Portland State University

Art & Architecture Resources

Recommended Resources

Consists of abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.

Includes full text articles in international visual arts journals that cover artists and their works from antiquity to the present.

Provides citations to articles and reproductions from Art Index, 1929-1984. Covers all forms of art from antiquity to the present.

The ARTstor Digital Library, a non-profit resource, consists of images in art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

Indexes articles about architecture, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation.

Provides abstracts for articles and books on European and American art from late antiquity to the present.

Provides full text magazines and scholarly journals in the fine arts and music.

Includes full text of the Grove 34-volume encyclopedia, The Dictionary of Art, which contains scholarly articles on the visual arts from prehistory to the present day.

Other Resources

Presents images and information for advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines from 1911 to 1955. Focuses on five main subject areas: radio, television, transportation, beauty & hygiene, and World War II.

Provides text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history.

An authoritative online resource for reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.

Archives images of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.

Includes academic freely available ebooks.

Conceived as a companion to the Islamic galleries at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), this web site is intended as a general introduction to Islamic art from southern Spain to Central Asia, ranging in date from the seventh century to the present. 

Collects articles, case studies, and book chapters covering the key areas of governance, sustainability, social responsibility, environmental management, and related fields.