Art Abstracts

With abstracts from national and international publications, this database covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, film and architecture.

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At a Glance

Subject Area: Art & Architecture

Ideal For: Academic LibrariesGovernment

Title Lists:

Coverage List: Excel| HTML

Content Includes

  • Indexing and abstracts for more than 680 periodicals, including 360 peer-reviewed journals
  • Indexing and abstracts for more than 14,000 art dissertations
  • Indexing of nearly 220,000 art reproductions

Subjects Include

  • Art history and criticism
  • Architecture and architectural history
  • Archaeology
  • Antiques
  • Museum studies
  • Graphic arts
  • Industrial design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Interior design
  • Folk art
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Decorative arts
  • Costume design
  • Television and video
  • Motion pictures
  • Advertising art
  • Non-western art
  • Textiles

A Variety of Sources

A valuable tool for art researchers, Art Abstracts features indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals dating back to 1972, including peer-reviewed journals. In addition, it provides indexing for art dissertations and art reproductions.


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