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
Latin American and Caribbean artists of the modern era : a biographical dictionary of over 12,700 persons [Print]
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.
As published in BiblioNoticias No. 94, March 1998.
"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
Pintura latinoamericana : proyecto cultural, los colegios y el arte : breve panorama de la modernidad figurativa en la primera mitad del siglo XX [Print]
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.
Using Keywords (Parentheses and Truncation)
Improve your initial search in CLIO with these tips that will simplify the search process:
"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
- Art, Latin American
- Art, Spanish colonial > Latin America > Catalogs.
- Art > Mexico.
- Art, Colonial > South America.
- Art, Modern > 20th century.
- 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
- Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
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.
Research guide with additional article databases and other resources.
Handbook of Latin American Studies
HLAS Online (Coverage: 1936 - present)
HLAS WEB (Coverage: 1990 - present)
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-)
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 -
Artes de Mexico. México, D.F. : Artes de México. (1988-) [Print]
Primarily pictorial Mexican art magazine, historical and contemporary.
Additional Digital Resources
Archives of American Art: Latino and Latin American Artists (Smithsonian Archives of American Art)
Papers, oral histories, and images of artists from Latin America.
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.
Un portal que ofrece contenidos digitalizados, seleccionados y archivados por la Fundación Santa María la Real, relativos al Arte Románico.
A bookdealer of Latin American art publications, Karno Books offers here a list of links to resources on Latin American art.
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
Shared library catalogs of these three libraries:
- Brooklyn Museum of Art Libraries and Archives
- Frick Art Reference Library
- Museum of Modern Art Library
- Bronx Museum of the Arts
- The Hispanic Society of America: Library
- Institute of Fine Arts (New York University)
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: Library (Thomas J. Watson)
- El Museo del Barrio New York
- New York Public Library: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection