ARTH 204/645 Medieval Art and Architecture

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  • Catalogue record

For the purpose of this guide, the time period is 500 CE to 1500 CE.

Sources for Background Information

Guides and Handbooks

  • A Guide to Mediaeval Antiquities and Objects of Later Date
    NK480 L6 B75 (Ref)
  • Art History
    N5300 S924 2002 (Ref) v. 1
  • Art in the Christian World 300-1500: A Handbook of Styles and Forms
    N7832 A78 1982 (Ref)

Encyclopaedias Dictionaries, Glossaries

  • Dictionary of Art - Oxford Art online
    (includes Grove Art Online)
  • Dictionnaire des miniaturistes du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance dans les differentes contrees de l’Europe
    N7616 A4 1969 (Ref)
  • Dictionnaire des sculpteurs français du Moyen Age
    NB552 B4 1992 (Ref)
  • Dictionnaire d'iconographie romane
    N7825 T47 1996 (Ref)
  • Glossary of Medieval Art & Architecture online
  • Medieval Art: A Topical Dictionary
    N7850 R67 1996 (Ref)
  • The Middle Ages: A Concise Encyclopaedia
    CB351 M565 1989b (Ref)
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
    DF521 O93 1991 (Ref) v. 1-3

Finding Journal Articles

Search first in these Art History databases. You may also wish to search this specialized database:

    Other Resources

    Citation Guides

    Image Resources

    Images and Reproductions of Art Works

    Internet Sites

    Writing Resources

    Biographical Dictionaries and Biographical Information

    • A Dictionary of Miniaturists, Illuminators, Calligraphers, and Copyists, with Reference to Their Works, and Notices of Their Patrons, from the Establishment of Christianity to the Eighteenth Century
      ND2890 B8 (Ref) v. 1-3
    • Artist Biographies Master Index
      N40 A78 1986 (Ref)
    • Benezit. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays par un groupe d’écrivains spécialistes français et étrangers
      N40 B47 1976 (Ref) t. 1-14
    • Havlice. Index to Artistic Biography
      N40 H38 (Ref)
    • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon / Artists of the World (includes Thieme-Becker Künstler-Lexikon)
      A world biographical dictionary of artists. Includes, as nearly as possible, all known painters, sculptors, engravers, architects, and decorative artists. Signed articles by outstanding scholars, long bibliographies. Locations of works of art frequently given. Numerous cross-references.


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