The Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin has launched a new website called Gothic Past, which contains downloadable images of Gothic architecture and sculpture in Ireland. This looks like it could be an important new resource for Irish material that is often hard to find.
ARTstor is releasing quite a number of new image collections as 2011 draws to a close. For the complete list of new releases, click here. A few of the most interesting of these recent collections are listed below (you can get additional information by clicking on each link):
- Baltimore Museum of Art (one of this region’s major institutions, most famous for its Cone Collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century modern art)
- QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture (more of those fun 3-D “QuickTime Virtual Reality” [QTVR] panoramas from Columbia University; this update includes mainly sites in Japan and Chicago)
- Via Lucis (Medieval religious architecture in France and Spain)
- Museum of the City of New York (a treasure trove of historical views of the city, including photographs by Jacob Riis and Berenice Abbott)