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Archive for July, 2008

Great directors: a critical database

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 15 July 2008

Nicolas RoegLuis BunuelGuy DebordMichelangelo Antonioni

Great Directors is a free database of profiles of significant film directors, exploring their work “in relation to the production of film: his/her desires, sociopolitical stance, formal innovations, thematic interests and working methods”.

Each director’s entry includes a critical essay, filmography, bibliography, links to articles in Senses of cinema, the online film journal, and links to other web resources for further research.

Film Literature Index

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 14 July 2008

Film Literature Index

Produced by Indiana University, the Film Literature Index is a full index to 150 film and television periodicals and 200 other periodicals which have been selectively indexed for articles on film and television. The citation records are quite brief (no abstract) but they can be searched, or browsed by subject, person, production title or corporate name.

The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

Arts & Humanities Full Text

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 9 July 2008

We have a current trial for the Arts & Humanities Full Text database (select Arts & Humanities Full Text from the drop-down ‘databases’ list).

As well as text of the Guardian, Independent and Observer newspspers, the database provides access to full text articles in magazines such as Art in America (1988-2006), Artforum (2002-), British Journal of Aesthetics (1997-) and Oxford Art Journal (2004-).

The database also covers philosophy, literature, film, anthropology, theology, and music so is useful for searching cross-disciplinary topics.

Please send me any comments.

Library acquisitions June 2008

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 3 July 2008

Art World magazineThe full list of library acquisitions for June can be found here: Library acquisitions June 2008

Francis Alÿs: Fabiola: an investigation. New York : Dia Art Foundation, 2008. ART MN 19 ALY
Chantal Akerman: moving through time and space. Blaffer Gallery, 2008. ART MN 19 AKE
David Claerbout: the shape of time. Pompidou Centre, 2008. ART MN 19 CLE