A survey of clothing and body adornment, this online resource covers the origins of clothing including the development and technologies of fabric and the social meanings of dress. Informational articles on representative costumes from a variety of historical periods and cultures are available.
Deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. There are articles on all subject areas in American fine art including: biographies of major artists, architects and patrons, architecture, painting, new media, photography, sculpture, installation art, performance art, new media art, art education, and more.
A comprehensive resource for the visual arts of the Classical period, featuring in-depth articles- from biographies to thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture.
Covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures, this encyclopedia offers entries about artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms.
Focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by European modernism and as impacted by the popular entertainment of the era. Includes entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, and designers.
This encyclopedia provides information about theater and performance from ancient Greek theater to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions.