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Designer Roots: 50 Art History Sites Worth Bookmarking
25 art history Web sites and 25 art history blogs worth perusing for insights
Art history might seem archaic and suffocating, but it also provides resources for inspiration. In this article, Linda provides links to 25 art history Web sites and 25 art history blogs worth perusing for insights.
The main reason to study art history is to learn more about the study of the visual arts in civilization throughout time. Art history examines changing values in fields such as visual culture, social history and even in religion. All arts are covered, including painting, sculpture, graphics and mass media – and all the forms are covered in their popular expressions at the time.
Additionally, by studying art history, you can gain insight into other disciplines such as literature, history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, critical theory, cultural studies and gender studies. You can advance a liberal arts education with this study as well as prepare to work in areas outside a studio. This study serves as a foundation for careers in teaching, arts administration, museums, galleries, historic preservation, art libraries, publishing, journalism, advertising, art conservation and art investment.
Lastly, as the world becomes more digitally-oriented and archival (and open access), this field may expand to include the arts that remain to be developed through technology.
In other words, a little art history never hurt anyone. Enjoy.
Linda Goin carries an A.A. in graphic design, a B.F.A. in visual communications with a minor in business and marketing and an M.A. in American History with a minor in the Reformation. While the latter degree doesn't seem to fit with the first two educational experiences, Linda used her 25-year design expertise on archaeological digs and in the study of material culture. Now she uses her education and experiences in social media experiments.
Accolades for her work include fifteen first-place Colorado Press Association awards, numerous fine art and graphic design awards, and interviews about content development with The Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, and L.A. Times.
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