Archive for the Architecture Category
Below is a sample of recent additions to the SCAD DID acquired from Scholars Resource, including images of various Native American sites located in the southwest United States. These images can be easily browsed in the SCAD DID by selecting the Native American Period and entering “Scholars Resource 9633″ in the Archive Source field.
above, clockwise from upper left:
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado
Chetro Ketl, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
Taos Pueblo, Taos New Mexico
Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
A snapshot of some recent additions to the SCAD DID purchased from Davis Art Images, including over 190 digital images of Hispanic and Spanish Colonial art and architecture.
Clockwise from upper left:
Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. Manuel Chili. 18th Century. Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Church of San Francisco. c.1743-1767. Puebla, Mexico.
St. Joseph with Christ Child. Peruvian. c.17th-18th Century. Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Monastery of St. Augustin Acolman. c.1539-1560. Acolman, Mexico.
A snapshot of some of our recent acquisitions to the SCAD DID purchased from Scholars Resource. Recent acquisitions include images of Indian architecture and sculpture, as well as objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
clockwise from upper left:
Steatopygous Female Figure. Cycladic. c.4500-4000 BC. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Figure Group. c.950-1050. Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho, India.
Saint Veronica by Guido Reni. Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia.
Santa Maria della Salute by Baldassare Longhena. Venice, Italy.
“Floods have inundated Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House for the second time in twelve years, reports Jason Edward Kaufman in the Art Newspaper. The 1951 glass-and-steel modernist masterpiece, located sixty miles southwest of Chicago in Plano, Illinois, was breached by more than two feet of water on September 14, as record rainfall from tropical storm Lowell followed by the tail end of hurricane Ike caused the nearby Fox River to rise eight feet above normal, topping the five-foot columns on which the house rests and submerging the deck. “It’s an absolutely devastating scene,” said James Peters, president and chief executive of Landmarks Illinois, which manages and operates the house museum on behalf of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We will need to raise funds to begin the clean-up process once the water subsides and to help cover the loss of tour revenue. At this point, we are fairly confident the 2008 tour season, which was scheduled to extend through November, is over,” he said. The two nonprofit organizations plan to assess the damage and begin discussions with insurers. The house last flooded in 1996 and was subsequently restored by van der Rohe’s grandson, Chicago architect Dirk Lohan.”
ARTstor has recently released a batch of nearly 4,000 images from the private image archive of Professors Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair (Boston College), Professor Walter B. Denny (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) of over 18,000 digital images of the art and architecture of Islam.
Denny’s primary field of teaching and research is the art and architecture of the Islamic world, in particular the artistic traditions of the Ottoman Turks, Islamic carpets and textiles, and issues of economics and patronage in Islamic art. Included are 350 images depicting “Islamic Customs and Religions,” almost 800 images from manuscripts, and over 1500 images of textiles, mostly from Turkey.
To find the collection in ARTstor, click on “ARTstor Collections” under the heading “Browse by collections” and select “Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny).” For more information about the collection check out the ARTstor blog or the Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny).
Image source: Men and Woman of Rank in Garden, detail, mid-18th century, painted ceramic from Iran. Musee du Louvre, Paris, France. SCAD Digital Image Database, http://did.scad.edu,
Mark Rothko, Green and Maroon, 1953, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. (ARTstor, http://www.artstor.org)
ARTstor has announced the addition of 1,000 images from the Phillips Collection (Washington, DC) of Modern and Contemporary artwork. The Phillips Collection is Americas first Modern Art Museum opening in 1921. The permanent collection includes nearly 2,500 works by American and European impressionist and modern artists. Read the full announcement at ARTstor.
To search this collection in ARTstor type in the words “Phillips Collection” in the keyword search.
John Carrère & Thomas Hastings, Flager College – Hotel Ponce de Leon, St. Augustine, St. John’s, FL, 1885-1888, (ARTstor, http://www.artstor.org)
The other addition is from the Council of Independent College Historic Campus Architecture Project (HCAP), which include 4,000 images of 2,100 historic college and university campuses, significant buildings, landscapes, campus plans, and identifies sources for further research. Read the full announcement at ARTstor.
To search this collection in ARTstor type in the word “HCAP” in the keyword search.