The encyclopedias and companions listed in this section have helpful introductory essays on all aspects of ancient art. Each essay recommends sources for further reading.
Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and ArchitectureBrill's New Pauly (print and online access)
Covers all aspects of art in the classical world.Encyclopedia of Ancient History
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to find essays on ancient art. The Encyclopedia
has helpful overview articles about Roman and Greek art. Try the following keywords to find more specific entries on ancient art: wall painting, mosaics, furniture, architecture, sculpture, fresco, graffiti, villa, paint and painting, vases, glass, etc.Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient EgyptTopics covered include art, architecture, religion, language, literature, trade, politics, everyday social life and the culture of the court.Dictionary of Art
34 volumes. Print only. Shelved on the second floor of the library.Greek Art, Companion to
Introductory chapters on all aspects of Greek art from architecture to mosaics and coinage.Companion to Ancient EgyptThe Companion has eleven chapters on the visual arts (chapters 35-45). Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed., 2012)
Entries of varying lengths on all aspects of art in the classical world.Cambridge Ancient HistoryA comprehensive ancient history in fourteen volumes spanning prehistory to late antiquity.
Art Full Text (EBSCO)Art Full Text
indexes and abstracts the content of art journals.
to link to the online articles or use the Get a Scan
button.Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (ProQuest)
The single most important bibliographical research tool for research in architecture, urban design, historic preservation and urban planning history.JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Use the Advanced Search
feature in order to limit to architecture and/or art journals.Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)
Indexes articles from art and architecture periodicals published from 1929-1984.
Below are two lists, which decode the abbreviations commonly used in ancient history and art journals, book series, and reference works:
Image archive with high-resolution art images. ARTstor requires online registration in order to download images.Falvey Library Catalog
Books often include images. Add the keyword "exhibition" to your search to find exhibition catalogs.
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