Information Tools: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Archives,etc.: Fine Arts

When you are researching a topic, you will often encounter unfamiliar terms, or familiar ones used in a specialized way. DICTIONARIES provide a quick definition and often some elaboration on the uses of the term. ENCYCLOPEDIAS provide background information for understanding and developing your topic. Encyclopedia articles may also include brief bibliographies which should give you further sources of information and avenues to explore.

The Art Museum - a beautiful (and very hefty) book, full of information on, and illustrations of, art from around the world, timelines of art and cultures, information on artists, etc! This substantive book was 10 years in the making and published by Phaidon Press.
N5300.A78 2011 Oversize Collection (Upper level)

Bridgemean Art Library Archive -- "An outstanding archive of images drawn from collections throughout the world."

Brill's New Pauly : Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World
REF: DE5.N4813 2002 pt.1&2
REF DE5.N48132 v. 1-4 Supplements: 2007-

Credo Reference Guide: Art History
A comprehensive reference guide that explores a variety of resources in Art History. Use the tabs at the top to browse through the guide.

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Critical Terms for Art History

Dictionary of Art
REF: N31.D5 1996 v1-34

Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (2013)

Encyclopedia of Ancient History (-2014)

Encyclopedia of Latin American & Caribbean Art
REF: N6502.E53 2006

Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World

Encyclopedia of World Art
REF - 3RD: N31.E4833 1959 v1-17 (in upper level reference section)

Grove Encyclopedia of Material and Techniques in Art
REF: N8510.G76 2008

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture
REF: N6415.B3Z57 2010

Materials & Techniques in the Decorative Arts : An Illustrated Dictionary
NK30.M38 2000 (Upper level -- Can be borrowed!)

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed.)
REF: DE5.O9 2012

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2012)

Oxford Reference Online : Art & Architecture

Created by: Suzanne Jones, B.A., M.L.S.
Date Created: 16-October-2000
Date Revised: 15-April-2015