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ARTstor Mobile

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The ARTstor Digital Library is now accessible to registered ARTstor users through the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch, providing read-only features such as searching and browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups. ARTstor also introduced the Flashcard View for ARTstor Mobile, which allows users to test their knowledge by viewing the image without textual information, and then flipping the image to reveal the image record. This new view can be found under the “Views” menu as “Flashcard.” ARTstor Mobile is only available through the Safari browser, just go to http://library.artstor.org from your mobile device. For more details, visit our Help page at http://help.artstor.org/wiki/index.php/ARTstor_Mobile.

New in ARTstor: Architecture from Europe and the Middle East by Sites and Photos

Monday, October 25th, 2010

New photos of ancient through medieval archaeological and architectural sites throughout Europe and the Middle East by Sites and Photos are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. The images provide broad and in-depth documentation of the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts. The collection is especially strong in its coverage of religious and Biblical sites in Israel, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Cyprus.

Based in Israel, Sites and Photos specializes in the digital documentation of ancient archaeology, architecture, and art. Samuel Magal, Owner and Chief Photographer, is a trained archaeologist specializing in Classical and Marine archaeology. Since 1999, he has photographed hundreds of sites and museums throughout the Mediterranean.

To view the Sites and Photos collection from a workstation at UCLA (or if have an ARTstor account), simply follow this link: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/sitesandphotos.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Sites and Photos collection page.

New in ARTstor: Contemporary architecture in the Netherlands and Scandinavia

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

More than 870 images are now available from the ART on FILE campaign documenting contemporary architecture in the Netherlands and Scandinavia. These images include new buildings and recent projects designed by de Architekten Cie, Santiago Calatrava, Erick van Egeraat, Foster & Partners, Grimshaw Architects, Gustafson Porter, Zaha Hadid, Henning Larsen, Steven Holl, Toyo Ito, Lundgaard & Tranberg, MvRdV, Neutelings Riediijk, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Jorn Utzon, Rafael Vinoly, and Wilkinson Eyre, among others.

ARTstor Tips

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Register for an ARTstor user account

Did you know ARTstor provides additional tools and features to registered users? Registered users can save and organize ARTstor images into groups in their ARTstor accounts; these saved image groups can be exported as a PowerPoint 2007 file for classroom presentations. Saved groups can also be shared with other users at your institution through a stable URL link. Once you create an ARTstor account, you can also add searchable annotations to individual images in the record’s Notes field with rich formatted text — including links to external websites.

Registered users can access ARTstor remotely for up to 120 days at a time. If you have already created an account, you can reset the 120 day remote access period by simply logging into your ARTstor account from a workstation on campus.

Personal Collections

Personal Collections allow instructor-level users to integrate their own personal images with those in the ARTstor Digital Library. Instructors may create their own Personal Collection in ARTstor by uploading images onto ARTstor’s image servers. In this way, instructors can use their own images alongside ARTstor images – viewing, searching, saving them into groups, and sharing them with students and colleagues.

If you are an instructor at UCLA, you may request instructor-level privileges when you register for an ARTstor user account.

New Architecture and Design Content in ARTstor

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley (The Metrpolitan Museum of Art)
ARTstor is collaborating with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to make available approximately 900 images of art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley.
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Additional plans of Ancient and Medieval buildings and archaeological sites from Bryn Mawr College
The final set of images depicting plans of archaeological sites and architectural monuments contributed by Bryn Mawr College are now available in the Digital Library, bringing the collection total to nearly 8,000 images.
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Photographs of art, architecture, and culture in Southeast Asia and Morocco
ARTstor has collaborated with Barbara Anello to make available 750 images of the architecture, arts, and culture of Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Morocco in the Digital Library.
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Foundation for Landscape Studies
ARTstor has collaborated with the Foundation for Landscape Studies to share approximately 5,000 contemporary photographs and historical illustrations of gardens and landscapes from around the world in the Digital Library.
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Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experience in South Asia (Cornell University Library)
ARTstor has collaborated with Cornell University Library to make available more than 6,600 photographs of South Asian architecture from the Beyond the Taj collection.
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European popular imagery from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
ARTstor has collaborated with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin to share approximately 800 images of European prints documenting popular culture in the Digital Library.
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New collection agreement: Additional images of contemporary architecture from ART on FILE
ARTstor has partnered with ART on FILE to document contemporary architecture in the United Arab Emirates, focusing on Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with approximately 1,000 new, direct-digital photographs of buildings, built-environment projects, and landscape architecture.
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New Architecture content in ARTstor

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley (The Metrpolitan Museum of Art)
ARTstor is collaborating with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to make available approximately 900 images of art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley.
Learn more

Additional plans of Ancient and Medieval buildings and archaeological sites from Bryn Mawr College
The final set of images depicting plans of archaeological sites and architectural monuments contributed by Bryn Mawr College are now available in the Digital Library, bringing the collection total to nearly 8,000 images.
Learn more

Architecture by Le Corbusier
ARTstor has collaborated with the School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University to make available approximately 250 images of architecture by Le Corbusier in the Digital Library.
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Photographs of art, architecture, and culture in Southeast Asia and Morocco
ARTstor has collaborated with Barbara Anello to make available 750 images of the architecture, arts, and culture of Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Morocco in the Digital Library.
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More architecture from the Ezra Stoller Archive (Esto)
A new release of more than 7,100 images from the Ezra Stoller Archive (Esto) is now available in the ARTstor Digital Library.
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SAHARA Images Added to ARTstor Digital Library

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

The Society of Architectural Historians announced that on November 4, 2009, 10,000 digital photographs and QTVRs from the SAHARA Editors’ Choice collection will be integrated into the ARTstor Digital Library.  For institutions that subscribe to ARTstor (such as the University of California), this will enrich the substantial architecture holdings already in the ARTstor Digital Library and provide seamless access to both collections.   All photographs and QTVRs contributed to SAHARA still will be available to Society of Architectural Historians members through the SAHARA site.

SAHARA is a digital image archive developed by the Society of Architectural Historians in collaboration with ARTstor to allow SAH members either to upload their own digital photographs and QTVR panoramas to a shared online archive or to download images from the archive for teaching and research.  The SAHARA collection is being built for all who study, interpret, photograph, design and preserve the built environment worldwide.

New ARTstor Features

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

You will now see an icon (  ) in the ARTstor Image Viewer that allows you to zoom in and save a particular detail of an image to an image group. With this new feature, full views and multiple details of an image may appear together in any given group, as well as be exported for use in the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) or PowerPoint. This ability to save and share multiple views of the same image helps to meet the many teaching, research, and presentation needs of the ARTstor community.

Nested folders

ARTstor has also enhanced the functionality of folders in the Digital Library. Instructor-level users can now create nested sub-folders that can be moved easily from one folder to another by dragging and dropping. For example, you may build draft versions of your image groups in a private folder and simply drag them to a public folder when they are ready to be shared. The addition of nested folders allows you to organize ARTstor content in ways that are meaningful and intuitive to you.

Need Help? 

Consult the ARTstor in 3 minutes Training Videos http://help.artstor.org/wiki/index.php/Training_Options or refer to the ARTstor Help topics at: http://help.artstor.org/wiki/index.php/ARTstor_Help_Topics

Archivision images in ARTstor

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Great news: UCLA now has access to excellent quality architectural images from Archivision, through ARTstor (listed under ‘Institutional Collections’), thanks to the UC-wide project, UC Shared Images.

Here is the description of what is currently available to UC users:

THE BASE COLLECTION (16,000 images)
The Library’s Base Collection is a core architecture collection representing major Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th & 19th Century and Modern sites. The focus here is the Italian Renaissance and Baroque and Modern architecture, especially the work of Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier. The collection also includes gardens & parks, city skylines, cityscapes and public art as well as other design related topics, such as C.R. Mackintosh furniture drawings, etc.

ADDITION MODULE ONE (6,000 images)
The first Addition Module completes our holdings on Renaissance and Baroque Rome not included in the Base Collection. It also contains all of our Ancient Egyptian material (close to 2000 images – this was our major photographic campaign of 2004). The collection also holds all of our Islamic material in Egypt, as well as overview sets on Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. Many contemporary sites are also included, especially those in Vancouver, Seattle, Boston and Montréal.

ADDITION MODULE TWO (6,000 image)
Module Two contains all of our Andrea Palladio material (over 700 images, of which 299 are Scamozzi etchings illustrating plans, sections and elevations of Palladio’s work); all of the Hector Guimard collection (229 images); Fascist architecture in Italy; most of our holdings from London England; and the balance of our Ancient Greek and Bramante material not contained in the first two modules. The Module also includes all of our Islamic architecture in Turkey plus contemporary architecture in Florida, New York, Montreal, and Washington DC. The Module is rounded out with 300 exquisite new (May 2007) photographs of the exterior and interiors of Mackintosh’s Hill House.

More information about Archivision is available at: http://archivision.com/educational/overview.html.

More information about UC Shared Images is at: http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/image/index.html

New Collections in ARTstor

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Images from Gazette du Bon Ton (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design has contributed images of early 20th-century French fashion plates from La Gazette du Bon Ton to the ARTstor Digital Library.

Wilfried Wang: Modern Architecture (University of Texas at Austin)
ARTstor has collaborated with the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin to make available 458 images of modern European and American architecture in the Digital Library.

More images from the Contemporary Art (Larry Qualls Archive) collection
More than 4,600 additional images from Larry Qualls’ archive of contemporary art are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. This most recent release includes contemporary art exhibited in New York City galleries during Summer 2002, Fall 2002, Winter 2003, and Spring 2003.

Mexican architecture and urban design Pre-Colombian through the 20th century
ARTstor and the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin have collaborated to share more than 5,700 images from the Hal Box and Logan Wagner Collection of Mexican Architecture and Urban Design.

Christopher Long: Central European Architecture (University of Texas at Austin) collection
ARTstor has collaborated with the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin to distribute more than 200 images of Central European architecture, including works by Josef Chochol, Karl Ehn, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Joseph Gocr, Josef Hoffmann, Pavel Jank, Emil Krlcek, Adolf Loos, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Otto Wagner, among others.

Additional images from ART on File
ARTstor has partnered with ART on FILE to document contemporary architecture in the Netherlands and Scandinavia including buildings, built-environment projects and landscape architecture.

Architectural photography from Ezra Stoller
ARTstor is collaborating with Esto Photographics to digitize and distribute images of modern architecture from the archive of Ezra Stoller (1915 – 2004). There are now more than 7,600 images from his archive in the Digital Library.

What is ARTstor? ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. In ARTstor you can:

  • Browse content by collection, classification, or geography
  • Search content by keyword or advanced search terms (e.g., date and geographic origin)
  • Sort search results by date, creator, or title
    View images and image data
  • Zoom in on and pan images for greater detail
  • Print and save images and related data to other hardware (e.g. CD, memory stick, hard drive)
  • Create groups of images for later retrieval and presentation
  • Organize image groups into shared folders
  • Direct other ARTstor users to images or image groups
  • Upload personal images and sound files to the ARTstor platform
  • Export images and image groups to ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) presentation tool
  • Save citations for images or image groups, and email or print these, as well as export them directly into EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, Reference Manager, or a text file.

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