Arts: Search

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Arts: Search (formerly Designinform) is a resource focused on the study of the history of 19th and 20th century art and design.
Additional Information
Among the topics covered are: Advertising, Architecture, Book Design, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Fashion, Furniture Design, Glass Art and Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Metalsmithing, Packaging, Photography, Poster Design, Textile Design, Theatre Design, and Typography.
Consists of four databases:
Review - Provides full text of a range of 19th and early 20th century art journals
Arts + Architecture Profiles - Includes biographical data on over 35,000 artists, architects, craftspeople and designers
Design Abstracts Retrospective - Contains abstracts of architecture and design journals published between 1900-1986.
Research Sources: Posters - Contains extensive information on Poster Design.
19th Century to present - Updates vary
Design Research Publications
Design Research Publications
Interlibrary Loan:
Print-only Copy Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit:
Unlimited simultaneous users