Subject guide: art history and architecture

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  • St Johns College Library

    SUBJECT GUIDE: ART HISTORY AND

    ARCHITECTURE

  • ResourcesforArtHistoryandArchitecture1. BooksArtbooksaretobefoundintheChapelWing,Firstfloor,togetherwithmusic.AllbooksonartandarchitecturewillbeclassifiedatnumbersbeginningwithN.Normalsizedbooksfollowtheoversizesequence.Theartandarchitectureseconisorganisedasfollows: N Visualarts NA Architecture NB Sculpture NC Drawing,design,illustraon ND Painng NE Printmedia NK Decoravearts NX ArtsingeneralVariousartreferenceworksmaybefoundintheReferenceseconontheGroundfloor,includingasetofthePelicanhistoryofartvolumes,andtheGroveDiconaryofArt.2. JournalsAllofthelibrariesjournalholdings,listedbysubject,areavailableviathewebsite:www.joh.cam.ac.uk/journalsTheLibrarytakesonearchitecturejournal:Architecturalreview: Currentissues,GroundFloor Earlierissues,Basement,filedunderARCFurthertlesareavailableonlineacrosstheuniversity.Ejournalscanbesearchedviaeresources@cambridge(seeoverleafformoreinformaon).

  • 3. SpecialColleconsTherearenumerousitemsintheSpecialColleconsintheOldLibrarythatmightbeofinteresttostudentsofArtandArchitecture.Manyofitsmanuscriptsbearfineexamplesofmedievalilluminaon.ItcontainsearlyprintedvolumesbearingimportantwoodcutsbyfiguressuchasAlbrechtDurer,aswellasearlyedionsofworksofimportancetoarthistory,fromFrancescoColonna'sHypnerotomachiaPoliphili(1499),toHumphreyRepton'sObservaonsonthetheoryandpracceoflandscapegardening(1805).AddionallyitholdsthepersonalpapersofoldJohnians,includingbothCecilBeatonandSamuelButler,aswellasthelaer'sphotographiccollecons,andmaterialrelangtothearchitectureoftheCollegeitself,mostnotablythe16thcenturyplansofSecondCourt.BeyondthistheUpperLibraryisitselfafineexampleofJacobeanGothicarchitectureandwoodcarving.PleaseasktheSpecialColleconsLibrarian,ifyouwouldliketoexploretheseresourcesfurther.4. ElectronicresourcesTheLibraryGatewayprovidesacompleteguidetoelectronicresourcesavailableacrosstheUniversity:hp://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/eresources/index.phpSelectArtfromthedropdownmenu.Databasesofparcularinteresttoartandarchitecturestudentsinclude:TheAveryIndextoArchitecturalPeriodicals(over1000architectureandrelatedjournals)TheBibliographyoftheHistoryofArt(BHA)CAMIO:CatalogofartmuseumimagesonlineTheFacultyofArchitectureandHistoryofArtLibrarywebsitelistsanumberofusefullinkstobibliographicdatabasesanderesources.:hp://www.aha.cam.ac.uk/LibraryKeyresourcesinclude: ADAM(theArt,Design,ArchitectureandMediaGateway) Archipedia ARTstor CambridgeArchitecturalResearch RIBAOnlineCatalogue

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    RecommendaonsTheCollegeLibraryaimstoprovideallworksnecessaryforPartOnecourses,andaseleconofthemostimportantworks required forPartTwo.We receive reading lists from thedepartmental libraries inadvanceofeachacademicyear,andconnuallyupdatetheLibrarycolleconsinresponsetorequestsfromDirectorsofStudies,supervisors,andstudents.IftextsyourequireforyourcoursearenotavailableintheCollegeLibrary,pleasetalktoamemberofLibrarysta.RecommendaoncardsfornewpurchasescanbefoundattheIssueDesk,andallreasonablerequestswillbeconsidered.HelpIfyouhaveanydicultyintracingthematerialyouneed,whetherinprintedorelectronicformat,pleaseaskamemberofLibrarystaforassistance.

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