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ARTbibliographies Modern

ArtBibliographies Modern 


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Who should use this database?

 Those looking for for information on artists, art movements, art history and theory, design, photography, and crafts.

 What kinds of materials are referenced in the database?

 Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, and including photography since its invention. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends. The coverage of ABM is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.

 What years does the database cover?

1974 to the present.

Will I find full-text articles in the database?

No.