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Architecture (UNH Durham)


This searchable database of digital images and associated catalog data, covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women's studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture. 

You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Beyond the Taj).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.

ARTstor is an excellent place to find images for your presentation, paper, or just for inspiration. Create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export to Power Point. Helpful videos on using ARTstor can also be found on YouTube.

The ARTstor Digital Library offers more than one million images in the arts, architecture, and humanities. The ARTstor collection is comprised of contributions from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists.

ARTstor is also the repository for the Visual Resources Center's (VRC) collection of scanned or photographed art images.  This collection includes high quality art and architecture images, that have been curated by the Visual Resources Librarian and the Art and Art History Department faculty for use in UNH courses.

Along with providing high resolution images, ARTstor also offers many search, browse, and sort features as well as options for presenting, downloading, referencing and sharing images.  Go here for more information about these features.  Some of these features require an ARTstor account, check out the video below for information on how to register or go here.

More help videos can be found at the ARTstor Youtube channel.

Current UNH students, faculty, and staff may access ARTstor, from off-campus:

  1. Navigate to the ARTstor in the list of databases on the Libraries web site.
  2. You will then be asked for your UNH IT ID username and password. (This is the same username and password as Blackboard.)
  3. Once verified, you will be forwarded on to ARTstor directly.

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The UNH Library has a good collection of art and architecture films on DVD in the Multimedia Center on Level 2. You can search the online catalog to locate films. If you need assistance, you can Ask A Librarian.

The following resources are also great sources for streaming video clips:

Free Online Architecture Videos

Documentary videos can be a great way to fully see a building and understand the scale of a building or site, as well as give a great introduction/overview of a topic.  Below are a few places where architecture documentary videos can be viewed online for free.