Bibliography On Architectural Gothic

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Bibliography of the History of Art: BHA

Covers European and American art from late antiquity to the present. The Bibliography of the History of Art: BHA includes article citations from more than 1,200 scholarly journals. Also included are citations to art-related book content, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition catalogs. Provides the most comprehensive coverage of American and international scholarly journals in the disciplines of art and architectural history. Current coverage is 1990-2009 (partial).

 International Bibliography of the History of Art: IBA
Covers European and American art from late antiquity to the present. International Bibliography of Art includes article citations from more than 1,200 scholarly journals. Also included are citations to art-related book content, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition catalogs. Provides the most comprehensive coverage of American and international scholarly journals in the disciplines of art and architectural history. Entries cover 2008 to the present. This resource is the successor to the Bibliography of the history of art. Materials indexed from 1975 through 2007 must be searched in this other resource, freely available at http://library.getty.edu/bha.

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Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, a comprehensive ans scholarly resource covering the visual arts, including painting, sculpture, architecture, works on paper, decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present. Global coverage includes the arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Pacific, and Europe. In addition, influences on the production of art such as trade, geography, history and politics are fully addressed, helping to place art in context and further a broad understanding of the history of artistic endeavor. It also includes the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Oxford Dictionary or Art Terms, and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, which can all be searched together.

Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Edited by Joseph R. Strayer. New York, Scribner, 1982-1989. 13 volumes
Fine Arts Library, Reference Collection, RFA 79.55.5 and other locations.

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. It is designed both for medievalists, who need a detailed and reliable reference tool, and for students and general readers seeking an accessible guide to the period. Over 800 scholars have assembled thousands of comprehensive entries, lavishly supplemented by hundreds of illustrations and dozens of maps. The Dictionary provides balanced coverage of both the whole geographical extent of the European Middle Ages (including Germany and Austria, Spain and Portugal, the Low Countries, and Central and Eastern Europe, amongst many others), and of numerous major topics, from art and architecture, medicine, and law, to archaeology, ecclesiastical history, and languages and literature.

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ARTstor

ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than 2 million images representing the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences together with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.  In addition, approximately 230,000 images from the Fine Arts Library Visual Collections and 40,000 images from the Visual Collections of the Frances Loeb Library are available in ARTstor’s Harvard Study Collections. ARTstor's software tools support a wide range of 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 using ARTstor's free Offline Image Viewer (OIV).

HOLLIS Images

HOLLIS Images is the Harvard Library's dedicated image catalog. It includes content from archives, museums, libraries, and other collections throughout Harvard University documenting the arts, material culture, and social history. HOLLIS Images contains descriptive records and images representing paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints, architecture, decorative arts, trade cards, rubbings, theater designs, maps and plans. High resolution images may be downloaded.

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Medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance Architecture

Sources for Background Information

Guides and Handbooks

  • The Architecture of the Renaissance
    NA510 B4713 v. 1-2
  • Art in the Christian World 300-1500: A Handbook of Styles and Forms
    N7832 A78 1982 (Ref)
  • Baroque Architecture
    NA590 N6 [1972]
  • Gothic Architecture
    NA440 F683 [1962]
  • Late Baroque and Rococo Architecture
    NA590 N63 [1973]
  • The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo
    NA1115 R397 1997 (Ref)
  • Ten Centuries of Architecture
    NA1023 T46 2001 (Ref) v. 1-6

Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries

  • Dictionary of Art - Oxford ArtOnline
    (includes Grove Art Online)
  • Dictionary of the Middle Ages
    D114 D5 1982 (Ref)
  • Encyclopedia dell'arte medievale
    folio N5965 E5 1991 (Ref)
  • Larousse Encyclopedia of Byzantine and Medieval Art
    N5970 H813 1963b (Ref)
  • Lexikon des Mittelalters
    D114 L4 (McLennan Library Reference) Bd. 1-9
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia
    BX841 N44 (McLennan Library Reference)

Core and Additional Databases, and Selected Journals

Indexes and Databases

  • Art Abstracts
    Print (Art Index) & online via McGill Library
  • ARTstor (image database)
    online via McGill Library
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
    Print & online via McGill Library
  • Index to Italian Architecture: A Guide to Key Monuments and Reproduction Sources
    NA1111 T4 1992 (Ref)
  • International Medieval Bibliography
    CD-ROM (McLennan Library Reference)
  • ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    online via McGill Library
  • RILA (International Repertory of the History of Art)
    Z5937 R55X (Ref, Index Stand) and CD-ROM (ask at the Blackader Reference Desk)
  • Web of Science (ISI)
    online via McGill Library

Selected Internet Sites

Other Resources

Bibliographies

  • Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History
    Z2016 R884 (McLennan Library Reference)
  • Baroque Architecture: Books in the English Language
    Z5941.38 V35 1982 (Ref)
  • British and Irish Architectural History: A Bibliography and Guide
    Z5944 G7 K34 (Ref)
  • Cahiers de civilisation médievale (from 1969 special Bibliographie issue)
    CB3 C3 (McLennan Library)
  • Castles: Monographs
    Z5943 C35 V36 1984 (Ref)
  • Cathedrals: Monographs
    Z5943 C56 V358 1984 (Ref)
  • Cathedrals: Monographs
    Z5943 C56 V358 1984 (Ref)
  • Gothic Architecture: A List of Books in the English Language
    Z5941.35 V35 1982 (Ref)
  • Medieval Studies: A Bibliographical Guide
    Z6203 C76 (McLennan Library Reference)
  • Monographs on Church Architecture
    Z5943 C56 V37 1984 (Ref)
  • Renaissance Architecture, a Bibliography of Books in the English Language
    Z5941.36 V35 1982 (Ref)
  • Rococo Architecture: References in the English Language
    Z5941.39 V35 1982 (Ref)
  • Romanesque Architecture: A Bibliography
    Z5941.34 D38 (Ref)
  • Serial Bibliographies for Medieval Studies
    Z6203 R66 (Ref)

Biographical Dictionaries and Biographical Information

  • Architector. The Lodge and Sketchbooks of Medieval Architects
    folio NA350 B83
  • Artist Biographies Master Index
    N40 A78 1986 (Ref)
  • Benezit. Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs
    N40 B47 1999 (Ref) v. 1-14
  • English Mediaeval Architects: A Biographical Dictionary Down to 1550
    NA996 H3 1984 (Ref)

Catalogues of Special Collections

  • Catalogue of the RIBA British Architectural Library and the Architectural Publications Index (API)
    A freely accessible online catalog containing records for selective holdings in the British Architectural Library. The online version of the API, indexing over 300 periodicals (see a complete list), is accessible from the same resource. Coverage: selective for materials catalogued or indexed since the 1980's.
    Z5941 A7x (Index Stand) and online

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