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ART 307: Materiality and Empire 1500-1900

Taught by Shannon Flaherty

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Native American Art Reference

Special Books about Art

Catalogues Raisonnés
"All the works of an artist".  A documented collection of every work of  an artist's career.  Each work is pictured, with scholarly opinions, provenance, bibliography. A great first place to begin research, but not all artists have catalogues raisonnés.

Krasner, Lee, -- 1908-1984 -- Catalogues raisonnés.


Like a catalogue raisonné, only for a single kind of object.  Famous corpora are written for pottery, stain glass windows (Corpus Vitrirarum) and Florentine altarpieces (Offner).

The Image of the Black in Western Art


Permanent Holdings Catalogs (of museums)

Detailed catalogs of a period or genre of art in a particular museum.  Like a catalogue raisonné, it will contain a collection of scholar's opinion on an object, conservation reports, provenance and literature (written about it).  If you know of the location of a work of art, check for permanent holdings catalogs.

African American masters : highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Adapted from information created by Duke University Art Librarian Lee Sorenson.


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