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Research Guide: General Art Resources
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|Art in Time : A World History of Styles and Movements
||N5303 .A755 2014
|Art that Changed the World
||N5300 .A698 2013
||N5300 .S923 2008
|The Encyclopedia of Visual Art
||N31 .E53 1989
|Great Artists of the Western World II
||N40 .G774 1988
|History of Art
||N5300 .J3 1997
|The Oxford Companion to Art
||N33 .O98 1970
|St. James Guide to Black Artists
|| N40 .S78 1997
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General Art Sites
Smarthistory: this website is sponsored by Khan Academy and provides introductory art history information, http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/.
The Art Story: a non-profit foundation website for introductory information on modern art http://www.theartstory.org/
MoMA Learning: essays and information on modern and contemporary art from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning.
Art21: a non-profit website based off an award-winning PBS series that wants to engage and educate new viewers about contemporary visual art, http://www.art21.org/.
Virtual Museums Online--take virtual tours of museums around the world
Google Art Project
: Walk through museums all around the world (a la google street view), and get incredible close-up detail on the most famous works of art.
Museum of Modern Art: Award-winning web site from the Museum of Modern Art, http://www.moma.org.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://www.metmuseum.org/.
Smithsonian Institution: http://www.si.edu/.
National Gallery of Art: Covers works of art and the artist, http://www.nga.gov/collection/.
National Portrait Gallery--United States: Hall of Presidents, teaching resources online, biographical information on artists, http://www.npg.si.edu.
National Portrait Gallery--London: Online portraits of historical figures, research publications, access to Heinz Archive and Library, http://www.npg.org.uk.
Tate Gallery: Over 8000 images online. Access to expanded Galleries in Liverpool and St. Ives and Tate Modern. Part of British Art Information Project, which is an initiative to have over 50,000 images online by 2001, http://www.tate.org.uk.
The Louvre, France: Home of Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Mona Lisa",
Uffizi Gallery--Florence, Italy: Botticelli, Caravaggio, Cimabue and more Italian greats, http://www.italyguides.it/us/florence/uffizi_gallery.htm.
Galleria dell'Acccademia: Michelangelo's "Statue of David" and "The Prisoners," http://www.italyguides.it/us/florence/accademia-gallery.htm.
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia: Home of paintings and sculpture by Raphael, Titian, DaVinci, Michelangelo and others, http://www.hermitagemuseum.org.
Sistine Chapel: Explore Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling, http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/CSN/CSN_Main.html.
American Society of Interior Designers: http://www.asid.org/
Interior Design: the magazine's website, http://www.interiordesign.net/
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