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ARTH 432 Cultural and Self-Identity in American Art and Architecture (1650-1950): Home

Art and architecture of America from the colonial period to the mid-twentieth century.

ARTstor images for your paper

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987 Self-Portrait
Warhol, Andy. Self-Portrait. 1966.  Silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on nine canvases. The Museum of Modern Art. ARTstor. Web. 11 Nov. 2015.

Find images for your presentation or paper in the database, ARTstor.  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export of Power Point

You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Art History Survey Collection).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.

Specialized Online Encyclopedias

Getting Started

For background information, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online.  Both the 'Guided Tour' and 'Tips for Users' (available from the Home page) provide useful information on searching Grove/Oxford Art Online. The Oxford Companion to Western Art  edited by Hugh Brigstocke is also part of Oxford Art Online.

Bibliographies located in books or at the end of journal articles can be very helpful.  To learn if Pepperdine has access to a particular journal, search for the name of the journal in the library catalog, or use the 'Access Databases and E-Journals' search feature on the Library's Web site.

Finding Journal Articles

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Online Journal

American Art is a not-for-profit, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to exploring all aspects of the United States’ visual heritage from colonial to contemporary times. It seeks to promote sound scholarship and thought-provoking interpretation on topics in the fine arts, popular culture, public art, film, electronic multimedia, decorative arts, and craft. Through a broad interdisciplinary approach, the journal provides readers with a richer understanding not only of specific artists and objects, but also of the cultural factors that have shaped American visual culture over three centuries. American Art embraces all methods of investigation to explore the nation’s rich and diverse artistic legacy.

Current issues are available on the University of Chicago Press Journals site

Older issues are available through JSTOR

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