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Fwd: 33 New Resources Added to FREE

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Vanessa Mellom (mellom)
Sat, 17 Oct 1998 19:49:06 -0400

Subject: 33 New Resources Added to FREE (January 27, 1999)
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 16:16:52 -0500
From: Kirk_Winters (Kirk Winters)
Reply-To: edinfo
To: "Information from & about the U.S. Department of Education
publications & more ." <edinfo>

MORE THAN 33 new federal resources for teaching & learning
have been added to the FREE website, which was developed by
more than 40 federal agencies to make *hundreds* of teaching
& learning resources from across the federal government
available -- & searchable -- in one place.

Below are titles, descriptions, URLs, & sponsoring agencies
of recently added resources. Visit the FREE website
(Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) & "What's
New" area at:

Your feedback is invited at:

January 27, 1999


"A Design for the East Building" presents drawings by the
architect I.M. Pei & his design team for the National Gallery's
East Building, which opened to the public in 1978. (NGA)

"Dutch & Flemish Paintings of the 16th-17th centuries: Sir Anthony
Van Dyck" shows paintings & descriptions of the National Gallery
of Art's holdings of the famous Flemish painter. According to the
Gallery, "With elaborate settings, symbolic accessories, &
suggestions of movement, Van Dyck made his models seem at once
grand & alive, inaugurating a style of formal portraiture that is
still emulated today." (NGA)

"French Painting of the 19th Century" offers links to paintings
(& accompanying texts) in the National Gallery of Arts. Among
those included are Manet, Pissaro, van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin,
Cassatt, Renoir, Monet, & Degas. (NGA)

"HABS/HAER -- Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic
American Engineering Record, 1933-Present," documents
achievements in architecture, engineering, & design in the U.S.,
including examples as diverse as windmills, one-room
schoolhouses, the Golden Gate Bridge, & buildings designed by
Frank Lloyd Wright. The site offers searches to thousands of
drawings, large-format photographs, & written histories for more
than 35,000 historic structures & sites dating from the 17th to
the 20th century. (LOC)

"M.C. Escher: Life & Work" shows the National Gallery of Art's
holdings of the Dutch artist Maurits Cornelius Escher
(1898-1972). Escher was a draftsman, book illustrator, tapestry
designer, & muralist, but his primary work was as a printmaker.
He is best known for his complex architectural mazes involving
perspective games & the representation of impossible spaces.

"Northern European Painting of the 15th-16th Centuries" offers
links to paintings (& accompanying texts) to holdings at the
National Gallery of Art. The Gallery states that "the 15th &
16th centuries saw the rise of capitalism & a burgeoning middle
class, the creation of modern nation states, & the upheaval of
the Protestant Reformation. For artists, an innovation of
equally far-reaching importance was the perfection of oil paints
in the Low Countries, which allowed northern painters to depict
the world with unprecedented precision. (NGA)