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ARTH 15610: Imitation of Life: Art in the Twentieth Century

A guide to resources for students in Megan Luke's course (Fall 2012)

Artwork

Search by title of the work
To locate books, or a chapter on a specific work within a collection of essays, search by keyword using the object's exact title.

example: Sunday on La Grande Jatte

Find museum and gallery catalogs
Search the catalog by author using the name of the museum that owns the work.  Within this list, look for a handbook, guide to the collection or exhibition catalogs covering the time period, style, medium, or artistic movement as your object.

example: Art Institute of Chicago

To locate general museum handbooks, use a keyword search adding "handbook," "guide" or "collection" to the name of the museum.

example: Smart Museum of Art collection


Find books about the artist

A catalogue raisonne is a comprehensive catalogue of an artist's work. To find catalogues raisonne do a keyword search for  the artist's name plus the word "raisonne".

example: picasso raisonne


 If a catalogue raisonne doesn't exist for your artist, try a keyword search using complet* or complete works to find the most comprehensive catalog or monograph on the artist.

example: duchamp complete works

 


Artists' Writings

Search in the Library Catalog
Combine the artist's name with any these terms.

writings
interviews
diaries
correspondence
letters

statement
sketchbook
notebook
facsimile

Some examples of recent anthologies:

Artists' Writings