In keeping with its policy of generous access, the Cary Collection is pursuing a number of digital initiatives that will enable users all over the world to sample the wealth of rich materials housed in the library. These include the development of a substantial digital archive of images from the collection and an on-line digital library of public domain titles from the renowned Middleton Collection on bookbinding.
There is no equivalent in the many Native American languages for the word art. Yet the objects here suggest that Native Americans are a highly spiritual people who create objects of extraordinary beauty. In Native American thought there is also no distinction between what is beautiful or functional, and what is sacred or secular. Design goes far beyond concerns of function, and beauty is much more than simple appearances. For many native peoples, beauty arises from living in harmony with the order of the universe.The concerns and aspirations of a vital contemporary American Indian population changes as the world changes. Today some Native American artists continue traditions of their ancestors, while others transform those traditions in new and innovative ways.
The Crafts Study Centre holds acclaimed collections and archives of 20th century and contemporary craft. More than 4,000 images from the collections can be found on VADS thanks to funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) which funded the digitisation project.
Working Papers in Art and Design is an international peer-reviewed journal that is distributed without charge in order to reach a wide audience, especially art and design researchers, academics, doctoral students and their supervisors. It has a core interest in the fundamental principles, philosophies, and problems that underpin studio-based research in the creative and performing arts, including design, architecture, music, etc.
The official site of the Mucha Foundation. A comprehensive resource for information on Alphonse Mucha (or Alfons Mucha) with details on his life, the Mucha Trust Collection, news, exhibitions, events and publications.
The Open University sums up six key design movements in a cute new animated series...Each one is a snapshot of a key 20th century design style or movement, so we’ve got Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts, Bauhaus, Modernism, American Industrial Design and Postmodernism.
Femke’s work marries technical skill with some fantastical ideas as proved by her two most recent collections. For Elders, her 2013 spring/summer range, she took inspiration from our primordial emotional response to the onset of spring, “the simple joy we feel in being let loose into the wild to play in an environment overflowing with possibilities.”
The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience.
Several rare and unusual published resources of interest to students of western dress and fashion from the 19th to the early 20th-century. Includes historical surveys as well as manufacturers' booklets and sample swatch catalogs.
The Historical Book Arts Database is primarily a teaching tool. It features a sampling of materials held in the Special Collections Division focusing on the history of the book and medieval manuscripts from the 11th to the 19th century.
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