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220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present. Our digital and print resources are designed to meet the needs of students and faculty of the departments, schools and programs of the University of Pennsylvania. More....
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TRIAL: "An independent unbiased service, the Resource for Urban Development International (RUDI) is the largest web resource dedicated to urban design and placemaking. RUDI commissions, researches and creates materials for professionals in the public and private sector…and provides immediate access to significant studies, guidance, best practice and other documents contributed by professional and government bodies, practitioners, academics and community organisations.” On trial through 6/19/16.

TRIAL: Tectonica-online 
is the website for analysis of Architecture, Technology and Construction, where you can both consult the editorial archives and study the current panorama through new articles, new project analyses and the constant search and selection of materials, products and construction systems.  Topics range from renovation, fire, structures, steel, and energy and features projects such as mixed use buildings, museum additions, campus developments, and office buildings. Also features a product directory. Available through 7/28/2016.
TRIAL: Le Corbusier Online: “To mark the year of the 50th anniversary of his death, all Le Corbusier titles in the Birkhäuser programme will be available for the first time in eBook format: Œuvre complète, All 10Le Corbusier Guides , Le Modulor et Modulor 2, Une petite maison, Choix de lettres. The Œuvre complète: Published in direct collaboration with Le Corbusier between 1929 and 1970, these still unrivalled eight volumes comprehensively document the complete works of the most influential architect of the 20th century (German, English, French). The Le Corbusier Guides describe in detail his most important creations (English, French, The Chapel of Ronchamp also available in German/Italian). This online package is supplemented by the two Le Corbusier classics Une petite maison and Le Modulor, and also includes the most important letters from and to Le Corbusier himself (French). Available through 5/28/2016.

TRIAL: Artifex Press Artifex Press is a publishing and technology company that has developed a proprietary, patented software platform and a dedicated publishing program in order to create digital catalogues raisonnés of leading artists.  Currently, complete CRs are available for Jim Dine, Chuck Close, and Tim Hawkinson  To access, follow this link and log in with these credentials: login: password: Franklin.  Available through 05/23/16.

EAI - Electronic Arts Intermix Educational Streaming ServiceThe Electronic Arts Intermix collection spans the mid-1960s to the present and includes works by pioneering figures such as Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler and Joan Jonas, as well new digital works by emerging artists, including Seth Price, Paper Rad, Cory Arcangel and Takeshi Murata. The Educational Streaming Site offers access to selected titles from the full collection.
SCI-Arc Media ArchiveThe SCI-Arc (Southern Calif. Institute of Architecture) Media Archive hosts over 1000 hours of continually–updated videos of architecture and design lectures, symposia and events featuring the most significant voices in architecture since 1974.  Browseable by year, theme, or lecturer.

Material ConneXion Material ConneXion maintains the world's largest subscription-based materials library, with more than 7,500 innovative materials and processes across all disciplines of design. Materials are selected through a strict review process  40+ new materials are independently juried into the library every month. This database serves as a remote entry point for users and features high quality images, product and manufacturing information, description, and application.