Art and Architectural History - Textbook Sets and Teaching Tools:
Free Resources on the Web:
- Art History Resources on the Web
- Art Images for College Teaching
- Digital Images Collections Guide (University of Minnesota Libraries)
- The ImageBase of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (Searchable database of 82K images)
- Pictures of Record publishes scholarly annotated images for teaching anthropology, history, art history, archaeology, and many other disciplines.
- The Timeline of Art History
Licensed image databases for campus community only:
Archivision "Archivision" is an educational image resource for architecture, urban design, garden landscape, landscape architecture, and public art. Rensselaer Libraries has acquired the base package of the Archivision Digital Archive which is comprised of 16,000 images with extensive data. According to descriptions on their web site, the "Archive's Base Collection is a core architecture collection representing major Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th & 19th Century and Modern sites selected from our more than 100,000 slide archive."
Saskia Ltd. Cultural Documentation provides high
quality digital images of works of art for scholarly study and
research. Rensselaer Libraries has licensed approximately 3400
images from Saskia that are mounted on our campus-wide network
and are for use by the Rensselaer community. The following are
some of the sets of digital images we've purchased to accompany
art history instruction.
|Ancient Art vol. 1, Ancient Greek Architecture - Saskia Ltd. - CDR-2201 (132 images)|
|Ancient Art vol. 4, Roman Architecture - Saskia Ltd. - CDR-2205 (255 images)|
|Contemporary American Architecture - Saskia Ltd. - CDR-2410 (88 images)|
|Frederick Hartt's History of Italian Renaissance Art - Saskia Ltd. - CDR-2405 (199 images)|
|Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 11th edition - Saskia Ltd. - CDR-2412 (415 images)|
|Italian Renaissance Art, part II - Saskia Ltd. - CDR-2406 (513 images)|
|Japanese Architecture - Davis Images - D011 (33 images)|
|Masterpieces I: MoMA - Davis Images - D008 (56 images)|
|Text Book Superset - Saskia Ltd. - CDR-TEXT (1780 images)|
|US Revival Architecture - Davis Images - D006 (83 images)|
indicates those databases restricted to Rensselaer users.