About Bloomsbury Visual Arts

Bloomsbury Visual Arts is a cross-searchable digital hub which brings Bloomsbury’s leading visual arts resources together onto one platform to support an interdisciplinary approach to studies, teaching and research.

Its collections have been designed to fit together seamlessly so that access to any combination of them provides a rich experience for users of all levels. They span textbooks, reference, primary material, monographs and multimedia to offer a diverse, engaging and authoritative study and research environment.

On launch, the Bloomsbury Visual Arts hub comprises Bloomsbury Design Library, Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts, and Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism.

It is also home to a new, ground-breaking digital resource: Bloomsbury Art Markets, a comprehensive international guide to art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, dealers, and agents from Europe and North America since 1900.

Benefits for users

  • Discover interdisciplinary content across closely connected fields seamlessly - ideal for research and learning within related courses or modules.
  • Explore landing pages for each individual resource, or curated thematic pages based on popular searches and course titles, all underpinned by the overarching taxonomy.
  • Search and navigate by common themes such as artistic movements spanning architecture, interiors, visual culture and craft.
  • Harness learning resources including subject guides, lesson plans and bibliographic guides to support teaching and study within and across collections.

Benefits for administrators

  • Purchase collections individually, and users will only see content on the hub to which they have access via their library.
  • Take advantage of a wide range of upcoming content sets (2023/24) to support delivery of courses at your institution:
    • Architecture:
      Bloomsbury Architecture Library, Architectural Design and Practice, Vernacular Architecture Reference Collection, Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture.
    • Applied Visual Arts and Design:
      Applied Gaming, Animation Practice, Photography, Design Studies, Ceramics, Printmaking and more.