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- When searching for materials on art theory, use art together with the following keywords: theory, aesthetics, philosophy, criticism. For contemporary art use art modern 21st century. When researching art history as a discipline, use the subject heading: art historiography.
- Documents of Contemporary Art Series published jointly by MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery covers themes such as systems, abstraction, memory, the sublime, failure, ethics, materiality and many more.
- ARTS 4012: Senior Studio Seminar: Art & Critical Theory by Amy Fry is an excellent subject guide for more information. Check out boxes "Critical Theory" and "Keyword and Cheatsheets."
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Oxford Art Online provides access to Grove Dictionary of Art and Benezit Dictionary of Artists. It includes hundreds of thousands of articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, including images, structures, plans, and artist signatures.
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Credo Reference is an online reference service that aggregates authoritative reference works for desktop delivery. There are approximately 180 reference titles in Credo Reference, giving a total of 1.7 million entries, fully integrated and cross-linked.