An annotated bibliography of more than 500 titles from the Blackader-Lauterman collection.
Iconography has long been one of the dominant research methods in the field of Art History. In recent years, its use and that of the related discipline of iconology (itself a distinct methodological approach investigating the 'intrinsic meaning of the world of art') have gained new dimension.
"Evident in recent decades is a significant rise in the use of iconography among scholars dealing with the art of the Modern period. With the shift away from the once dominant formalist approach, greater importance is now being attached to subject matter and the exploration of symbolic content. Perhaps most astonishing is the growing use of the iconographical and iconological methods in studies dealing with abstract art.
"Sources in Iconography is a valuable research tool for students and more advanced scholars in a variety of disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. While limited to the holdings of the Blackader-Lauterman Library, it nevertheless covers the major sources on the subject, and with the summary information provided in the entries, it can serve as an introductory guide to the standard literature in the field. The bibliography comprises over 500 annotated entries and is accompanied by author, title, and subject indices."