Two new online Oxford reference works have been added to the portal Library list of electronic resources. Go to the Library page. Click on “Find articles and e-books by database.” Then click on the links to search either of these useful reference works for design, art and architecture:
The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Also included are hundreds of entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Note: relevant entries from other Oxford reference sources may appear in your results.
The Oxford Companion to Architecture contains over 1500 entries covering all aspects of architecture, from architects, building types, and movements and styles to materials, aspects of design, and definitions. It is particularly strong in its coverage of architecture around the world, and of modern and vernacular architecture. Note: relevant entries from other Oxford reference sources may appear in your results.