From Edo to Tokyo: Japanese Art from 1600 to the Present

Spring 2014

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-262  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-238; Samuel C. Morse (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Sara Smith.

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Web Resources


Some suggested subject terms:
Architecture -- Japan
Art -- Japan -- Exhibitions
Art, Japanese
Painting, Japanese
Prints, Japanese
Color prints, Japanese
Edo period
Meiji period
Tokugawa Period
Tokyo (Japan) -- In art

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art (1973 to present)
Bilingual database on the history of post-classical western art. Also includes RAA (Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie) from 1973 to 1989 and RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art) from 1975 to 1989.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.

Cambridge Histories
Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.

International Bibliography of Art (IBA) (1973 to present)
Covers scholarly literature on western art including traditional visual arts as well as new media, architectural history, museum studies and conservation, archaeology, and classical studies.

Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)


Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.

Metropolitan Museum's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Japanese Art

The Cambridge History of Japan [e-resource--access through Discover]

Cultural Atlas of Japan / Martin Collcutt  AC reference x DS821 .C62

Historical Dictionary of Tokyo  AC reference DS896.1 .C93

History of Japanese Art / Penelope Mason  N7350 .M26

Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan  AC reference  DS805 .K633

Wa-Ei taishō Nihon bijutsu yōgo jiten = A dictionary of Japanese art terms, bilingual [Japanese & English]  AC reference N34 .N52 1990



Amherst College Digital Collections
Digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from Amherst College Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.

Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Bridgeman Education
A visual resource offering digital images of art, history, and culture from museums, galleries, private collections, and contemporary artists.

See the Image Research Guide for further information about using and citing images.