Coverage is international, although emphasis is on European publications. Subject coverage includes architecture, interior design, industrial design, furniture design, theater design, graphic design, advertising, typography, fashion, exhibition design, book design, photography, ceramics, metalsmithing, and glass art among other areas.
Resource TypesArticle Database
DescriptionAHRnet (formerly known as Arts:Search), consists of four related and linked databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective, Review, Arts + Architecture Profiles, and Research Sources: The Poster. Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR) is an ongoing abstracting and indexing service that aims to cover full contents of 70 of the most important design and applied arts journals published between 1900-1986. Review contains digitised full-text versions of 19th and early 20th century decorative and fine arts journals. It currently contains 28 full text journals, including: The Studio (London),vols. 1-50, 1893-1910; Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, vols. 1-27, 1897-1911; Art et Décoration, vols.1-28, 1897-1910; and The Poster, vols.1-6, 1898-1901. Arts+Architecture Profiles has biographical data on over 40,000 artists, architects, craftspeople and designers. Research Sources: The Poster contains extensive information on Poster Design, including: A History of the Poster: a Bibliographical and Online Survey; digitizations of the most of the significant books, exhibition catalogues and journals on the Poster published between 1890s-1920s; and an International Directory of Poster Collections.