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Online Reference Tool for the History of Culture
Arkyves is both a unique database of images and texts and a meeting place for everyone who wants to study imagery and publish about it. All visual and textual sources are made accessible with the help of the multilingual vocabulary for cultural content of the Iconclass system. By using this system it has been made possible to find and retrieve images and texts from various sources on a specific topic.
By using Arkyves it is currently possible to access almost 900.000 images, texts, etc. from libraries and museums in many countries among them the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, and the university libraries of Milan, Utrecht and Glasgow . More collections will follow in the near future. The database contains a link to the images which are available in open access.
Arkyves is both a research tool for art historians and book historians, as well as a tool to facilitate the process of describing images.

Some of Arkyves’ features:
• Completely rewritten front-end: responsive design in a modern web application.
• New user interface: clear and easy to use, centered around pre-selected themes.
• Iconclass controlled vocabulary for improved powerful retrieval options.
• Iconclass searches currently possible in 9 different languages (English, Dutch, French, German, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese)
• For partners: possibility to create dedicated Iconclass retrieval browsers, for easy inclusion in their website.
• Arkyves is now open as a platform to assist institutions and individual researchers to catalogue and publish their own datasets of images in hybrid Open Access.
• Updated back-end search, based on industry-leading ElasticSearch.

Partner Institutions:
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek; Biblia Sacra project; Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes; Byvanck Illuminated Manuscript project; Cardiff University; Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden; Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington; Getty Research Institute & Provenance Index; Glasgow University Library; Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel; Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague; The Leiden Collection, New York; Museum Meermanno; RKD, Netherlands Institute for Art History; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig; University Library, Amsterdam; University Library, Utrecht; University of Milan, Marengo; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

To enquire about this product, or arrange a free 30-day institutional trial, please contact our Sales Department at (outside the Americas) or (the Americas).

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Author: Ira Livingston
Magic Science Religion explores surprising intersections among the three meaning-making and world-making practices named in the title. Through colorful examples, the book reveals circuitous ways that social, cultural and natural systems connect, enabling real kinds of magic to operate. Among the many case studies are accounts of how an eighteenth-century actor gave his audience goosebumps; how painters, poets, and pool sharks use nonlinearity in working their magics; how the first vertebrates gained consciousness; how plants fine-tuned human color vision; and the necessarily magical element of activism that builds on the conviction that "another future is possible" while working to push self-fulfilling prophecy into political action.
Author: Ying Zhang

the literate population (Richard Wang 2004). Yuming He’s analysis of the print circulation of classical texts in pictorial, textual, and hybrid formats among the Ming elite and non-elite clearly demonstrates that parody, play, and subversion were all prevalent (He 2013). As the elite and common folk

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and the Arts
Author: Eric Ziolkowski

, while the former has remained committed to theology” (Detweiler/Jasper 2000, 2). Yet even in Britain, as a “hybrid venture,” the literature-and-theology project in Elisabeth Jay’s words “boasts no unassailable pedigree, or universally acknowledged territory” (in Hass/Jasper/Jay 2007, 3). And as F. W

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and the Arts
Author: Ori Z. Soltes

elegant challenge to the notion that one can simply refer to ‘Holocaust art’ as a subset of artist-identity-defined ‘Jewish art.’ Different definitional borders arise with Tel Aviv-born (b. 1951), Los Angeles-based Dorit Cypis’ 1998 Hybrid Eyes photographic series, an eerie play on re-visioning familiar

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and the Arts


What is Protestant Art? offers a brief introduction to the field of Protestant visual culture. It argues that the diversity of images and visual practices throughout Protestant history might better be described by the term ‘visual culture’ than the term ‘art.’ Examining images from the Reformation to the twentieth century, this review essay showcases the breadth of ways Protestants have put images to work in their religious practices. Containing dozens of illustrations, What is Protestant Art? provides the reader with an overview of current research on Protestant visual culture, as well as discussions of representative examples from five hundred years of Protestant imagery.

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and the Arts