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ARTH 223 Italian Renaissance Art

 

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  • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785

Background information

Liaison librarian

  • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785

Bibliographies

Bibliographies provide a review of the published literature on a given topic. They list all of the relevant books, journal articles, and exhibition catalogues available at the time of publication. An annotated bibliography also provides a brief description or review of the book, article, or catalogue

Art Books: A Basic Bibliography of Monographs on Artists
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Central Italian Painting, 1400-1465

Martha Levine Dunkelman
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Dugento Painting: an annotated bibliography
James Stubblebine
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Fifteenth-Century Central Italian Sculpture
Sarah Blake Wilk
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Fifteenth-Century North Italian Painting and Drawing
Charles M. Rosenberg
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Mannerism in Art, Literature, and Music: A Bibliography
Richard Studing and Elizabeth Kruz
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Sources in Iconography, in the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art
McGill University
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Books 

Search WorldCat for books and more. A tutorial is available here.

Journal Articles

Find journal articles using these online indexes and databases:

  • Art Full Text (EBSCO)
    Covers Art, Architecture, Housing and Urban Planning. Indexes (from 1984) and abstracts (from 1994) articles from periodicals published throughout the world. May cross-search with Art Index, Art Retrospective (1929-1984) and Art Image Gallery.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA)
    Covers material published between 1975 and 2007. For material published after 2007 see the International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
  • International Bibliography of Art (IBA) (CSA)
    Covers international scholarship within the following broad parameters: European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945; Visual arts in all media, plus decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology and classical studies, antiques and architectural history, and related fields.
  • JSTOR
    Search the full text of articles in a range of Art History journals. **Coverage up to 2009: does not include most recent articles**
  • ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    An online bibliography for articles, essays, books and reviews for scholars interested in the Middle Ages and / or Renaissance (400-1700).
    Contains the full text of Paul Oskar Kristeller's Iter Italicum : a finding list of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries.

Additional Online Indexes and Databases

Liaison librarian

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Museum websites

Museums with excellent Italian Renaissance (1250-1600) collections searchable online:

UNITED KINGDOM

The British Museum, London
Major prints and drawings collection, coins and medals, decorative arts

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Major sculpture and decorative arts collection

The National Gallery of Art, London
Major paintings collection

AUSTRIA

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Paintings, armor, sculpture, decorative arts

FRANCE

Musée du Louvre, Paris
Major paintings collection

ITALY

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Major paintings collection with remarkable range from Tuscany and other regions of Italy, prints and drawings

SPAIN

Museo del Prado, Madrid
Major paintings collection

USA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Major paintings collection, prints and drawings, furniture, and decorative arts

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Frick Collection, New York
Major paintings collection

The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Collection of drawings, books, and manuscripts

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Major collection of paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Paintings, drawings, manuscripts, and decorative arts

Liaison librarian

  • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785

Writing Tools

  • Citation Guides: Chicago Style
  • Citing Images

    Details

    How to cite works of art and museum wall text:

    1. Citing works of art

    2. To cite wall text, exhibition labels, or other didactic information, use these examples as a guide:

    • Wall text:
      • As a footnote: Wall text, Name of Exhibition, Name of Museum, Museum Location, Dates
        • example: Wall text, Splendore a Venezia, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC, October 12, 2013-January 19, 2014.
      • In your bibliography: Name of Museum. Wall text, Name of Exhibition, Museum Location, Date.
        • example: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Wall text, Splendore a Venezia, Montreal, QC, October 12, 2013-January 19, 2014.
    • Museum label:
      • As a footnote: Museum label for Artist Name, Title of Artwork, Name of Museum, Museum Location, Date
        • example: Museum label for Lorenzo Lotto, Venus and Cupid, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2014
      • In your bibliography: Name of Museum. Museum label for Artist Name, Title of Artwork, Museum Location, Date. [Optional: include name of exhibition or other relevant information]
        • example: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum label for Lorenzo Lotto, Venus and Cupid, New York, NY, 2014.
  • Learning to Look (Taylor)
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  • A Short Guide to Writing about Art (Barnet)
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  • Writing about Art (Sayre)
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  • Writing Tools: Annotated Bibliographies

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