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Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America

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Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America is a peer-reviewed journal presenting issues of concern to librarians working within art history, art criticism, the history of architecture, archaeology, and similar areas. The journal has established itself as a vital publication for art information professionals, acting as a forum for issues relating to both the documentation of art, and the practice and theory of art librarianship and visual resources curatorship. 

Art Documentation will publish articles pertinent to issues surrounding the documentation of art and the use of visual resources in academic, special libraries and museum settings. It is a key resource for professionals entering the field as well as those more seasoned professionals.

Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America is published two times a year in May and October by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America).

Coverage: 1982-2015 (Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 34, No. 2)

Moving Wall: 3 years (What is the moving wall?)

The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal. Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.

Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been combined with another title.

ISSN: 07307187

Subjects: Art & Art History, Arts

Collections: Arts & Sciences XI Collection

Frassanito, William. Gettysburg: A Journey in Time (New York, 1975).
This pioneering work on photographs as historical documents details the many manipulations that photographers made in their chronicle of the aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg.

Goldberg, Vicki. Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981).
This compilation combines early writings on photography plus some of the most recent interpretations of the power of the image in contemporary culture.

Hales, Peter Bacon. Silver Cities: The Photography of American Urbanization, 1839-1915 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984).
Hales provides the indispensable guide to the history of nineteenth-century photography and to the creation and reform of urban America. His chapter on Jacob Riis places both the reformer and his photographs in their respective cultural contexts. In William Henry Jackson and the Transformation of the American Landscape (Philadelphia, 1988) Hales shows the critical role that photography played in westward expansion.

Hurley, F. Jack. Portrait of a Decade: Roy Stryker and the Development of Documentary Photography in the Thirties (Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1972).
This is the first of many books describing the scope of the Farm Security Administration’s photographic project. Unfortunately there is little visual analysis of the famous FSA photographs sprinkled throughout the text. 

O’Neal, Hank. A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People, 1935-1943 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976).
Like Hurley, O’Neal bases his narrative on interviews with FSA photographers recorded long after they had taken the pictures that he includes in this lavishly-illustrated book.

Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (New York: Dover, 1971).
Dover publications reissue of Riis’s classic study of tenement life in New York’s lower east side gains a new immediacy with the publisher’s insertion of 100 of Riis’s photographs at key points throughout the text.

Sontag, Susan. On Photography (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977).
Although more than a quarter century has passed since its publication, Sontag’s brilliant reverie on the photographic medium remains essential reading for all students and teachers of photographic history.

Stott, William. Documentary Expression and Thirties America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1973).
Stott provided one of the first extended definitions of documentary photography and his formulations continue to influence current scholarship.

Trachtenberg, Alan. America and Lewis Hine: Photographs, 1904-1940 (New York: Aperture, 1977).
Although primarily an exhibit catalogue of Hine’s most memorable images, this book contains insightful analysis on the formation of the documentary movement.

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