Electronic Resources, Reference

Dictionary of Art Historians

Newly added to the Library's electronic resources list is the Dictionary of Art Historians.  This source serves as a starting point for researching major figures in art history, both active and inactive.  As explained in the information page, it is a work in progress.  But for its part, it provides ample background into the academic training and methodology of the entries, for example here is a selection from the the entry on Panofsky, "Though Panofsky is considered the "ur-iconologist," his methodology was diverse and is difficult to summarize.  Primarily a scholar of medieval and northern Renaissance art, he is most frequently associated with the concept of iconography, matching the subject-matter of works of art to a symbolic syntax of meaning drawn from literature and other art works."  Each entry includes relevant dates and locations, as well as extensive bibliography where applicable.