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Arts Resources from 11/9 Scout Report

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From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 06:54:24 PST


Exeter Cathedral Keystones and Carvings: A Catalogue Raisonne of the
Sculptures & Their Polychromy
http://www.exetercathedral.co.uk/

Exeter Cathedral Keystones and Carvings functions as "an illustrated
introduction to, and explanatory catalogue of all the figurative
sculpture
that is part of the original interior fabric of the medieval building."
The
material on the site, which is primarily geared toward art historians
and
medievalists, was compiled by Avril Kay Henry, former professor of
English
Medieval Culture at University of Exeter, and the late Anna Carson
Hulbert,
a well known conservator. The site does not provide a tour through the
cathedral so much as it offers photos and explanations of the individual
sculptural pieces: "medieval bosses, corbels, labelstops, figurative
capitals (and a few other interior carvings) which are an integral part
of
the medieval interior construction of Exeter Cathedral, Devon, England."
Users can browse or search the contents, and a nice introduction and
bibliography are both useful supplements. From the homepage, users can
access a page that explains navigation and layout of the site, entitled
The
Resource: Coverage and Use. This one is well worth a stop for
medievalists.
[TK]

Artificial Anatomy: Paper Mache Anatomical Models -- NMAH [.pdf]
http://americanhistory.si.edu/anatomy/index.html

This new exhibit from the National Museum of American History gives a
look
at their collection of paper mache anatomical models. The models
themselves
(human, veterinary, and botanical) are displayed as expandable
thumbnails in
the Collection section of the exhibit. The History and Preservation
sections
give background, including .pdf-formatted conservation reports. Users
looking for more information can consult the bibliography available from
the
resources link at the bottom of the page. The Body Parts section offers
a
bit of whimsy, asking users to identify which parts of the full-sized
anatomical model are represented in the mystery images that pop up on
the
screen. [TK]

American Roots Music -- PBS
http://www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/index.html

PBS offers this companion site to their four-part series, which began
airing
October 29, 2001. As with so many of PBS' sites, this one acts as a nice
supplement to the series and an interesting stop of its own right. Users
can
access episode summaries, read about the songs and artists (as well as
read
interviews -- oral histories -- with selected artists), and learn about
the
origins of some "Eternal Songs" and the instruments used to play them.
The
extensive hyperlinks throughout the site make it easy to go from topic
to
topic, from instrument to song to musician, and those who are viewing
the
series will appreciate the lists of songs featured in each episode and
the
transcripts of oral histories, which are only excerpted on the show. Of
course, one wonders why the site has no audio files; this seems like a
major
oversight. Nonetheless, this is an interesting stop for American folk
culture buffs and music fans. [TK]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/

Respectfully submitted,
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
mailto:bjb@tappedin.org
http://www.tappedin.org/info/members/bj.html

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