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ART 333 - Contemporary Art History

A study, within the context of social, cultural, and political developments, of important themes and topics in the visual arts from the 1960's to the present.

Credo Reference- Art search box


This box will search all of your Credo Reference "Art" titles.

Research Suggestions

From Dr. Livingston:

Some tips for tracking down sources:
  • Look first for a catalogue raisonné on your artist (a comprehensive catalogue of their work). Bear in mind that for established artists there may have been a catalogue published years ago that does not contain more recent work, or their catalogue may appear in multiple volumes, dividing the range of their work over the course of a long career. Sometimes the text for these catalogues appears in a separate volume from the plates and illustrations, so make sure you order all volumes if using interlibrary loan.
  • In addition to a catalogue raisonné (or if one is not available for your artist), look next for a catalogue from a retrospective exhibition of their work. Other good print sources include catalogs of major group exhibitions in which they were featured, as well as reviews of those exhibitions in established art publications (see bibliographic list posted on Canvas for some notable titles).
  • A good starting point for finding books and journals is The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), maintained by the Getty Research Institute:  http://library.getty.edu:7108/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=en_US_getty

Select Online Reference Sources

Searching the open web to gather background information is one way to initiate your research. Another strategy is to consult the "reference" resources in the library, many of which are available online. Reference sources are also where you want to look for standards. For intsance, give the following a try:

Expand your library catalog search: WorldCat

Still can't find what you are looking for?  Try WorldCat!  WorldCat is a library catalog to many library catalogs from around the world. In other words, you will find many resources here that are NOT in / accessible through the Marriott Library.
Then, utilize the free InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service!