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Art and Visual Culture: Reference and Getting Started

This guide was developed for AVC 371, but can be used for any research in landscape.

New Books in Art and Visual Culture

Link to New Books in Art and Visual Culture at Ladd Library
140 artists' ideas for planet Earth / edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kostas Stasinopoulos
20th century Indian art : modern, post-independence, contemporary / Partha Mitter, Parul Dave Mukherji and Rakhee Balaram
20th century Japan in 20 buildings / John Barr
The ABC of the projectariat : living and working in a precarious art world / Kuba Szreder
African artists : from 1882 to now / commissioning editor, Rebecca Morrill ; project editor, Simon Hunegs ; [introduction, Chika Okeke-Agulu]
Africa's struggle for its art : history of a postcolonial defeat / Bénédicte Savoy ; translated by Susanne Meyer-Abich
Afterlives : recovering the lost stories of looted art / Darsie Alexander and Sam Sackeroff ; essays by Julie Voss and Mark Wasiuta
Art & energy : MA Fine Arts ZHDK graduates 2019 / editor, Donatella Bernardi
Don't get a job ... make a job [electronic resource] : how to make it as a creative graduate / Gem Barton
Art + archive : understanding the archival turn in contemporary art / Sara Callahan
Art and nuclear power : the role of culture in the environmental debate / Anna Volkmar
Art, migration, and the production of radical democratic citizenship / edited by Agnes Czajka and Áine O'Brien
Contemporary Japanese posters / [edited by] Gian Carlo Calza ; with the collaboration of Elisabetta Scantamburlo
Object lessons : the Bauhaus and Harvard / edited by Laura Muir ; with contributions by Francesca G. Bewer [and 17 others]
Artifacts : fascinating facts about art, artists, and the art world / Phaidon editors
Judy Chicago : in the making / Claudia Schmuckli with Jenni Sorkin and Janna Keegan ; Foreword [By] Thomas P. Campbell
Magnetic North : imagining Canada in painting 1910-40 / editor, Martina Weinhart with Georgiana Uhlyarik ; translation (German-English), Susie Hondl, Amy Klement, Bram Opstelten
Black Culture, Inc. : how ethnic community support pays for corporate America / Patricia A. Banks
A brief history of Black British art / Rianna Jade Parker
The Candy Store : funk, nut & other art with a kick / Scott A. Shields, biographies by Mariah Carmen Briel
Each/Other : Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger / edited by John P. Lukavic
The ends of art criticism / Patricia Bickers
Caribbean art / Veerle Poupeye
Cartier and Islamic art : in search of modernity / edited by Heather Ecker, Judith Henon-Raynaud, Évelyne Possémé, Sarah Schleuning
Constructing Latin America : architecture, politics, and race at the Museum of Modern Art / Patricio del Real

Frequently Used

Search Oxford Art Online for basic facts and background information on the history of art.  While the emphasis is on Western art history, some topics in world art are covered.

AVC Research Resources

For art exhibition reviews, you will want to reference both art magazines and popular sources from major metropolitan areas. Search for an artist's name and the title of the exhibition in quotations. For example, Pipilotti Rist AND "Pixel Forest". Sometimes using the artist's name and selecting 'Magazine Article' will limit your search to articles and exhibition reviews. For example, Yayoi Kusama. Here are a list of places to search for exhibition reviews:

Humanities Librarian

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