Looking to learn more about lighting design? Maybe want a comprehensive refresh on basics? Or perhaps view the designs and lighting plots from professional shows? Following are a few resources that might interest you:
A few (of many) resources from UCI Libraries include:
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Artstor has images from all over the world and across history. The following link is a search to all of their images that they have classified as "Graphic Design and Illustration." This is going to be overwhelming! But you can use the limits on the left side of the screen to narrow the results down to particular time periods and locations. Be sure to click on images that catch your eye because you can see additional information about it.
UCI Libraries has a plethora of both physical and digital books on graphic design covering both theory, as well as more practical books focused on examples of the art form. Here's selected books to help pique your interest. If you find a physical book, be sure to look at the surrounding books on the shelf to find other similar books (or scroll down to the bottom of the library record and explore the "Virtual Browse" section to digitally browse the shelves).
There are too many books to point out in UCI Libraries that give overviews of major art movements! Use the following few as starting points to learn where to visit in the library and potentially flip through others nearby:
You can also do some informed browsing (on the fourth floor and also in the oversize section in the basement of Langson Library) by understanding how books are cataloged. Call numbers not only tell us where a book is on the shelf, but it also gives us information about the subject matter. Here's very basic information related to art. If the call number begins with... then it means it is about...
Artstor is the go-to online resource to view images of art from all over the world and from history. They have curated some excellent overview collections to easily discover highlights of art from various times and places. Try exploring some of the following collections:
Grove Art Online is an excellent, authoritative resource to learn about people, places, and movement in art history. Like most encyclopedias, it's sometimes easiest to explore by searching for a specific term/person, but they've also created some helpful timelines to assist you in quickly learning about major art developments throughout history and the world. Along with these timelines, they've also created some specialized subject guides to help you dive into selected major art movements. Try exploring:
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