Serial Bibliography Project
ART HISTORY AND DECORATIVE ARTS
- Indexes in American Art History:
- *ARTbibliographies MODERN, 1969--. semiannual.
- Call number: Z 5935 .A7 Folio
- Subject coverage begins w/1800. Periodical articles, books, catalogues,
and theses are indexed. Foreign serials are included. Entries are arranged
by subject; an author index follows. Simple to use--cross-referencing and
annotations are immensely helpful.
- Art Index, 1929--. 4/yr.
- Indexes mostly periodicals (domestic and foreign). Author and subject entries
intermingled in alphabetical order. No annotations. Book reviews listed in
separate section in back of each volume. A Wilson Index.
- American Art, 1991--. 4/yr.
- Call number: N6505 .S56
- Published by National Museum of American Art; continues Smithsonian Studies
in American Art (1987-1990). Not a scholarly journal in the strictest
sense of the term, but does examine art history topics in moderate depth.
Each issue has several feature articles, but no theme or ongoing serial bibliographies.
Indexed in America: History and Life, ART Bibliographies Modern, and Bibliography
of the History of Art.
- The American Art Journal, 1960--. 4/yr.
- Call number: NK 6505 .A618
- Each issue carries 4-6 articles dealing w/art-historical issues, a "New
Discoveries in American Art" section, and a detailed index for that issue.
Covers all periods of American art and various kinds of art. Began publishing
brief book reviews with volume nine. Does not publish bibliographies. Indexed
in Art Index and America: History and Life.
- American Art Review, 1973--. 4/yr.
- Call number: N 6505 .A619 Folio
- This journal covers various types of art including a limited amount of decorative
arts and architecture. Articles are scholarly, but magazine includes vast
number of ads and seems aimed toward general art-consuming public. No bibliographies.
- American Artist, 1940--. 12/yr.
- Call number: N 1 .A243
- Commercially oriented magazine that targets working artists. Articles feature
contemporary artists and are not particularly historical or scholarly in tone.
Regularly publishes reviews of books and art videos and annual Directory of
Art Schools and Workshops. Also lists current exhibits at museums and galleries
across the countries. No serial bibliographies.
- American Indian Art, 1975--. 4/yr.,
- Call number: E98 .A7 A46 Folio
- Features scholarly articles on American Indian art with high quality color
reproductions. Also lists auctions and museum exhibitions feature native American
art. No serial bibliography.
- Antiques, 1922--. 12/year.
- Call number: NK 1125 .A3
- Glossy magazine full of ads from dealers. Carries primarily descriptive
articles by scholars in art history, folk art, decorative arts, and by museum
curators. Lavishly illustrated. Publishes occasional symposia on special topics,
e.g. whether folk art ought to be studied as cultural artifact or as art.
Section discussing upcoming books on antiques. "What, Where, When"
provides useful compendium of exhibitions, lectures, and symposia by state.
- Archives of American Art Journal, 1962--. 4/yr.
- Call number: N11 .D4 Folio
- Each issue contains 2-3 articles of uneven quality (from brilliant to mediocre),
1-3 book reviews, regional office reports, and news of new acquisitions. Issues
often devoted to one theme. Covers a broad range of art history topics, with
emphasis on American artists. Approximately once per year a list of graduate
projects will appear, containing the titles of M.A. and Ph.D. theses in progress
at each reporting university. No bibliographies. Indexed in Art Index, and
America: History and Life.
- Art Bulletin, 1913--. 4/yr.
- Call number: N 11 .C4
- Scholarly journal for the College Art Association and leading art history
journal published in U.S. Occasional articles on American art and review section
of 8-10 books per issue, plus checklist of books received. Includes annual
list of American and Canadian dissertation topics.
- Art in America, 1913--. 11/yr.
- Call number: N 5215 .C6
- This is a general audience art monthly in glitzy format. Its primary focus
is contemporary art (and not just American art, despite the title) but it
also publishes high quality scholarly articles in American art history. Important
forum for American studies art history scholarship. Publishes reviews of current
exhibitions in museums and galleries in major U.S. cities. No serial bibliographies.
- Art Journal, 1941--. 4/yr.
- Call Number: 705 .C69
- Each issue contains approximately 10 articles addressing a single theme,
which may be historical or modern, American or European. A "Books in
Review" section contains substantial reviews and is followed by a listing
of books and catalogs received. "Museum News" features exhibition
reviews by known scholars in the field. An occasional topical bibliography
will appear, e.g. "Symbolist Art".
- Artforum, 1964--. 10/yr.
- Call number: N 1 .A814
- Devoted to modern art; international in scope. Known for its cutting-edge
art criticism and its coverage of diverse media (video, film, performance
art, conceptual art, for ex.). Includes brief exhibition and book reviews.
No serial bibliographies.
- Arts Magazine, 1926--. 10/yr.
- Call number: N 1 .A415
- Has brief authoritative articles and notes about the contemporary art world.
Also includes articles on the history of 19th and 20th century art. Does not
- Association of Historians of American Art Newsletter. 4/yr.
- Call number: AP 1 .A61
- Unbound newsletter. Contains no articles but news and information in the
field, including annotated lists of current and forthcoming exhibitions, lists
of members' "Projects in Progress," recent exhibition catalogues,
and announcements regarding grants, fellowships, and awards.
- Design Book Review, 1983--. 4/yr.
- Call number: NA 2599.9 .D47 Folio
- Reviews books of interest to design professionals with emphasis on history,
aesthetics, working drawings, and specifications. Each issue reviews about
50 books; reviews are critical as well as descriptive.
- Folk Art: Magazine of the Museum of American Folk Art, 1971--.
- Call number: NK 805 .C551
- Formerly The Clarion. Published by Museum of American Folk Art in
New York City; includes articles about 19th and 20th c. American folk art,
often related to museum's holdings or exhibitions. Occasionally includes articles
on the folk art of other countries. Essays focus on a wide variety of folk
arts and crafts and are written by scholars and collectors. Popular magazine
for collectors. Includes book reviews, letters to the editor. Good source
for listings of folk art exhibits. Publishes feature bibliographies very rarely.
- Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, 1986--. 4/yr.
- Call number: NK 1 .J66
- Published by the Wolfsonian Foundation in Miami, FL.
- Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 1975--. 2/yr.
- Call number: ART N 6520 .J67
- Seeks "manuscripts which treat virtually any facet of Southern decorative
art." Articles are primarily descriptive, well-documented, and aimed
at identifying articles and relating them in history and tradition. No bibliographies.
- *Kansas Grassroots Art Association Newsletter, 1980--. 4/yr.
- Issues usually survey one region of the country and include a brief biography
of an obscure artist. Each issue includes a list of new books and catalogues
and exhibitions and events. Occasionally publishes bibliographies on individual
- *Smithsonian Studies in American Art, 1987-1990. 4/yr.
- Call number: N 6505 .S56 Folio
- Continued as American Art. (1991--. Promises an "interdisciplinary
approach" to "all aspects of the nation's visual heritage including
decorative arts and crafts, architecture and landscape design." Lists
articles in American Studies, writings on theory and teaching in American
Studies, and abstracts of dissertations in American Studies. No bibliographies.
- Studies in the Decorative Arts. 2/yr.
- Studies in the Decorative Arts is a semiannual interdisciplinary
journal sponsored by the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative
Arts. The publication links the academic, museum, and commercial art worlds
"without restriction to medium, cultural environment, historical era,
or geographical region." The journal has a heavy emphasis on art history,
but integrates issues of material culture involving economic, social, and
political studies, as well as architectural history, anthropology, philosophy,
and literature. The journal also includes book and museum exhibit reviews,
research inquiries, and discussions of conservation and restoration issues.
- Winterthur Portfolio, 1964--. 3/yr.
- Call number: N 9 .W52 Folio
- Premier journal in American material culture; includes articles on both
"high" and "vernacular" painting, sculpture, decorative
arts, and architecture w/reference to the historical contexts w/in which they
developed. Currently "scooping" JSAH in publication of the best
scholarly work in American architectural history. Good source for theory.
Each issue contains 3-6 articles plus about a dozen substantial book reviews
and an annotated list of other recent books and catalogues. Indexed yearly
by author, title, book review, and subject. On rare occasions, publishes theme
bibliographies appended to articles.
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