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Searching Art and Architecture Bibliographies (Subject Bibliography) Published in the Japanese Language

This webpage introduces search tools (subject bibliographies) chiefly in the Japanese language available mainly in the Tokyo Main Library Humanities Room to find reference resources (books, journal articles, etc.) related to art and architecture.

To search for journal articles about general subjects, please refer to Comprehensive Journal Article (in Japanese) Search Tools (in the Humanities and General Subject Fields). *in Japanese

Numbers shown in brackets 【 】 indicate the NDL call number for an item. Editions with multiple call numbers have only the most recent edition listed.

Materials available in each special materials room are assigned abbreviations after their call numbers.
 Humanities: Humanities Room, Tokyo Main Library
 Business and Science: Business, Science and Technology Room, Tokyo Main Library
 Kansai: General Collections Room, Kansai-kan

The [Range] field lists the publication period, and format of the selected and cataloged bibliography of interest.

Contents

1. General
2. Fine Art
3. Architecture
3-1. Prewar
3-2. Prewar-Postwar
3-3. Postwar

 

1. General

 

2. Fine Art

  • Tadashi Kobayashi, ed., "Bijutsu kankei zasshi mokuji soran. Meiji Taisho Showa senzen hen" (A directory of the table of contents of periodicals related to the arts. Meiji, Taisho, and prewar Showa periods volume) vol.1国立国会図書館の所蔵情報へのリンク, 2国立国会図書館の所蔵情報へのリンク, 3国立国会図書館の所蔵情報へのリンク and Name Index国立国会図書館の所蔵情報へのリンク (Kokusho Kankokai  2000  【K1-G11】 Humanities, Kansai)
    [Range] Meiji period-early Showa. Journal articles
    [Order] Periodical title in Japanese alphabetical order> volume title
    [Index] Author names (authors of articles and papers, the producers of works of art, names printed in the headings of articles and papers)
    [Notes] Collected from 53 major art periodicals
  • Masatoshi Nakajima, ed., "Bijutsuka shoshi no shoshi: Sesshu kara Tabaimo, Van Eiku kara I Buru made" (Japanese sources on visual arts: from Sesshu to Tabaimo, Van Eyck to Lee Bul: a bibliography of bibliography)国立国会図書館の所蔵情報へのリンク (Bensei Shuppan  2007  【K1-J1】 Humanities, Kansai)
    [Order] Last name in Japanese alphabetical order (non-Japanese names are rendered into katakana)
    [Index] Western name index in original spelling
    [Notes] Collected bibliography in Japanese of approximately 2,600 artists and people involved in art in and outside Japan from the Middle Ages to the present
  • "Bijutsuka bunken mokuroku. Nihonhen" (Bibliography of artists. Japan volume)国立国会図書館の所蔵情報へのリンク (Nichigai Asoshietsu  2013  【K1-L4】 Humanities, Kansai)
    [Range] 1991-2010. Books, journal articles
    [Order] Names in Japanese alphabetical order
    [Index] None
    [Notes] A collection of approximately 28,000 references related to 3,899 Japanese artists from ancient to the present
  • "Bijutsuka bunken mokuroku. Gaikokuhen" (Bibliography of artists. Countries outside Japan volume)国立国会図書館の所蔵情報へのリンク (Nichigai Asoshietsu  2014  【K1-L9】 Humanities, Kansai)
    [Range] 1980-2010. Books, journal articles
    [Order] Names in Japanese alphabetical order
    [Index] Name index in original spelling
    [Notes] A collection of approximately 22,000 references related to 1,866 artists from outside Japan from ancient to the present

 

3. Architecture

For resources on individual architectural works (buildings), please consult the research guide Searching for Journal Research Papers and Articles on Architectural Works. *in Japanese

3-1. Prewar

3-2. Prewar-Postwar

3-3. Postwar

 

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