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Finding Images and Other Visual Resources: Medieval Studies

There are more ways to find interesting and useful images than Flickr and Google Image search. Learn how and where!

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Mapping Gothic France invites you to explore the parallel stories of Gothic architecture and the formation of France in the 12th and 13th centuries, considered in three dimensions: Space, Time, Narrative.  This digital project, under the direction of Stephen Murray, Columbia University, and Andrew Tallon, Vassar College, employs groundbreaking technologies to capture the evolution of French Gothic architecture.


Saint-Martin-des-Champs, Paris, France
QTVR (Quick Time Virtual Reality) of medieval architecture

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Manuscripts and Early Printed Books 


Medieval Studies Image Resources

Rich visual documentation of Amiens Cathedral. Produced by  the Media Center for Art History at Columbia University under the direction of Prof. Stephen Murray.
 
A rich collection of Web-based resources covering all areas of Art History, developed and maintained by Prof. Christopher Witcombe.
 
The Dumbarton Oaks online catalogue is an ongoing project to record the 17,000 Byzantine lead seals held by Dumbarton Oaks and publish them online. 
 
Portions of their holdings have been digitized and made available through Harvard University Library’s Visual Information Access (VIA) system. Click on the links below to access these collections.
 
Explorations of surviving plans, documents, manuscripts and related materials from two important monasteries of early medieval Europe.
 
Full collection of images and descriptions of Chartres Cathedral from the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Prof. Alison Stones. Includes more than 3,000 images including maps, plans, views, and architectural and stained glass details.
 
The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA) is the international research project dedicated to recording medieval stained glass. In Great Britain, the CVMA is a British Academy Research Project, hosted by the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York.
 
Enluminures contained more than 80,000 text images and more than 4,000 images of medieval manuscripts from French repositories.
 
The Index records works of art produced without geographical limitations from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1550.
 
A rich selection of resources for medieval art complied and edited by members of this scholarly organization.
 
A wide variety of visual media collected and organized in a learning environment to document the evolution of Gothic architecture in France during the 12th and 13th centuries.  Produced under the auspices of the Media Center for Art History at Columbia University under the direction of Prof. Stephen Murray and Prof. Andrew Tallon.
 
Search for images and information pertaining to buildings and monuments protected as national heritage sites in France.
 
Wide ranging coverage of French and English medieval architecture, including diagrams and plans, developed unde the direction of Prof. Alison Stones and the Digital Research Library at the University of Pittsburgh.
 
Over 80 medieval manuscripts in various repositories at Oxford University
 
The Digital Image Archive presents more than 42,000 images of biblical illustrations, portraits of religious leaders, printers' devices, engravings of church buildings, and other theological topics.  Many of the images in the archive are taken from the Kessler Reformation Collection, one of the library's premiere collections. It consists of over 3,500 titles that relate to the Protestant Reformation in Germany down to 1570. Although its focus is on Lutheran materials, it also includes works by other Protestants and by Catholics, as they entered into conversation with Luther and his followers.
 
Research and exhibition Web site for the 2004 exhibition at the Wallach Fine Arts Gallery, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University. Part of the Web site is devoted to an exploration of the Chora Monastery (Kariye Camii) in Istanbul with text by Prof. Robert Ousterhout accompanied by a full collection of QTVR movies of the interior of the building.
 
A wide variety of visual media collected and organized in a learning environment to document the evolution of Romanesque architecture in the Bourbonnais.  Produced under the auspices of the Media Center for Art History at Columbia University under the direction of Prof. Stephen Murray and Prof. Andrew Tallon.
 
Comprehensive resource covering French Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Includes an active blog.
 
Full collection of images and descriptions of Vezelay Abbey from the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Prof. Alison Stones.
 
An online journal devoted to the study of medieval stained glass, issued montly starting in 2006.