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Now Available! Bloomsbury Architecture Library

We have just added Bloomsbury Architecture Library to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Bloomsbury Architecture Library features a wide selection of works on architecture and related disciplines including urbanism, landscape, and interiors. It approaches the subject through architectural history and theory, connecting to contemporary design practice and the best current thinking about the issues that matter including: global perspectives, politics, sustainability, and the future of architectural design. The platform offers access to a carefully curated collection of fully-searchable text and image content, incorporating the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, alongside peer-reviewed cutting edge academic research and a wealth of images.

Now Available: Art & Architecture Source

We have just added Art & Architecture Source to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.

Now Available: Critical Collective

We have just added Critical Collective to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Critical Collective is an initiative by art curator and critic Gayatri Sinha. Since its inception in 2011, it has collaborated closely with institutions in India and abroad to create exhibitions and seminars on art. Its purview is from ancient Indian art to the present as it covers early, medieval, modern and contemporary practices in India. The project brings together more than 150 artists, over a hundred writers and curators from India and abroad, it also initiates special projects to investigate the depths of South Asian art history. The website aims to collate writing on South Asian scholarship and foster intertextual reading between disciplines. Each month over 30,000 words of archival and current writing by leading scholars, critics and art historians is added.

Now Available: DETAIL Inspiration

We have just added DETAIL Inspiration to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

DETAIL inspiration is a new image and reference database that provides visual inspiration to architects and designers. With more than 3,000 projects from the last 30 years of DETAIL magazine, including photographs, sketches, and technical product information.

Now Available: Bloomsbury Fashion Central

We have just added Bloomsbury Fashion Central to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Fashion Central provides access to major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly e-books, case studies, biographies, guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world.

Now Available: Birkhauser Building Types Online

We have just added Birkhauser’s Building Types Online to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

BTO contains over 1000 case studies documented with texts by authors that are experts in their fields. The resource includes approximately 5500 architectural drawings of high quality as well as 2200 photographs of the buildings. Thematic articles provide background information on individual building types or explain specific aspects such as lighting, acoustics, urban considerations, access types or planning processes. The resource features many seminal buildings of the past 30 years.

Now Available: Bloomsbury Design Library

We have just added Bloomsbury Design Library to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Bloomsbury Design Library provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It offers an expanding range of authoritative reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images, which are fully searchable and offers intuitive, seamless navigation. A research and learning tool for design and visual arts, it allows you to explore the history and context of influential design schools, people, periods, places, and disciplines.

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