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Visual Literacy: Images


See the Images Databases at Duke Webpage  

 Duke University's image-database page provides easy links to all the image databases which Duke either subscribes to or recommends.  Categories include Art, Photography, History, Science, etc.






Print Resources

The scholarly Encylcopedias of art history are all heavily illustrated with reliable images.

Encyclopedia of world art. 18 vols.  New York, McGraw-Hill 1959-1987.  Lilly  N31 .E4833 1960 
   Major English-language essay-length scholarly encyclopedia.  Articles are signed by major art historians.  Half of every volume is plates. 

Ancient Art
Enciclopedia dell’arte antica, classica e orientale.   Rome, Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana. 7 vols.  1958-1966.  Lilly  N31 .E48 1958 
Enciclopedia dell’arte medievale.  Rome, Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana, 1991-2002.  12 vols.   Lilly N5965 .E52 1991  

Other Languages

Pijoán, José, general editor. Summa artis, historia general del arte.  Madrid : Espasa-Calpe, 1931- .  Lilly N5300 .C72 1931 v.1  

Propyläen Kunstgeschichte. 18 vols. Berlin: Propyläen Verlag, 1966-1974.  Lilly N5300 .P76

Subject Guide

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Lee Sorensen
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