Bibliography of the History of Art

BHABibliography of the History of Art 

The library’s art history indexing source is the Bibliography of the History of Art.  The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) provides indexing and abstracting to 4,300 periodicals related to the history of art, an increase of over twenty-fold from our previous Arts database.  In addition to articles, BHA also provides subject access to art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, art exhibition catalogs and dealer’s catalogs.  The coverage focuses on European and American art from late antiquity to the present.  Indexing encompasses the traditional fine arts – painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, etc. – and architecture, as well as the decorative and applied arts – crafts, graphic arts, folk art, etc.  It is produced by the Getty Research Institute and the Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST).  The BHA includes and greatly extends the coverage of two art indexing and abstracting services.  Its predecessor databases are the RAA (Repertoire d’Art et d’Archéologie) and the RILA (International Repertory of the literature of Art).  Those resources, combined with current indexing & abstracting makes BHA one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of scholarly writing about the history of Western art available.

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