The Visual Resources Center recently loaded 10,000+ images from The Archivision Digital Research Library into MDID for University access. The Archivision images include Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th and 19th century, Islamic, Asian, and modern architecture, archaeological sites, gardens, parks, and works of public art that span multiple countries and time periods. These high-quality images have broad appeal in teaching the humanities, offering a unique mix of historic and contemporary material. Each site documentation is extensive, providing for in-depth visual research and analysis by students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, archaeology, art and art history.
Among recent images enriching our collection are mosaics from Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Sicily; Ephesus and other monuments of the Roman Empire; Byzantine architecture in Mystras and Venice; major murals of Diego Rivera; the Yungang Grottoes near Datong; major palaces and gardens around Saint Petersburg; two sites in Cambodia: Angkor Wat and the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, including more than 160 details of the Ramayana frescoes; Frank Gehry’s Millennium Park in Chicago and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; an extensive documentation of the Pergamon Altar in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, and much more.
*Diego Rivera. The Market, detail from the Secretariat of Public Education murals, 1923-1928, Mexico City, Mexico.