/a 1948----2004 n/a n/a Flash Art 12/2003----on n/a n/a 3/1980----on Frieze n/a n/a n/a 8/2000----12/2008 Grey Room n/a 2000----2004 n/a n/a New Art Examiner 12/1996----5/2002 n/a n/a 10/1984----5/2002 October 1/1998----7/2003 1976----2004 1/1997----on (365 day embargo) 2000----on Oxford Art Journal 1/2004----3/2008 1978----1999 n/a n/a Parkett n/a n/a n/a 1984----on
  • 24. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Art in the Modern Era Amy Dempsey. Entries cover more than 300 movements, stylistic spin-offs, and convoluted political and interdisciplinary influences. Each entry cites important collections and key sources for further study. European and North American painting, sculpture, architecture, and design are emphasized, as are installation, performance, sound, video, and Internet art. All major and minor movements are mentioned.
  • 25. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Artlex Definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references.
  • 26. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries A Companion to Art Theory ed. Paul Smith & Carolyn Wilde. Survey of art theory in the context of Western visual art consists of 41 original essays written by experts in the field. Extensive introduction on the formation of modern art theory. Organized chronologically so that readers can trace developments of visual art theory, including modern conceptions of art and current theoretical preoccupations.
  • 27. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Artspeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present, by Robert Atkins, 2nd ed. Short, alphabetically arranged essays provide definitions including information about who, when, where, and what. Timeline and illustrations. REF N6490 .A75
  • 28. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries More than 115 entries clearly explain the who, what, when, and where of art since 1945. Some entries deal with concepts, such as formalism, multiculturalism, and the picture plane; some discuss specific movements, such as Abstract Expressionism and Fluxus; some describe various ways of making art, such as collage, performance, and video.
  • 29. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Encyclopedia of Jewish American Artists Samantha Baskind. Information on 85 artists from the 19th and 20th centuries ( painters, sculptors, printmakers, video, conceptual, and performance) entries contain a brief biography of the artist, highlights of his or her career, a description of one or more significant images, and a short bibliography and list of selected public collections containing the artist's work. In some cases, the author includes excerpts from recent interviews. A brief reading list and an index complete the work. REF N6538 .J4 B37 2007
  • 30. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
  • 31. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Grove Dictionary of Art ed. Jane Turner. With 6700 contributors, it covers all aspects of the visual arts in all places at all times, with a weather eye to the contemporary. Includes biographical, geographical, philosophical, and theoretical information, as well as forms and themes, social aspects, and cultural influences. The entries all include useful bibliographies, and a vast array of images. 34 Vols.
  • 32. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
  • 33. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
  • 34. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Words of Art ed. Robert Belton. From the faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Glossary of theory and criticism for the visual arts.
  • 35. Biographical Sources
  • 36. Biographical Sources Art Now Volume 2 135 artists in A-Z entries, plus a special section about gallery representation and current market prices. Entries include: short biography; exhibition history and bibliographical information; and, images of important recent work. REF N 6490.4 .A37 2005
  • 37. Biographical Sources AskArt Online database containing over 155,000 artists. Biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references, along with International artists' auction records and images. Over 6,000 museums and dealers are also referenced. On campus, users have complete access to information about the artists’ biographies, auction records, financial graphics, magazine ads pre-1998, and images.
  • 38. Biographical Sources A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America Since 1850 by Penny Dunford. Biographical summaries include impact of personal lives on artistic lives, exhibitions and awards, locations of examples of works, and references. Includes some American artists not yet in other sources.
  • 39. Biographical Sources Contemporary American Women Sculptors , by Virginia Watson-Jones. Entries for over 1,000 artists include biographical data, exhibitions, public collections, awards, brief bibliography, and artist statement. One illustration per artist. Geographic and media indexes. REF NB236 .W38
  • 40. Biographical Sources Contemporary Artists ed. Joanne Cerrito, 3rd ed. International, Each of the 800+ entries includes biographical data, a comprehensive list of individual exhibitions, a selection of up to ten important group exhibitions, a list of public collections, primary and secondary bibliographies, and a critical essay. Some statements by artists are included. REF N6489 .C65
  • 41. Biographical Sources
  • 42. Biographical Sources Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists , by Paul Cummings, 6th ed. Painters, sculptors, printmakers. Entries include biographical information, exhibitions, collections, commissions, references. Also own the 3rd and 5th eds. (later editions omit some artists found in earlier editions) REF N6536 .C86 1994
  • 43. Biographical Sources Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2008-09 , Short entries for more than 300 emerging and established international artists. REF N6488 .G7 F75
  • 44. Biographical Sources Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era , Entries for more than 12,700 painters, sculptors, graphic artists, etc. in Latin America and the Caribbean region active during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entries include the artists’ years, countries, bibliographies, brief biographical information, stylistic notes, a record of each artist’s exhibitions, and a list of collections where his or her work can be seen. REF N6502.4 S45 2003
  • 45. Biographical Sources North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary , ed. Jules Heller. About 1,500 American, Canadian, and Mexican women visual artists born before 1960. Lengthy entries include biographical and artistic summary, and bibliography by and about the artist.
  • 46. Biographical Sources St. James Guide to Black Artists, Biographical and career information, as well as brief critical essays, on nearly 400 of the most prominent black artists. Each entry includes selected exhibition listings, collections, publications, comments by the artist (when available), and a signed, critical essay by an authority in the field. REF N40 .S78 1997
  • 47. Biographical Sources St. James Guide to Black Artists, Biographical and career information, as well as brief critical essays, on nearly 400 of the most prominent black artists. Each entry includes selected exhibition listings, collections, publications, comments by the artist (when available), and a signed, critical essay by an authority in the field. REF N40 .S78 1997
  • 48. Biographical Sources St. James Guide to Black Artists, Biographical and career information, as well as brief critical essays, on nearly 400 of the most prominent black artists. Each entry includes selected exhibition listings, collections, publications, comments by the artist (when available), and a signed, critical essay by an authority in the field. REF N40 .S78 1997
  • 49. Biographical Sources Twentieth-Century Artists on Art: An Index to Writings, Statements, and Interviews by Artists, Architects, and Designers, by Jack S. Robertson, 2nd ed. Over 27,500 citations to 14,400 artists in over 930 publications. Includes alphabetical bibliography of sources arranged by subject. Main index arranged by artist name. Also own the 1st ed. REF N7452 .R63 1996
  • 50. Biographical Sources World Artists 1950- 1980 and World Artists 1980- 1990 ed. Claude Marks. About 312 and 118 (respectively) brief biographies of influential artist from around the world. Entries include a list of each subject’s major solo and group exhibitions, a listing of collections of the artist’s work, and a bibliography of critical commentary, including exhibition catalogs. REF N 6489 .M37 1984
  • 51. Websites
  • 52. Websites Absolutearts .com images of 157,166 works and select biographical information on hundreds of contemporary artists. Art in Context, Center for Communications (US) Publication and dissemination of information about contemporary artists and where to find their work online since 1995.
  • 53. Websites Art in Flux: A Directory of Resources for Research in Contemporary Art Cheryl K. Shurtleff, Department of Art, Boise State University, ID. Comprehensive, annotated directory with extraordinary coverage of contemporary art Web sites. The Site Map takes you to a menu featuring Artists; links to international Museums and Galleries; Theory sites; Reference, including dictionaries, methodology, journals, copyright, publishers, auction houses and other links.
  • 54. Websites Art History Resources on the Web: Contemporary Art Chris Witcombe, Professor of Art History, Sweet Briar College, VA. Provides access to contemporary art through metasites such as The WebMuseum, Carol Gerten's Fine Art, etc., as well as direct site links, galleries and museums
  • 55. Websites An international gallery guide for modern, contemporary and emerging art. A searchable database of artists, exhibitions and galleries. Artnet Information on artists, galleries and exhibitions. Artexte (Canada) Art documentation center (Montreal, Quebec). Artist-info Information on artists and their exhibitions
  • 56. Websites Current Current events art blog, curated by PAFA critic Jody Pinto and maintained by the PAFA Library. Major Modern and Contemporary Visual Artists Major modern & contemporary visual artists (up to 7000) represented with their portrait and biography, with images of their work, articles, essays and interviews; original art, limited edition art prints, photography and poster art, paintings, multimedia and artist's books.
  • 57. Websites Recommended Blogs for Art Reviews A list of art review blog links assembled by ArtBib and hosted by Rhizome Includes an archive of over 2000 new media art works as well as numerous artist profiles.
  • 58. Websites Voice of the Shuttle: Art (Modern and Contemporary) Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara. Multidisciplinary, comprehensive site with pages for Modern and Contemporary artists and works. Good section of Online contemporary art journals. WAAND (Women Artists Archives National Directory) Rutgers University. "... web directory to U.S. archival collections holding primary source materials by and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945"
  • 59. Websites Web Directory of Contemporary Art and Artists Comprehensive web site list of databases, directories and galleries of Contemporary Art and Artists World Wide Arts Resources Gateway and search engine to arts information and culture on the Web.
  • 60. Selected Museums and Galleries
  • 61. Museums and Galleries Chinati Foundation Contemporary Art Museum (St. DIA Center for the Arts Gagosian Gallery Guggenheim Museum Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ICA Boston
  • 62. Museums and Galleries ICP (International Center of Photo LACMA (Los Angeles) MASS MOCA The Mattress Factory MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) Museum of Contemporary Art (Ch
  • 63. Museums and Galleries New Museum of Contemporary Ar P.S.1 MOMA Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts SF MOMA Walker Art Center Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 64. Museums and Galleries London Tate Modern Hayward Gallery Saatchi Gallery and their U Institute of Contemporary A
  • 65. Museums and Galleries Paris Centre Pompidou Musee du quai Branly Musee d'Art moderne de la
  • 66. Selected A / V
  • 67. A / V Art:21 “Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century” : PBS series focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. Footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions.
  • 68. A / V Art International Radio Home of the former Art Radio, the Internet radio station of P.S.1. WPS1 was discontinued on January 1, 2009. The station collected over 2000 hours of art talk, music and cultural programs that were available in a stream and an on- demand archive. AIR is currently rebuilding its Web site, developing new programs, and designing new methods of streaming and delivery. In late January,
  • 69. A / V UbuWeb A completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. Founded in 1996 as a repository for avant-garde visual, concrete, and sound poetry, UbuWeb has expanded to become a formidable online collection of visual, audio, and written material that is freely available for noncommercial,
  • 70. A / V Google Video YouTube
  • 71. Writing The Paper
  • 72. Writing The Paper Writing Writing the Art History Paper – Online guide from Dartmouth College Art History Writing Guide – Online guide from Wesleyan College
  • 73. Writing The Paper Evaluation Evaluating Web Resources Online guide from Purdue University
  • 74. Writing The Paper Chicago Manual of Style The Chicago Manual of Style Online Turabian and Chicago Styles Citations
  • 75. Writing The Paper Modern Language Association (MLA) Format MLA Formatting and Style Guide
  • 76. Writing The Paper Plagiarism CCA Libraries Guide to Plagiarism Dete
  • 77. Writing The Paper Copyright and Fair Use Information Guide from Stanford University Copyright Crash Course