Art of the Americas
Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, 2002
México, D.F., México : Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1988-
London : Macmillan Reference, New York : Grove's Dictionaries, 2000.
Oxford Art Online is the access point for:
- Grove Art Online
- Benezit Dictionary of Artists
- Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
- Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
- Oxford Companion to Western Art
A comprehensive reference book to the lives and works of artists and architects of the 19th and 20th centuries in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America) and the Caribbean. Entries include biographical information, stylistic notes, bibliographies, exhibitions, and museum collections.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition, "Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century," organized by Waldo Rasmussen, Director, International Program, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 6-September 7, 1993"
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Banco Velox, 1999
3 volumes. [México]: Grupo Financiero Bancomer, 1995-1997.
Arcade (New York Art Resources Consortium, NYARC)
Library catalog of the Frick Art Reference Library, the Brooklyn Museum Library and the Museum of Modern Art Library.
A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Identify and request materials not in CLIO or BorrowDirect.
Borrow books from Borrow Direct member libraries.
An exhaustive breakdown of the Avery and the LC call numbers for Latin American Fine Arts, useful for identifying artists and art movements by country.
Start your initial searching with a a few basic concepts:
"concrete art" brazil?
mural? mexic? art?
Knowing the correct Library of Congress Subject Heading can greatly improve your results. Here are some possible headings to help you improve, expand or narrow or search. To use them, do a search in CLIO, WorldCat, or HLAS Online. To identify others, begin with a keyword search and look at the Subjects listed in the catalog records of your search results.
- Art – Latin America – Catalogs
- Art -- Mexico
- Art, Latin American
- Art, Colonial --Latin America
- Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Peru
- Arts, Argentine --Periodicals
- Arts, Brazilian -- 20th century
- Art criticism -- Latin America
- Art critics
- Art historians -- Latin America
- Artists -- Mexico
- Women artists -- Brazil
- Avant-garde (Aesthetics) --Argentina
- Modernism (Art) --Brazil
- Photography -- Mexico -- History
- Painting, Cuban
- Concrete Art -- Brazil
- Chambi, Martin, 1891-1973
- Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913
- Siqueiros, David Alfaro
- Torres-Garcia, Joaquin, 1874-1949
- Oiticia, Helio, 1937-1980
- Grupo Ruptura (Group of Artists)
- Architecture -- Latin America
- Architecture, Latin American
- City planning --Latin America
- Cities and towns --Latin America
- Cuba --Buildings, structures, etc
A bibliographic database that provides indexing and abstracts for academic journals, magazines and trade publications with full text for many periodicals and books, as well as selective coverage for a number of other publications. An image collection is also available.
Indexes, abstracts and full-text from international periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Areas covered include archaeology, architecture, art, film, humanities, marketing, motion pictures and photography. Offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications. Areas covered include advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, computers in art, crafts, decorative arts, fashion design, folk art, graphic arts, industrial design, Interior design, landscape architecture, motion pictures, museology, non-Western art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, television, textiles, video.
Provides abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art dating from the late 19th century onwards, and including photography since its invention. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends. Coverage includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s.
Art History (Avery Library): Resources For Research
Research guide with additional article databases and other resources.
Handbook of Latin American Studies
An annotated, authoritative bibliography on Latin America since 1936, HLAS is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Covers books and published reports in addition to journal articles. The tables of contents from print volume 50 (1990) to the present may be browsed.
Information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Index to citations from over 500 Latin American studies journal with some links to full-text articles. Coverage: 1970 to the present.
Selected List of Periodicals
Website [Select content available]
México : Arquine S.A. de C.V. (1997-) Avery AB Ar6658
Contemporary Latin American architecture, particular emphasis on Mexico.
Art Libraries Journal [Print]
Vol. 37/4 2012 is a Special issue: Resources for Latin American Art. This issue includes details on art resources in New York City.
Published since 1980, Arte al Dia International is a magazine focused on the promotion of contemporary Latin American art. Full Text Online available 2001 -
Additional Digital Resources
ARTstor is a searchable database of digital images that cover many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women's studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, download and organize images.
Provides access to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of twentieth-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States. Countries featured in the first phase of this multiyear project include Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Latino USA.
LatinAmericanArt.com provides relevant news, information on artists, museums, galleries, and auction houses.
Resources in New York City
- Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
- Department of Art History & Archaeology
- Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
- Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
- School of the Arts
Arcade / New York Art Resources Consortium
Shared library catalogs of the Museum of Modern Art Library, the Frick Art Reference Library and the Brooklyn Museum of Art Libraries and Archives.
Institute of Fine Arts (New York University)
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Library (Thomas J. Watson)