Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Additions to ArtStor--Architecture, Art, Natural History

Architecture, SouthEast Asia, Birds, Islamic Art and Architecture, Contemporary Art

Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs
The Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs Collection is a collection of nearly 1,400 19th- and early 20th-century photographs of architecture, decorative arts and sculpture in Europe and the U.S. These materials will complement both ARTstor’s already strong holdings in the history of architecture and its expanding holdings in the history of photography.

Southeast Asia Visions
“Southeast Asia Visions” is a digital collection of European travel accounts of Southeast Asia dating between 1630 and 1930, from Cornell University Library's John M. Echols Collection and Rare and Manuscript Collections. This collection provides online access to the visual content of more than 350 books and journal articles written in English and French. The images now included in ARTstor from the Southeast Asia Visions collection were selected for the quality of their first-hand documentation and visual beauty, providing a comprehensive visual representation of Southeast Asia as recorded by Europeans. The accounts in the collection include some 10,000 images, drawings, photographs, prints and maps, many of them in color. This collection will powerfully complement ARTstor’s already rich holdings in the art, architecture and culture of Asia (as reflected in the Huntington Archive of Asian Art, the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, and the ACSAA Collection from the Univ ersity of Michigan, the first fruits of which have recently been released into the ARTstor Digital Library).

Masterpieces from the Hill Ornithological Collection, Cornell University Library
This selection from the Hill Ornithological Collection at Cornell offers a collection of more than 200 images that traces the development of ornithological illustration in the 18th and 19th centuries. In its focus upon the 18th and 19th centuries, the collection complements ARTstor’s already strong holdings in the history of prints (anchored by ARTstor’s digital version of The Illustrated Bartsch) as well as ARTstor’s growing collection of natural history illustration (especially the “First Fleet” collection from the Natural History, London).

Islamic Art and Architecture

In February of this year, we announced the first fruits of our collaboration with Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom and Walter Denny, through which we will make available up to 25,000 images from the personal image archives of these three distinguished Islamicists.

We are pleased to announce now that we have recently released approximately 3,900 further images from this collection, bringing the total to approximately 5,500 images. An additional 2,500 images will be released later this year or in early 2007. To browse these new images, please click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny).” Or search for images from these scholars' archives using their names as keywords (e.g. "Walter Denny").

Works by modern and contemporary Artists represented by the Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques (ADAGP)

In July 2006 we announced an important agreement between the French artists’ rights society (the Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques (“ADAGP”)), The Artists Rights Society of the United States (ARS), and ARTstor. We are now happy to announce that under this agreement, the ARTstor Digital Library now includes approximately 4,000 digital images of art works by nearly 350 ADAGP artists and estates.

Artists whose works are now represented in ARTstor as a result of these agreements include: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Emile Bernard, Pierre Bonnard, Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Andre Derain, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Wassily Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, Fernand Leger, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, and Edouard Vuillard.

ADAGP is the French collective society for the rights of authors in the visual arts (such as painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, and others).

ARS is a preeminent organization for visual artists in the United States. Founded in 1987, ARS represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 40,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists

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