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From Images, Texts, and Marginalia in a "Vows of the Peacock" Manuscript by Domenic Leo (ebook, click link to read online)

1. Search the Library Catalog for books to explore your subject.

2. Remember that eBooks can be read online!

3. View work of specific artists and traditions on Artsy.net.

4. Look for subject articles in Oxford Art Online.

5. Use Art & Architecture Source to search for journal articles.

6. Register as a user in ARTstor, then search & download images.

7. Explore the Library's Special Collections
- - browse our Tumblr Archive to see selections
- - browse & search our Book Arts Catalog

8. How did you do? Contact me if you’d like more help with your research topic.
    -- Kathy Cowan, kcowan@mica.edu, (410) 225-2714

Books in the Decker Library

Special Collections at Decker Library

 page from Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to the Border Patrol
Page from 
Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to the Border Patrol (N7433.4 .G68 C64 1998 Cage).
Performance texts by Guillermo Gómez-Peña; collage images by Enrique Chagoya.

Browse or search the Book Arts Catalog for over 600 artists' books in our collection.

Follow the Decker Library Tumblr for selections from the Library's special collections.

All are available to view in the Library by request at the Information Desk.


Artsy.net

Artsy.net is a highly visual website that is useful for browsing multiple artists and artworks from many time periods. It includes the Art Genome Project, which maps characteristics (called “genes”) common to art makers and to art and design objects over time.

Screenshot from Artsy.net

Browse all categories here
A selection of categories follows:

Google Arts & Culture


Three Noblemen and a Dog (late 18th century). India, Rajasthan, Jaipur. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; view on Google Arts & Culture.

Google Arts and Culture presents gigapixel versions of artworks from many times and places. One can browse by media, movement, place, and more.

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