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June 17, 2011

Artstor Is… Architecture

Artstor just launched the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (Library of Congress), architectural photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston’s systematic record of early American buildings and gardens in the South. Johnston’s masterly portrayals of the exteriors and interiors of houses, mills, churches, mansions, plantations, and outbuildings transcend their purpose as records, and her prints […]

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May 9, 2011

Artstor Is… Asian Studies

Did you know Artstor is an excellent resource for Asian Studies? The Artstor Digital Library shares several collections that document Asian cultures, history, religion, architecture, and art. Magnum Photos offers thousands of documentary images from Asia, beginning from the post-war period to the present, covering everything from Mahatma Ghandi’s India to the Japanese city of Obama […]

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April 10, 2010

Teaching with Artstor: Proportion and perspective for K-12

Proportion and Perspective Steven Wills, Coordinator, Wachovia Education Resource Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art  This image group is meant to supplement a lesson in a middle-school math class that deals with measurement and proportion — usually in the context of geometry. There are several purposes of the image group, specifically: to help visual learners see […]

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