Newspaper articles can be a good source of information about the contemporary art scene. Matjames Metson’s Silver Lake studio is in a 1930s Art Deco duplex perched atop a steep flight of aging, concrete stairs overlooking a cul-de-sac, which overlooks a hillside, which overlooks a bustling intersection that, from above, appears to be teeming with tiny toy cars and action-figure people.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (UI access only) Offers a comprehensive listing of references to journal articles on architecture and design from the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia with coverage from 1934 – current and selective coverage back to 1741.
Appadurai and Gell are just two of the latest in a long line of anthropologists whose work has been welcomed by, and into, art history.( 10 ) This permeability or openness has sometimes been seen as a threat to the discipline, but it can also be viewed as a strength.
First, and most obviously, while art history is an academic discipline, taught and researched in universities, a great deal of art history is also done in museums and galleries , as well as in auction houses and commercial galleries (largely in relation to attribution and matters of provenance).( 7 ) The diverse nature of the places in which art history gets practised and communicated means that the literature of art history is very diverse too.
The two foundational texts are L. Nochlin, ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’, in Art and Sexual Politics, ed. T. B. Hess and E. C. Barker (New York, 1973), pp. 1-39; and G. Pollock and R. Parker, Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology (London, 1981).