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Art, Architecture, Design

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Fine Art

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
"A thematic, chronological, and geographical exploration of global art history through The Met collection ... for students and scholars of art history.”

Art Forum Magazine
Reviews and art world news, current and archived issues of the printed mag, popular columns, interviews, books, more.

Khan Academy
KA offers an excellent
art history section and special resources for students preparing for the AP Art History test.

Instagram
Check out accounts managed by the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Whitney, Guggenheim, and Aperture Foundation.

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Architecture

Metropolis
A leading design site showcasing game changing design at all scales, from product creation to urban planning.

Great Buildings Collection
Incredible collection of photos and data for architectural history and general reference. Ironically, the site is quite ugly and badly designed. Useful, nonetheless.

Art Forum: Architecture
The editors of Art Forum present articles on architectural history and current trends in modern architecture.

Frank Loyd Wright
Progenitor of mid-century architectural design, Wright's creations epitomized the notion of inhyabited spaces as works of modern art. See
Marin Civic Center.

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General Design

.W
Fascinating site on building, environmental, product, and fashion design and conceptualization from across the globe.

Design Thinking
Solution-focused thinking, planning, and action are at the heart of good design, enabling practitioners to channel creativity, optimize results, improve the future.

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Interior Design

ID
Articles and ideas on the basics of interior design featured in:
Life Hacker, LaunchPad, the spruce, Pinterest.

Udemy ID Courses
A broad range of inexpensive interior design and feng shui video courses offered on Udemy.

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Color Theory, Typography, Graphic Design

Color Theory
Sites providing beginning instruction in the theory and psychology of color and color combining ... plus a Lifehacker color theory primer.

Canva.com
Articles for beginners on basic
typography, font rules, and graphic design principles.

99designs
Commercial art mecca and “online graphic design marketplace” with more than a million freelance designer members. Info and resources for budding designers.

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Movements

Bauhaus
Incubator of the early 20th century modernist design movement, the
Bauhaus school was way ahead of its time. See Tate, Met.

Mid-Century Modern
Modernist trends culminated in mid-century minimalist Scandinavian designs,
Wright and Eichler, monolithic public buildings, and head-turning abstract art.

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Other

Architectural Digest
A key influence in the world of interior design. Since 1920, AD has brought to the fore creative innovation and cache in home design, travel, and living well.

Using Ancient Mathematics to Enrich Your Design Skills
Nowhere is the symbiotic relationship between art and mathematics seen more clearly than in those areas comprising the broad field of design.

Artsy
"Making the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection." 800K images of art, architecture, design by 80K artists of all periods.

Mobile Sculpture on Pinterest
Hanging mobiles blend art, math, science in tantalizing ways. The balance inherent in these designs produces a natural sense of ease in viewers. Calder mobiles
here.

Neon Art on Pinterest
Dancing electrons! A vapid facet of American life in the 20th century, work with electro-luminescence also defines an alluring artistic genre.


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