Last Updated: Sep 1, 2015
Art is, inherently, difficult to define. However, we can say that art is both production and product. It is the infusion of aesthetic principles and meaning into objects or actions. In the words of Robert Hanson, "Artists are alled to express ideas, images and emotions that others cannot see or understand, we define our existence in different terms and create expressions that can last for ages to come."
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- Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary academic resource. Covers social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language, arts, literature, and medicine. Includes scholarly full-text articles from over 7,300 sources, with an additional 1,000 full-text sources. Indexes more than 10,000 periodicals
Back volumes for 880 journals from volume 1, issue 1, but not the most current 2-5 years. About 20 titles have coverage through the most recent issue, and about 5 have current but not historical coverage. General subject areas include art & architecture, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, language & literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology and statistics.
Over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with a suite of tools for teaching and research. Collections comprise contributions from international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists, and artists' estates. Valuable for art history, African-American history, anthropology, decorative arts, fashion and costume, languages and literature, medieval studies, music history, theatre and dance, and much more.
Users can gain additional functionality by registering for an account, including downloading images and creating image groups. More about registering and other helpful tips on ARTstor's YouTube Channel.
Faculty with an Instructor Level User login can create sharable image folders & Personal Collections by adding their own images and MP3 files. To log in as an Instructor Level User, contact Linda Chenoweth for authorization code and password
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- Keywords: conserve and Giant Panda
Think of related words.
- Conserve: conservation, preservation, protection
- Giant Panda: panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca (scientific name).
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