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April 22, 2019

JSTOR celebrates the earth: Flora, fauna, and natural phenomena

JSTOR is replete with images from nature: arks of animals, a plethora of plants, and the dazzling spectacles of the earth. Meticulous renderings of animal and botanical species from classical times through the onset of photography may be studied alongside striking contemporary photographs. Illustrations of animal, plant and mineral specimens are also available as well […]

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April 9, 2019

New: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

What’s new in JSTOR? Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Contributor: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Content: The Museum has contributed 4,254 additional images of its encyclopedic collection, bringing the total in Artstor to nearly 6,400.* 5,000 years of global history illustrated by works of art, design, and ritual objects, as well as views […]

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March 13, 2019

Behind the lens of Frank Cancian, in his own words

Photographer and anthropologist Frank Cancian has been documenting international communities for more than fifty years. His recent contribution to JSTOR in collaboration with University of California Irvine Libraries, traces his fieldwork from the Italian hill town of Lacedonia during the 1950s to the Maya of Zinacantán, Chiapas during the ’60s and ’70s, and to domestic […]

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March 12, 2019

Frank Cancian Documentary Photograph Archive

What’s new in the Artstor Digital Library? Collection: Frank Cancian Documentary Photograph Archive Contributor: University of California Irvine Libraries, Photographer/anthropologist Frank Cancian, Professor Emeritus, UC Irvine Content: Approximately 175 photographs spanning Cancian’s career: The work documents communities in California, Mexico, and Italy, including house cleaners in Orange County (2001-2002); the Maya of Zinacantán, Chiapas (1960-1971), […]

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February 25, 2019

Walking the red carpet through history: Fashion in Artstor

It may come as a surprise that JSTOR is flush with fashion. For a dose of glamour, how about a stroll down the red carpet, exploring designs through the ages? Let’s begin with the ancients: In early dynastic Egypt, the beadnet sheath dress is often depicted in paintings and statuary. A faience (sintered-quartz ceramic) dress from […]

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January 31, 2019

Picturing the Little Ice Age

In the summer of 1675, Madame de Sévigné, a doyenne of letters, protested from Paris: “It is horribly cold… we think the behaviour of the sun and of the seasons has changed,” prescient witness to the phenomenon now referred to as the Little Ice Age. Over the last century, scientists and historians have gathered evidence […]

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