London Met Libraries have been able to buy more online resources, due to the ongoing pandemic, and our physical libraries currently being closed again (January 2021).
You can find more information in our library news section, but a few highlights for Art and Design students include:
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
This comprehensive resource offers instant, searchable access to books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines including Fashion and Textiles, Design and Illustration, Photography, Film and Media, Architecture and Interiors, and Marketing and Advertising.
Bloomsbury Design Library
A resource for students, academics and researchers in Visual Arts and Design which provides coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. This database offers cross-searchable access to a broad range of reference works, e-books, images, designer pages, and exhibition collections.
Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive
The Fashion Photography Archive is a fully searchable and meticulously indexed resource, containing 750,000 high-quality runway, backstage and street style images that have never before been published online. These include: international runway shows from the 1970s until 2000, including key designers such as McQueen, Gaultier, Westwood, Chalayan, Galliano and more; rare backstage and front row shots from fashion shows of the past forty years; and, street-style images from fashion cities around the world.
These are all fantastic resources to help you with your studies, please note a London Met University username and password is required to login. If you need any help using these resources, please contact the Academic Liaison Librarian for your subject.
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