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ARTT 4375: Pedagogy of Art Criticism, History & Aesthetics: Images & Media

A course guide to library research resources for Prof. Evans-Palmer's Art Criticism, History and Aesthetics students.

Art & Design Image Databases

This is a list of image database related to art and design, BUT if you need other types of images there are many more on the Image Databases page.

Streaming Media

The library has access to large amounts of streaming media, including videos on art history, aesthetics, architecture, and many other art related topics. We also have streaming audio databases too.

Contains Art & Architecture videos that you can make clips from for embeding into presentations

Finding Images in Image Databases and Books

You can see a list of all the library's image databases from the "By Type" drop down menu on the Research Databases page. Or use the list to the left here.

You can also check the library catalog for art books with images. Just use the keyword for the type of image you want and an abbreviation like ill or illus for illustration. Example: birds and ill or type in birds and illus. Other words for finding images that you can use in catalog searches are pictoral works, illustration, or "___ in art", for example "flowers in art".

We do own the Illustration Index, Sculpture Index, and Havlice's World Painting Index (tells you what book has a reproduction or illustration of known works by known artists) and Martha Moss's Photography Books Index, volumes I and II, a subject guide to photo anthologies. If you do a keyword search under “catalogue raisonne” you will get all the books of the complete works (catalogue raisonne) of particular artists.

For visual communication, “mass communication,” “advertising,” and “marketing” are subject headings that can have image books. For example, if you do a keyword search using "advertising and annual” you will see all the titles we have that are advertising awarded images and campaigns (Annual Clio, National Addy, Graphis, Art Director's Annual, Photo Annual, Major marketing campaigns annual). If you look under the subject heading “Advertising Campaign – Periodicals”, you will see others.

How to Make Image Groups in Artstor and export them to Powerpoint

1. Log in to Artstor. (If you don't have an account register for one using your TXSTATE email address)

2. Do a search for your images

3. Click the Select link above your search results

4. Click on the images you want to add to your image group that you will be making a powerpoint out of

5. Click on the Organize drop down menu at the top of the page

6. Choose Save Selections to New Image Group

7. Give your Image Group a title and click the orange Save Changes button

8. Click on the orange Go to Group button that pops up 

9. Click the Download link above your first image or the Download Image Group link under the Share drop down menu at the top of the page

10. Click the orange Request PPT button

11. Click the orange Download PPT button

12. Open your PPT and customize as needed

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