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Tues., 12/13 - Thurs., 12/22:  Access to the Fine Arts Library will be restricted. to persons with valid PennCards, Penn Alumni Cards, Penn Libraries Courtesy Cards, or UPHS photo identification
About the Library
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....

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index: This unique bibliographic database is designed for gardening enthusiasts, professionals and students of horticulture and of garden and landscape design and history. It provides indexing and abstracts for articles related to gardening topics, with special focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices. On trial through 11/4.

Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals:
Featuring complete indexing for 42 art journals published in the United States during the 19th century, the Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals offers unmatched coverage of available content from the period. On trial through 11/4.

Featured Resources:

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.

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.

Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art:  A digital archive provides access to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of twentieth-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States.

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.