MONDAY HOURS IN WATSON AND NOLEN LIBRARIES STARTING JULY 1, 2013
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Art Source (1929 – present)
Developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson, and including many unique sources that were never previously available, this database covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. This database features full-text articles as well as detailed indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books, podcasts and more. International in scope, Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch and is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers. (EBSCO)
Art Source also includes the contents of Art Index and Art Retrospective. Connect to Art Source
Featured Digital Collection: Early Publications from The Cloisters Museum
In honor of the 75th anniversary of The Cloisters, Watson Library has digitized a rich collection of Cloisters guidebooks, exhibition catalogs, and special events publications produced by the Metropolitan Museum. It includes all known titles starting from the time of the Met’s purchase of the original Cloisters collection in 1925 to 1963.
Read more here.
Recent purchases with funds provided by FRIENDS OF THOMAS J. WATSON LIBRARY
Following director Sergei Diaghilev’s death in 1929 and the subsequent fragmentation of the Ballets Russes, two rival dance troupes emerged as successors: René Blum and Léonide Massine’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Colonel Wassily de Basil’s Original Ballet Russe.
Both companies toured the United States extensively during the late 1930s to early 1950s, and these ensembles—along with the Ballet Theatre—contributed to the popularity of dance in postwar America. Shown here are souvenir programs from these companies featuring sets and costumes by Léon Bakst, Andres Derain, Henri Matisse and Isamu Noguchi.
Lyon: M. Guillermaz et Cie, 1934
A trade catalog of textile samples manufactured in Lyon, France. In the silk capital of Europe, Lyonnais manufacturers produced brocades for Louis XIV and eventually attracted designers such as Sonia Delaunay and Raoul Dufy. Featuring over one hundred swatches, this unique item offers colorful patterned natural silk crêpes, muslins, and Hunan silks, as well as toiles, artificial crépons, imitation piqués, and synthetic georgette crêpes.
The Malkin Tile Works Company, Ltd.
Burslem: The Malkin Tile Works Company Ltd., c1910
Trade catalog featuring encaustic, mosaic and wall tile designs manufactured by the Malkin Tile Works of Burslem, now part of Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Marked by bold color halftone and lithographic plates, this catalog provides numerous renderings of the Malkin company’s vibrant design options. Like its regional competitor and contemporary, Mintons; Malkin excelled in geometric encaustic flooring layouts, a wide variety of which are displayed here. This publication offers border, field, and frieze tiles, as well as moldings in classical and Art Nouveau styles.
Online Instructional Videos
Watson Library has created a series of brief videos that illustrate various library functions and procedures. Click on any of the following links to get started:
- Library Registration: demonstrates how to register to use the Museum Libraries from home.
- Requesting Library Materials: demonstrates how to request materials from the Museum Libraries.
- Using My Library Account: demonstrates how to use My Library Account to view your patron record and stay apprised of current publications in your field.