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View Resource Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture

University of Wisconsin-Madison Library Director Kenneth Frazier says the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture could be the first step toward creating "a virtual encyclopedia of the decorative arts." Ultimately, this site will include digital facsimiles of all types of material documenting American decorative arts. Currently, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and...
View Resource The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals

Drawing on the extensive collection of books and prints in the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections, the Edible Monument is an online exhibit that testifies to the human passion for food and its use in celebrations and rituals. The 75 items available for perusal here are divided into five main topical areas, such as Festivals, Banquets, Art of Decorative Desserts, and Street Festivals....
View Resource Explore the Unicorn Tapestries

In the Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum, ropes and guards prevent visitors from getting too close to the Unicorn Tapestries and possibly damaging them. This new Web site provides a chance to jump the rope, disregard the guard, and get a really close look at these medieval masterpieces. Several sections of the site are primarily designed for close examination. A Closer Look allows viewers to...
View Resource Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection

Decorated paper has served bookmakers and others quite well for centuries, and this digital collection pays tribute to that artistic tradition and practice. Created by the University of Washington Libraries, this database showcases decorated and decorative papers from Germany, France, and Italy. Visitors can browse the collection by keyword, though they may wish to begin their journey through the...