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Until April 30th  VDA community has temporary access to more than 150,000 e-books published between 17 century and 2024. They were published by an internationally recognised independent publisher De Gruyter and other academic publishers such as BirkhäuserDETAILJovisPrinceton University Presstranscript. Subjects in the database architecture and designphilosophyhistoryculture studiesartsand others.

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1. Free access from VDA computers:
2. access from personal computers via EZproxy.

During search select Access – All available content and Document type – Book. How to use the database

You might be interested in:

AI in Museums: Reflections, Perspectives and Applications (2023, ed. Sonja Thiel, Johannes C. Bernhardt)

Artificial Intelligence and Architecture: From Research to Practice (2022, Stanislas Chaillou)

Bare Bodies – Thresholding Life (2024, ed. Mariella Greil)

Ceramic Art (2023, Margaret S. Graves, Sequoia Miller, Magdalene Odundo, Vicki Parry)

Each One Another: The Self in Contemporary Art (2023, Rachel Haidu)

Global Objects: Toward a Connected Art History (2022, Edward S. Cooke) 

Gombrich: A Theory of Art (2023, Joaquin Lorda)

Image Encounters: Moche Murals and Archaeo Art History (2022, Lisa Trever) 

Interactive Design: Towards a Responsive Environment (2024, Behnaz Farahi, Neil Leach)

Robust Architecture. Low Tech Design (2023, ed. Edeltraud Haselsteiner)

The Sculptural in the (Post-)Digital Age (2023, ed. Mara-Johanna Kölmel and Ursula Ströbele)

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