ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)

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ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) is an index of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art. Entries date from the late 1960s to the present. It covers a wide range of topics, including canonical and lesser-known artists, art history and theory, art movements, architecture, artists' books, body art, calligraphy, ceramic and glass art, computer and electronic art, conservation, crafts, design, fashion, graffiti, graphic design, museum design, painting, performance art and installation works, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theatre arts, and video art.

ABM also includes information about the influence of artists from the pre-modern period on modern and contemporary art and artists. It is therefore helpful to consult ABM for any art-related search.

This database is the electronic counterpart and continuation of the print index ArtBibliographies Modern.



For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

Dates covered

1974-present, with a small number of citations from the 1960s.

Type of coverage

Citations with indexing and abstracts.

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