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November 17, 2017

Now Available: Restoration of Cultural Monuments in Oaxaca, Mexico

Santo Domingo de Guzmán, interior. 1572-1666 (original construction). Zapotec and Mixtec, Oaxaca de Juárez, México. Photograph by José María Bilbao Rodríguez. Visual Resources Collection, University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture

The School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection at The University of Texas has contributed more than 900 images to the Artstor Digital Library documenting two restoration projects of Mexican architectural landmarks in Oaxaca: the Templo y Exconvento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán and Teposcolula Open Chapel—elaborate reconstruction initiatives that both began in the mid-1990s.

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November 16, 2017

Now available: additional images from Ralph Lieberman: Architectural Photography

Vicino Orsini, patron|Pirro Ligorio, landscape architect. Bomarzi, Italy. Hell’s Mouth. c. 1552-1580. Image: © Ralph Lieberman.

The widely published art historian and photographer Ralph Lieberman has contributed more than 2,300 additional architectural photographs to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing our total from this collection to more than 8,000.

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November 16, 2017

Now available: Misun Ahn: Contemporary Architecture, Japan, and South Korea

Kisho Kurokawa. National Art Center Tokyo 国立新美術館 Kokuritsu Shin-Bijutsukan. Image and original data provided by Misun Ahn: Contemporary Architecture, Japan and South Korea.

Architect Misun Ahn has contributed approximately 800 images of Japanese and South Korean contemporary architecture to the Artstor Digital Library.

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November 1, 2017

Now available: 5,850 photographs from the Minor White Archive (Princeton University Art Museum)

Minor White. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. August 24, 1951. Gelatin silver print. The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, bequest of Minor White. © Trustees of Princeton University

The Princeton University Art Museum has contributed approximately 5,850 images by the seminal American modernist photographer Minor White to the Artstor Digital Library. This contribution represents a substantial selection from the Minor White Archive which first went to Princeton as a gift of the artist in 1976.

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October 26, 2017

Webinar: Fake news: a history of altered images

William H. Martin. A Load of Fancy Poultry. 1909. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

William H. Martin. A Load of Fancy Poultry. 1909. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join us for a webinar exploring the history of faked photographs.

Kodak created a prototype for the first digital camera in 1975, and over the next 40 years digital imaging became ubiquitous. While we often associate “faked” visuals with digital processes, photographs have in fact been altered since the advent of the medium in the mid 19th century. Please join us for a webinar discussing the history of altered images from the early days of photography until present, motivations behind “faking” images, and new directions for contemporary altered imagery.

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 9th at 3:00 PM ET. Sign up here!

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October 23, 2017

Now available: 4,700 new images in the Decorative Arts & Americana

Artstor has released more than 4,700 new images in the Decorative Arts and Americana from four leading institutions. This eclectic release provides researchers, teachers, and students with a fascinating selection of historical and contemporary objects, including furniture, glassware, ceramics, clothing, and quilts.

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October 23, 2017

Around the web: virtual vandalism, prison art heists, and a psychic painting.

Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web

Victor Hugo, Vianden Seen through a Spider Web, 1871. Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y.; artres.com

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October 13, 2017

Now available: additional images from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Benjamin Wynkoop. Two-handled bowl. c. 1696. Image and original data provided by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has contributed approximately 500 additional images of works from their collections to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing the total selection to approximately 1,000.

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October 13, 2017

Now available: the Majolica International Society

The Majolica International Society has contributed 1,000 images of Majolica pottery from the archival collections of its members to the Artstor Digital Library.

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