Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions.
In review for updates in 2016

ART PUBLICATIONS - Be sure to consider the publications of institutions, museums, organizations, colleges and universities world-wide.

Not really 'texture' or substance-based, we have tools and technical skills that can simulate the impact of substance, texture, relative size, depth, clarity and veils of transparency. More often, the actual works of art might take center stage with text embedded --rather than images placed within prominent text formats. It will be exciting when we do address the visual arts with some of these things in mind so that the 'blogs' of healthcare or industrial organizations do not continue to trump the visual experience of small and large arts institutions. It does seem that 'publications' continue to be fundamentally formal text-designed experiences despite the tools and technical advances that can significantly impact view (still and moving), sound and combinations of sensory import --the range of approaches.

Art News: Journal sites that provide opportunities to understand what is available for consideration world-wide. Look for publications at prominent institutions; the following are suggested:
Arts Journal and it's Links' (Newspapers, Magazines, Radio & TV, and Online only) . . . . Art Beat - Arts blog of the Online NewsHour . . . . Contemporary Art Daily - "A Daily Journal of International Exhibitions" . . . . An Art Critic in Africa - Seeing Culture on its Own Terms - A series of NYTimes articles . . . . Universes in Universe - "Visual arts of Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean within the context of international art processes" . . . . The Art Newspaper - "Invaluable intelligence on international developments in the artworld" . . . . 'Abroad' - A Series of articles (with slide shows) by Michael Kimmelman for The New York Times . . . . . . . . . . Gallery Guide - International listing of Museum and Gallery exhibitions

Publications, Reviews, Calendars, Blogs - Publishers, Institutions, Artists and Commercial Galleries online, in social media and in mobile apps are engaged in an exchange of visual arts experiences - more or less visual, more or less focused upon visual arts disciplines, more or less eventful, more or less informational and educational and more or less concerned with the excitement, adventure, passion, enlightenment, nourishment and other meaning in the exchange. The following (of many!) are noted:
MetPublications - Five decades of Met publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free . . . . 82nd & Fifth - The intersection of art and ideas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art . . . . Ozy - "Our mission is to vault you ahead so that you see more of this dynamic, inspiring, diverse world we share . . . . Project MUSE - Scholarly Journals Online . . . . Painters' Table - "Painters' Table publishes daily links to high quality web content and original content on the subject of painting" . . . . Artifex Press - "Dedicated to the publication of digital catalogues raisonnés" . . . . art:21 - "A space for insightful writing on contemporary art and artists" . . . . ArtSlant - "Contemporary art network, has comprehensive calendars for openings, exhibits and events, a worldwide community of professional artists, and local city editions for the art lover" . . . . Venetian Red - "We're artists . . . dialog enriches all participants" . . . . - "Online magazine of art and ideas" . . . . Ars Libri -- "Maintains the largest stock in America of rare and out-of-print books on art. We specialize in academic library collection development, and offer scholarly collections en bloc, as well as individual rare books and documents. Founded in 1976, it has an international reputation as a source for scholars, collectors, artists, and everyone else with an interest in the visual arts. Ars Libri covers all periods and all fields of art history, from antiquity to the present, including architecture, archaeology, photography, and the decorative arts" . . . . Painting Perceptions - Commentary on perceptual painting . . . . Orientations . . . . The Colorist - Artist Blog . . . . Gorky's Granddaughter - "A documentary art project, we visit studios and talk to artists" . . . . Undercover Painter . . . . . Studio Critical - This blog is about process, practice and getting to know a little bit more about what painters get up to in the studio. . . . . The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online - Open Culture, the best free cultural & educational media on the web . . . . The Blind Swimmer- a blog of painting, abstraction, and contemporary art . . . . Uploads - James Kalm is the foremost art vlogger in the world, having invented the spontaneous onlline video art review . . . . Daily Serving - San Francisco, London, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Singapore, Chicago, Amsterdam, Perth, Glasgow, Elsewhere - Series, Categories, Tweets . . . . Structure and Imagery . . . . Painter's Bread - Visual Sustenance . . . . art out write- Australian contemporary art writing . . . . non-objective painting . . . . Progress Report - Progress Report aims to allow the categories of art-making to fall by the wayside by presenting a glimpse of the creative process that offer various perspectives with open-ended possibilities from the working artist's point of view . . . . Bread and Brush - "Critical Dialogues on Painting" . . . . Daily Operation - An archive of the curatorial projects by Jon Lutz. Began in 2005, this has and will include art exhibtions in studios, apartments, parks, empty real estate, galleries, and other venues throughout New York City, including Bushwick, Chelsea, Long Island City, Soho, Sunset Park, Tribeca, and Williamsburg. Curatorial assitance by Cameron Stuart and additional blog contributions by Shira Schwarz . . . . Joanne Mattera Art Blog - Guaranteed biased, myopic, incomplete and journalistically suspect . . . . Studio Matters . . . . Allegro Moveable Book Collection . . . . Ceramic Arts Daily . . . . ARTFORUM . . . . NYTimes Art Columns . . . . Two Coats of Paint . . . . Flavorpill - New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Miami - Find events in your city . . . . Bobulate - For Intentional Organization / Interactive Design at School for Visual Arts (NYC) . . . . (fundamental) PAINTING - A catalogue of essential painting . . . . Artlog - Art and culture in real time . . . . Studio International . . . . eOculus (Eye on NY Architecture) . . . . Art Review (An exciting new social networking site for the artworld, creating a global forum for discussion, interactivity and debate) . . . . MocoLoco -Modern Contemporary Design Blog . . . . . . . The Smart Set - "Online magazine covering culture and ideas, arts and science, global and national affairs" . . . . . . . NewArtTv - "The new video magazine on contemporary art. It's the place for visits to artists' studios and major private collections, interviews with leading and emerging artists, artists' performances, and reports on key museum and gallery exhibitions, biennials and art fairs" . . . . VOICE - (American Institute of Graphic Arts Journal of Design) . . . . Paper Monument - "Paper Monument is a semi-annual print journal of contemporary art published in association with n+1" . . . . Good - "A collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward" . . . . . Culture Monster (LA Times) . . . . . The Association of American University Presses Member Directory . . . . Yale University Press Log - (With links to other University Press Logs) . . . . ArtSEEnsoHo nEwYOrkCiTy artSeEnSoHo . . . . . . . . . . . . Glossary of Blogging

A Note on Hilton Kramer: "He was a passionate defender of high art against the claims of popular culture and saw himself not simply as a critic offering informed opinion on this or that artist but also as a warrior upholding the values that made civilized life worthwhile. This stance became more marked as political art and its advocates came to the fore to ignite the culture wars of the early 1980s, a struggle in which Mr. Kramer took a leading role as the editor of The New Criterion, where he was also a frequent contributor. In its pages, Mr. Kramer took dead aim at a long list of targets: creeping populism at leading art museums; the incursion of politics into artistic production and curatorial decision-making; the fecklessness, as he saw it, of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the decline of intellectual standards in the culture at large. A resolute high Modernist, he was out of sympathy with many of the aesthetic waves that came after the great achievements of the New York School, notably Pop ("a very great disaster"), Conceptual art ("scrapbook art") and postmodernism ("modernism with a sneer, a giggle, modernism without any animating faith in the nobility and pertinence of its cultural mandate"). At the same time, he made it his mission to bring under appreciated artists to public attention and open up the history of 20th-century American art to include figures like David Smith, Milton Avery and Arthur Dove, about whom he wrote with insight and affection. Some of his best criticism was devoted to artists who had up until then been regarded as footnotes . . . . Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of The New Criterion, said of Mr. Kramer: "As a critic of culture, he had a broad range. He wrote on everything from novels and poetry to dance and philosophy, but it was as an art critic that he was best known. His chief virtue was independence. He called it as he saw it �an increasingly rare virtue in today's culture." - (NYTimes 3/2012)

A Note from Robert Hughes: There are some things a critic might have to pay attention to that an artist simply does not or will not --perhaps for the same reasons. And, likewise, both may find it difficult not to pay a great deal of attention to some things that may generally not be obviously reported. The following comments are not about skill, style, packaging or product: "Every inch of the surface has to be won," (Robert Hughes) wrote of Freud's canvases in The Guardian in 2004, "must be argued through, bears the traces of curiosity and inquisition --above all, takes nothing for granted and demands active engagement from the viewer as its right" . . . and of the influence of Goya on him, Hughes spoke of Goya's "vast breadth of curiosity about the human animal and the depth of his appalled sympathy for it." - (NYTimes 8/7/12)

Mobile Apps
Introduction to Visual Studies - This introductory art appreciation course from Penn State covers art movements, cultural influences, and artistic genres with an emphasis on hands-on studio art techniques. Course materials include the Multi-Touch book Introduction to Visual Studies. - (Apple Mobile Apps for Learning)

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American Art - A Journal of Our Nation's Visual Heritage

Smithsonian Art & Culture Magazine

Ars Libri ltd - "Rare and scholarly books on the fine arts." View their catalogues.

Getty Virtual Library - Free digital publications from the Getty Archive

Ceramic Arts Daily

What is Art and Why does it Matter? - "An online magazine that creates a forum for interpretive experimentation and gives a face to the people who make museums a vibrant presence in the world. This magazine is here because we all "know" d that art is important, but do we always know why? Looking at art can provide a much needed refuge for reflection, sympathy, quietude, inspiration, and even ecstasy in this increasingly chaotic world. Looking further can deepen knowledge of cultures and artistic practice, develop and hone observational skills, reveal insights into history that other documents can't, and encourage creative, analytical, and autonomous thinking. We want you to find a way in. And the best way to find a way into anything is to look closely and ask a lot of questions. Enjoy." (Yale University Art Gallery)

Visionaire - "Published 3 times a year, Visionaire features a different theme and format with each issue. . . . Artists work in collaboration with Visionaire to produce their personal interpretations on a theme, and are given unparalleled freedom to push Visionaire's original formats. . . . A multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive numbered limited editions. Since it inception in the Spring of 1991, Visionaire has offered a forum for works by both famous and emerging artists from around the world as well as personalities, fashion designers, art directors, and image-makers."

Fraction - Online Photography Magazine and Blog.

Art Review - "An exciting new social networking site for the artworld, creating a global forum for discussion, interactivity and debate. Our members are artists, galleries, collectors, critics, curators and the curious. As a members of, you can: Post artwork, blogs, videos and audio and have members rate and comment on it - Find exciting new artists from around the world - Keep up to date with news and access ArtReview magazine archives - Create your own discussion groups and forums - Promote yourself and make friends. is a unique blend of editorial and community content, combining the insight and critical weight of some of today's most important artworld voices with the input and opinions of everyday enthusiasts from around the world."

Orientations - "Monthly magazine for enthusiasts of Asian art. Includes brief abstracts of articles beginning with the November 1996 issue and an index of articles from January 1981 to April 1996. Offers a gallery for dealers to advertise selected works. Lists recently published Asian art books. Provides a schedule of exhibitions, auctions, and other events of interest to the connoisseur or collector of Asian art. " [Brittanica]

Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art - "A leading journal in the coverage of Chinese contemporary art and culture. With each quarterly issue, you will find scholarly essays on topical matters, critical commentary of conferences, exhibitions and books in the Chinese art field. Yishu aims to provide an authoritative forum for dialogue and debate around the visual and literary forms being produced within an expanded understanding of Chinese Contemporary Art."

NYFA Source - NYC based with resources and opportunities for artists around the country.

Louise Blouin Media - "The world's leading cultural media group. Our mission is to provide unparalleled access to the world of art and culture." Visit:

    Art+Auction - "Published 12 times per year, featuring: Special features & news stories, Art & collector profiles, Reviews & auction news, Calendar of events, Verified and unbiased data on the art market, Market trends & insider market info, Art transaction prices and on upcoming sales, Advertising = maximum of 45% of the magazine" - (By Subscription) . . . . . . . ARTINFO - "ARTINFO.COM is the online destination of LTB Media, the world's leading cultural media group. Our mission is to provide unparalleled access to the world of arts and culture . . . . International Art News, Art Price Database, Directory of, Worldwide Events Calendar (featuring exhibitions, auctions, art fairs, and performances), Cultural Travel Guides, Arts Education, Artist Directory, Market Trends and Analysis, Employment Opportunities." . . . . . . . Gallery Guide - International listing of Museum and Gallery exhibitions . . . . . . . . Museums . . . . . . . . Gordon's - "Gordon's Print Price Annual, Gordon's Photography Price Annual, Lawrence's Dealer Print Prices, Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide and Appraisal Pro. This is the leading print and online resource for records of the prices of works on paper including prints, photographs, posters, illustrated books and periodicals with more than 1,490,000 available records, which go back thirty five years, the data also includes over 280,000 artists." . . . . . . . Culture +Travel . . . . . . . Somogy - "A prestigious French publishing company specialising in producing over 100 art books and exhibition catalogues for leading museums and galleries in France, Belgium, Switzerland, the USA and Canada."

ARTFORUM - Resources. Check out the galleries

Harvard Design Magazine

ArtNet - "Artnet was founded in 1989 as Centrox Corporation by a group of art dealers and art professionals eager to create a larger, more accessible, and more efficient art market . . . "

American Craft Magazine

Modernism/modernity - "Focuses on the methodological, archival, and theoretical exigencies particular to modernist studies. It encourages an interdisciplinary approach linking music, architecture, the visual arts, literature, and social and intellectual history."

Yale Journal of Criticism - "The Yale Journal of Criticism publishes works of interest to readers in the humanities, irrespective of field or period, including scholarly articles, original art, review essays, polemical interventions, and conference and symposium papers. The journal engages in current methodological debates in literature, history, philosophy, popular culture, and the visual arts. Work from the YJC has appeared in Best American Essays - Architecture and Design Magazine.

ASPEN: The Multimedia Magazine in a Box - 10 issues. "Each issue had a new designer and editor. "Aspen," Johnson said, "should be a time capsule of a certain period, point of view, or person."


Camera Works - [Washington Post]

NYTimes Art Columns

Absolutearts - "World Wide Arts Resources and are dedicated to connecting the people of the world to the world of art."


m e t r o p o l i s - h o m e - "Architecture, design in a changing world . . . . Magazine, environmental, architecture, design, interior design, industrial design, lighting, cities, technology, places, education, art, furniture, craft, sustainability, preservation, graphic design, work."

Ceramics Art and Perception International

Papermag - "An original daily, New York based pop culture and style digizine. Your guide to urban culture, fashion, society, film, food, fetish, events, people, news and entertainment."

North American Review - "The North American Review was founded in Boston in 1815, moved to New York City in the late 1870s, and was a victim of the onset of WWII, suspending publication in 1940. Its revival was engineered by Robert Dana, at Cornell (Iowa) College, in 1964, with the consent and blessing of the last survivors of the North American Review Corporation. The present-day NAR, which moved to the University of Northern Iowa in December of 1968, is the legal and historical continuation of the pre-war magazine; we date our anniversaries from 1815, and number our volumes from that date (the 1997 volume is number 282). Originally, the magazine carried a strong British flavor, as if thereby to elevate the tastes and cultural consciousness of Americans. As the nineteenth century wore on, the NAR's contents became less and less Brit in tone. Its contributors included Walt Whitman, Henry James, and Andrew Carnegie, it even serialized Joseph Conrad, and the magazine's focus broadened to include current affairs and politics as well as literature. Since the 1960s the NAR has concerned itself with the poem and the short story, and takes a broad view of current North American preoccupations--especially the problems of the environment."

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things

The Smart Set - "An online magazine covering culture and ideas, arts and science, global and national affairs --everything from literature to shopping, medicine to sports, philosophy to food. The Smart Set strives to present big ideas on the small, the not-so-small, and the everyday. (It) updates daily, Monday through Friday, with a mix of columns and features --high quality writing and photography presented in a broad range of genres including reportage, personal and critical essays, travel writing, memoirs, and stories. (It) is an independent magazine, generously supported by Drexel University. The Smart Set is published for people who enjoy reading, and enjoy thinking about what they read. The Smart Set feels that what unites its readers is their intellectual curiosity, and this cuts across age, gender, income, and education level."

Off Center - (Outside ideas from inside the Walker)

ARTSBlog - (Americans for the Arts)

Future Feeder - (Technology, Design, Architecture)

Design Observer

City Comforts

Paper Forest

CORE77 - Industrial Design Supersite

About Last Night

VernissageTV - "(VTV) takes you to opening receptions (vernissages) of exhibitions and events. Online, worldwide, on demand

aesthetic grounds - "The human pleasures of public art and public space deepen - and that is the goal of this blog"

Eye Level - (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

HOW - The Graphic Design Community's Trusted Source for Creative Inspitation, Business Advice and Tools of the Trade

3x3 - "Our mission is to spotlight the best international artists working today and encourage a new focus on the use of illustration by the advertising and design communities."

Resource Library Magazine - "America's Magazine for Representational Art published weekly since 1997"

The Brooklyn Rail - Critical perspectives on arts, politics, and culture. Local, Express, Art, Books, Music, Dance, Film, Theater, Fiction, Streets, Poetry, Spotlight . . . .

The Woodworker's Gazette - "Wood-working is both a time-honored vocation and pastime for thousands of people, and Woodworker's Central website is designed to provide a source of online information on a wide array of subjects related to this activity. First started in 1997, the site currently contains forums where fellow woodworkers can share reviews of tools (contained in the Tool Survey section), search for articles on woodworking plans, and read the Woodworker's Gazette, which contains reviews of woodworking books and helpful hints submitted by visitors to the site. The site also contains a section on compound miters and an InfoExchange area where visitors can exchange questions and responses to a host of probing questions, such as how to build a stereo rack out of maple or how to construct a bowl out of bark." [KMG] <#team> (The Scout Report)

Electronic Literature Organization - "To facilitate and promote the writing, publishing, and reading of literature in the electronic media." - Consider the cultures and aesthetics of electronic media . . . .

ZoneZero - From analog to digital photography - "ZoneZero is dedicated to photography. Its name intends to be a metaphor for the journey from analog to digital image making. One of the references comes from "The Zone System" a fine example of the analog heritage in photography made so famous by Ansel Adams. From the analog dark room we are now moving to the digital one; where everything analog is transformed into digits represented through the infinite combinations of either zeros or ones."

ArtBabble - Free flowing conversation, about art

FRAME - The International Review of Interior Architecture and Design - "It is a bi-monthly trade magazine which focuses on cutting-edge corporate and public interiors, and especially on retail, exhibition, hospitality and workplace design. Frame is truly global - and though it's based in Amsterdam - it's all in English. Despite the exclusively contemporary features and predelection for modernism, Frame has a clear line without sacrificing variety."

BBC Arts

H. W. Wilson Indexes - Journal Directory - "Wilson Art databases provide comprehensive abstracting & indexing for 313 leading international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, & museum bulletins."

Clay Times - The Journal of Ceramic Trends and Techniques. "Clay Times is designed to inform ceramic enthusiasts at all levels of the latest developments in the clay world, while providing useful information and techniques to help our readers learn and grow in their individual pursuits in clay. [Lists Ceramic Links]

Taylor & Francis Online Journals - Informaworld - Try Arts & Humanities - "For two centuries Taylor & Francis has been fully committed to the publication of scholarly information of the highest quality . . . . "

Antiques & The Arts Weekly

Leonardo On-Line - "The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology ISAST is a networking center [SanFrancisco/Boston based] for artists and others interested in the use of new media in contemporary artistic expression." [art, science, technology, music, electronic, computer, biology, mathematics, gallery, education, video, sculpture, telecommunications, installations, international, multimedia, design, kinetic, robotics, Africa and art, fractals, performance, artificial life, computer graphics, aesthetics, copyright, photography, digital art, Internet]

Journal of Contemporary Art - "Features interviews with and projects by contemporary artists."

Eastgate Systems, Inc. [Serious Hypertext]

Printworks Magazine - Information Resource for Printmakers . . . . " [UK] [Includes exhibition opportunities] - "An interactive on-line virtual community for the visual and performing arts." [Based in Chicago]

Postmodern Culture - "One of the earliest electronic journals, Postmodern Culture (PMC) started as a groundbreaking experiment in scholarly publishing on the Internet. It has become a leading electronic journal of interdisciplinary thought on contemporary cultures. PMC offers a forum for commentary, criticism, and theory on subjects ranging from identity politics to the economics of information. Subscriptions include access to all previous volumes of PMC in a comprehensive web-based interface with full-text searchability." (Published by Johns Hopkins University Press)

arts@large [NYTimes] - "[1990s] Matthew Mirapaul Reported on the intersection of technology and the arts, including Web-based art exhibits, intereactive music, hypertext fiction and other expressions of digital creativity . . . . ."

Ovation - "OVATION is the television network devoted exclusively to the arts, featuring programming on visual arts, theater, opera, music and dance. Programming includes: artist profiles; documentaries on and performances by musicians and symphonies, dance, theater, and opera companies; and coverage of arts news."



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