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THEA 32200: Advanced Scene Design Spring 2021

Finding Images

Google Web Search

Sort by color, depth of field, minimalism, patterns, and license type (creative commons).
Use an advanced search to filter by date, shape, and size.

Flickr Images:

Sort by color, depth of field, minimalism, patterns, and license type (creative commons).
Use an advanced search to filter by date, shape, and size.

Finding Images in Books:

The following search terms and phrases will help you locate books that have a lot of images. Limit to the subject field:

  • "pictorial works"
  • photo*
  • illus*
  • plate*

Below is a sample search using OR in between your terms to create a wide search :

Note: Be sure to capitalize the word OR in between your terms.

Finding Eras in Books:

Searching for specific time frames can be tricky. Below are a few ways to approximate eras in your search.

If you are looking for the 1950s, a subject search might include searching by numbers or spelling out the numbers, or even terms used to describe the era in terms or art, movements, styles, etc.. Try a combination of terms and phrases that describe the era :

  • nineteen fifties
  • 1950s
  • 20th century
  • mid-century
  • modernism

Then add terms such as:

  • Culture
  • Decoration
  • Design
  • Civilization
  • Social

Sample search:

Finding Interiors:

Try using a few of the following terms and phrases to find books about interiors of buildings, homes, etc,.:

  • interior decoration
  • house furnishings

Then add additional fields to narrow to time or place:

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