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ARH 104: The Experience of Architecture

Understanding Context

Visual and Art Historical Context
Use these reference sources for an overview of the artistic and visual context for an artist or art object.  These sources will help you develop ideas for a paper topic, argument, or research question.  Search using the names of artists or artworks, or using keywords for forms, media, or other art historical concepts.

Contextual Overview

Use these to get basic social, cultural, and historical overviews of a topic.  Search for big, broad topics like "Inca" or "Impressionism" or "Feudal Japan."