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THIS DAY IN THE ARTS

  • Arts Days
    From the Kennedy Center's ArtsEdge, learn about the people and events in the Arts on this day in history.

E-RESOURCES & DATABASES

JERSEY ARTS

  • Discover Jersey Arts
    Discover JerseyArts is a central clearinghouse of information on New Jersey’s cultural scene. Whether browsing the site’s comprehensive event calendar, searching its directory of cultural organizations, discovering works by local artists in its virtual gallery, or simply catching up on what’s new this season, Discover JerseyArts is your “one stop shopping” to arts and culture in the Garden State.
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts
    State agency which encourages and gives financial support to artists, arts organizations and projects throughout New Jersey.
  • State of the Arts on New Jersey Network (NJN)
    State of the Arts, co-produced by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, is a half-hour arts magazine that goes on location, to bring a greater awareness of the cultural scene in and around New Jersey.
 

ART HISTORY BOOKSHELF

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Art History
ISBN: 0131455273
Marilyn Stokstad's Art History has become the gold standard of introductions to the history of art. It has transformed the way the field of art history is perceived and experienced. Engaging, accessible, and, just as important, fun, Art History gives today's readers cultural and social context for art along with eloquent visual explanations of art's special qualities and particular vocabularies. Its animated and clear narrative tells the many-sided story of art, starting with the earliest prehistoric paintings and sculpture through today's wildly varying works in new mediums.

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A Basic History of Art
ISBN: 013099135X
Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this highly esteemed, unsurpassed introductory survey on the history of Western art from the ancient through modern worlds is specifically written and designed to make art history accessible and enjoyable for students. Now with an exciting new design and a focus on art before 1520, the Fifth Edition enhances its narrative with boxed-off essays on the history of music and theater, marginal historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, and explanation of artistic processes.

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Gardner's Art Through the Ages
ISBN: 0155011413
Chronicling the history of art from the earliest known cave paintings to postmodern architecture, as well as most major artists, works, and styles in between, these books are must-haves for those interested in understanding art in context. Both books are surveys, and experts may notice the omission of more esoteric movements and artists. Regardless, these volumes are invaluable references--especially since each edition of this classic improves noticeably in its coverage of non-Western art.

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The Story of Art
ISBN: 071483355X
The Story of Art is one of the most famous and popular books on art ever published. For 45 years it has remained unrivalled as an introduction to the whole subject, from the earliest cave paintings to the experimental art of today. Readers of all ages and backgrounds throughout the world have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating directly his own deep love of the works of art he describes. The Story of Art owes its lasting popularity to the directness and simplicity of the writing, and also the author's skill in presenting a clear narrative.

ACCESS ART ON THE NET

  • Artcyclopedia
    This site is a comprehensive index of artists and their works that are featured at museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. Search this site by artist, artwork, museum, medium, movement, subject and nationality.
  • AskART
    Search AskArt for biographical information about American artists as well as references to museums and dealers that specialize in their works. Includes additional resources available to subscribers.
  • ArtLex Art Dictionary
    More than 3,000 definitions of art along with thousands of illustrations, pronunciation notes, quotations, and cross-references are discussed on this site. Includes a search engine, translator, and links to other resources.
  • Artopia
    This site for middle school students focuses on visual and performing arts. "Students are exposed to important works of art and take part in activities that teach about styles, principles and processes of each art form.
  • Art History Resources on the Web
    Provides an encyclopedic timeline of art history through the ages. Gives in depth coverage for each time period. Lists museums and galleries throughout the world.
  • Web Gallery of Art
    Features a collection of over 11,600 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures of the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. This site also offers brief biographies of artists and "guided tours" of various genres.

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