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Art books Are Art Objects

Yes yes, we live in a digital world and you do everything electronically and online–from taking and sharing photos to reading the newspaper to talking with your mom on Facebook. But art books really aren’t the same as digital facsimiles, … Continue reading

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The Biggest Art Catalog(u)e in the World

Federated search engines have been the rage for some time now–even when I was in college our library catalog was joined with those of neighboring UMass Amherst consortia. At Georgetown you’ve probably used FirstSearch, a bibliographic search engine that combs … Continue reading

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Where Are the Art Books in Lau?

If you’re reading this art resource blog, there is a good chance you’re a visually-oriented person. I am willing to bet that when you look for source material on artists, movements, museums, or technique, you enjoy browsing the books in-person. … Continue reading

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Drawing Behind the Lines

When I was a kid I bought How to Draw Horses from the school book club. I loved horses, and realistically rendering their image was tantamount to owning one. When my drawings didn’t measure up (similar letdowns included attempts to sketch the sunset), I … Continue reading

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The Art of Illness

Happy New Semester, Artniks! I hope everyone had a restful, recharging break. Ars Hoya has been on vacation followed by sick leave, leaving a large gap in our otherwise timely correspondence. We missed you, but now we’re back. Hopefully you’ll stay … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: Contributions to Marginalized Bodies: Studies in Deformities and Disabilities in Early Modern Art

This has been lurking in my email for a few days. An interesting sub-topic of art history. “Deformities and disabilities have been depicted in art since antiquity, and yet a comprehensive text on the subject as it pertains to art … Continue reading

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