This subject covers: the history of art, particularly in China, India, Japan and Korea. Wilson General Reference and the general circulating collection in Wilson Library cover art of China, Japan and Korea. For art of India, most print resources will be located in Ames Library of South Asia.
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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Art Full Text, produced by The HW Wilson Company, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.
Art Index Retrospective covers 55 years (from 1929-1984)of art journalism and research from leading English-language sources, plus others published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Besides periodicals, resources include data from yearbooks and select museum bulletins.
References principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia. Emphasizes materials published since 1971, but has some materials dating from as early as 1779. It is broad, emphasizing the Humanities and Social Sciences, but not comprehensive.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Classified arrangement listing articles and books in English and other western languages.
General Reference Sources
Coverage includes many media. Includes charts of schools, lengthy bibliography and index.
Each brief entry includes black and white illustration of the respective artist's work.
Generously illustrated guide with a few paragraphs about each artist.
This clearly written source has lengthy English language entries covering artists, media, motifs, dynasties, schools and concepts. No illustrations.
"The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day."
subtitle: T'ang, Sung and Yuan. This is basically a list of paintings arranged by dynasty. It includes all known paintings by each artist, plus a separate section for paintings by unknown artists.
Excellent in-depth encyclopedia; highly recommended. Index in volume 34. Also available online.
for background information supporting Art & Art History, Asian, go to the TOP of this page, click on SEARCH AGAIN and select "East Asian Studies" or "South Asian Studies". These two areas will list encyclopedias that cover the geographic area and its history.
Handbooks and Manuals
This basic text by Laurence Sickman is a standard.
Good overview text; as in all Penguin surveys, check the footnotes by chapter at the back of the book for useful references.
Excellent basic survey text by Robert Paine and Alexander Soper.
"How to find it, how to use it." Includes detailed specific applications. Full table of contents listed in MNCAT.
Gateways & Megasites
This site provides information on symposia, conferences, grants and other items of interest to graduate students of Chinese and Japanese art history. Does include a list of links to other Websites related to Asian art.
Web site compiled for use with survey text Gardner's Art Through the Ages
Includes links for museums, galleries, film studies, music and dance.
Art History Resources on the Web, part 10; a lengthy list arranged by country.
ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline. How to use ARTstor: http://artstor.libguides.com/students
Primary Source Materials
Societies, Agencies, and Organizations
Official Agency & Organization Websites
The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art A Photographic Research and Teaching Archive. Visual Resources Library, History of Art Department, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
http://www.artsMIA.org/ --Click on General Information for address, phone, hours, plus information on the MIA Library. ---Click on ART to find information on the Asian collection at MIA. Explore the culture, history, and religion of Asia in Japanese paintings, Buddhist sculptures, and Chinese bronzes, ceramics, and jades, including the largest carved jade mountain in the West.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
University of Minnesota
Related U of M Web Sites
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