Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Art and Architecture Archive


Here's a reminder about articles and images available through the Art and Architecture Archive a new journal database added to the library catalogue.


This is an archive of some of the foremost art and architecture magazines dating from the late-19th century to recent history. Subjects include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. The lengthy back-runs of magazines are scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution colour and presented as page images with fully searchable text. Fine artists and designers will find this a great resource for navigating visual art titles such as Apollo and Art Monthly while architects are able to use an Advanced Search for architectural drawings/plans, maps and photographs of buildings. For architects, see the back-runs of Architects’ Journal and Architectural Review.
The full contents can be found via the library catalogue.
Additional handy features include the ability to copy and save images, export citations and limit searches to specific document types such as advertisements, building plans or illustrations.
This digital content provides a route into a limited amount of the historic journal material that pre-dates much of what is physically available in the Library.  If the journal you’re looking for isn’t listed, ask at the Librarians Office on Level 2 or email library@gsa.ac.uk and we’ll look at how else you might be able to access copies either online or at other libraries.