The David and Gladys Wright House is temporarily closed for public tours, but don’t let that stop you from exploring the site through a new virtual tour.
The virtual tour of the house, originally built for FLW’s son and his wife, begins with interactive floor plans of the main house and guest house, each of which are dotted with photographs, documents, video, and 360 interactive views. Once inside the 360 views, transparent circles dot the tour, either as a way to re-orient the viewer within the space or to inform by hovering the cursor over it.
If you have Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, click here to view the house in Virtual Reality.
via Wright Society newsletter, Issue 36
PHAROS is an international consortium of fourteen European and North American art historical photo archives committed to creating a digital platform, currently in beta, that allows research among the photographic holdings of all consortium members – an estimated 31 million images, including artworks and supplemental material.
One of the best searching features they’re working on is reverse-image searching – the ability to upload a digital image or URL where an image is located, and search the database as you would a text query to return results related to the image. This image-recognition technology strives to eradicate language barriers inherent in text searching.
via NYTimes; h/t Ann Jensen Adams
Artstor announced The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has now made available more than 35,000* images in the Artstor Digital Library. These two extensive collections – Warhol’s Oeuvre and Photographic Legacy Project – provide a thorough presentation of Warhol’s works for the first time, including more than 34,000 original Andy Warhol photographs as well as paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints spanning four decades.
*Image totals may vary from country to country, reflecting Artstor’s obligation to address variations in international copyright.
Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art “explores the history of performance art at Tate from the 1960s to 2016. Arising from a two-year research project, this major online publication offers a new appraisal of the place of performance art and performativity in the museum through essays and case studies on individual artworks and events. It also publishes for the first time audio, films and videos, photographs, museum documents and reviews drawn from Tate’s Archive, showing the richness and depth of the gallery’s engagement with performance.”
The George Eastman Museum’s vast collections are now searchable online, including over 250,000 objects from the photography, technology, and George Eastman Legacy collections. Visit often as additional records and images will be added on an ongoing basis, including the Moving Image collection of more than 28,000 titles spanning the entire history of world cinema.
via Open Culture, h/t Denise Massa
Capturing the perfect architectural photograph can be far more difficult than one might anticipate.
In light of this, ArchDaily compiled a list of nine architectural photography tutorials to help you get the right shot every time.
Published October 12, 2015
Tags: archives, photography
An LA Times article today highlights two archives of great interest to students of US history: Photogrammar and Chronicling America.
Photogrammar is based at Yale University, and contains 170,000 photos commissioned by the US Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information between 1935 and 1945. The photographs are actually housed at the Library of Congress but Photogrammar provides the access platform. It also includes an interactive map which lets users gather photos by region or date, and a Visualizations section which presents experiments in photo data. The photos, including 3,244 by Dorothea Lange, are mostly public domain, and all can be downloaded.
Chronicling America is a searchable database of US newspaper pages from 1836 to 1922. Jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and the NEH, it contains over 10 million newspaper pages. Pages can be downloaded as JPGs or PDFs, and details can be excerpted.