Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson)

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Art Index Retrospective contains the so-called 'back file' of the print Art Index from the first volume, 1929, through 1984. The index is citation based, and the information indexed is largely limited to the fields of art history, architectural history, and the visual arts. Because the index stretches back to the first quarter of the twentieth century, it contains citations for primary source material on a variety of art historical movements in the field of modernism.


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This is a closed database, no additional citations are being added.


Art Index (print version).

Type of coverage

This index is a citation-based index. Full-text content is not included in the index, but may be linked to if available.

Print counterpart or
related resources

The annual Art Index from 1929-1984 in print format is the counterpart of this online index. Art Fulltext is a related resource, in that it contains more recent records from the Art Index as well as full-text articles.

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H.W. Wilson Company

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