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Academic Support: Visual Arts Studies

Visual Arts Collection

Library collections and resources are sufficient in scope to support the Visual Arts Studies program.  The following table shows library holdings targeted to support the Visual Arts and Construction curriculum as of April 2020.

A current list of Architecture collections can be found via the library catalog by conducting a keyword or subject search.

Library Resources Art Art History Art Museums
Holdings 130,071 28,115 1,935
Books 18,635 4,029 784
eBooks 5,908 1,485 89
eJournals 104,666 22,518 1,021
Serials 840 75 40
Databases 22 8 1


Pertinent Journals

  • CoDesign
    • International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts
  • Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
    • Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts is devoted to promoting scholarship on the psychology of the production and appreciation of the arts and all aspects of creative endeavor. To that end, they publish manuscripts presenting original empirical research and papers that synthesize and evaluate extant research that relate to the psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts. Generally, qualitative work, case studies, essays, interviews, biographical profiles, and literature reviews are discouraged.
  • Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
    • The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism publishes current research articles, symposia, special issues, and timely reviews of books in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. The philosophy of art includes scholarship examining the nature, meaning and value of the arts, considered generally or individually, where the arts are taken in the broadest possible sense. Aesthetics includes work on aesthetic experiences and values wherever they are found both in and beyond the arts. 
  • International Journal of Arts Management
    • Through publication of the International Journal of Arts Management, the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management contributes to HEC Montréal’s global reach while consolidating its position as a world leader in research on cultural organizations. The Chair publishes teaching materials that are used in several universities both in Quebec and elsewhere. A prime example is the book Marketing Culture and the Arts, which has been translated into 11 languages.
  • Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
    • Arts and Humanities in Higher Education seeks to: Publish high quality, peer-reviewed articles that bring critical research to the fore and stimulate debate. -Serve the community of arts and humanities educators internationally, by publishing significant opinion and research into contemporary issues of teaching and learning within the domain. These will include enquiries into policy, the curriculum and appropriate forms of assessment, as well as developments in methods such as electronic modes of scholarship and course delivery.
  • Visual Studies
    • Visual Studies is a major international peer-reviewed journal published on behalf of the International Visual Sociology Association. The journal publishes visually-oriented articles across a range of disciplines, and represents a long-standing commitment to empirical visual research, studies of visual and material culture, the development of visual research methods and the exploration of visual means of communication about social and cultural worlds.

Selected Databases