DECADE RESEARCH: THE 1980's //

 

This is a guide for browsing national/world events with an emphasis on the arts that took place in the 1980s using selected resources in the Greenfield Library at the University of the Arts. Use it as a jumping-off point in your research. Once you have found names, places, titles, etc., you can consult many additional sources not listed in this guide. Send any questions about this topic to the e-mail address at the end of this document.

EACH MAIN HEADING IS FOLLOWED BY APPROPRIATE subject headings WHICH MAY BE USED TO SEARCH ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IN THIS OR OTHER LIBRARIES.
REF before the call number indicates location in the Reference Section and library in-use only. The following timeline books are all found in the Reference Section:

Timelines of the Arts & General Events

Asimov, Isaac. Chronology of science and discovery. HarperCollins, c1994.
REF 509 As42a 1994    [1980-1989 pp. 734-748]

Brownstone, David M. Timelines of the arts and literature. HarperCollins, c1994.
REF 700.202 B825t 1994    [1980-1989 pp. 605-639]

Christian, Charles Melvin. Black saga: the African American experience: a chronology. Civitas/Counterpoint, c1999.
REF 973.04960730202 C462b 1999    [1980-1989 pp. 478-520]

Chronicle of the 20th century. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1995.
REF 909.82 C468    [pp. 1166-1345]

Gordon, Lois G. American chronicle: seven decades in American life, 1920-1989. Crown, c1990.
REF 973.9 G656a 1990    [1980-1989 pp. 566-658]

Grun, Bernard. The timetables of history: a horizontal linkage of people and events. Simon & Schuster, c1991.
REF 902 G92 1991    [pp. 594-629]

History of the Internet: a chronology, 1843 to the present. ABC-CLIO, 1999.
REF 004.67809 H626m   [1980-1989 pp. 105-143]

The New York Times guide to the arts of the 20th century. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2002.
CONTENTS v.1. 1900-1929 --v.2. 1930-1959 --v.3. 1960-1979 --v.4. 1980-1999.
REF 700.904 N42 v. 4

Ochoa, George. The Wilson chronology of the arts. H.W. Wilson Co., 1998.
REF 700.202 Oc3w    [pp. 338-352]

Our times: the illustrated history of the 20th century. Turner Pub., c1995.
REF 908.82 Ou7g 1995    [pp. 586-645]

St. James encyclopedia of popular culture. St. James Press, c2000.
REF 973.9 St1e    [LIST: 1980-1989 v.5 p. 299]

ARTS--CHRONOLOGY
ARTS,MODERN--20TH CENTURY
HISTORY,MODERN--20TH CENTURY--CHRONOLOGY
HISTORY,MODERN--20TH CENTURY--PICTORIAL WORKS
CHRONOLOGY,HISTORICAL--TABLES
POPULAR CULTURE--UNITED STATES--HISTORY--20TH CENTURY
UNITED STATES--CIVILIZATION--20TH CENTURY--CHRONOLOGY

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ALLOW YOU TO FIND PLAYS BY YEAR:
One hundred women's stage monologues from the 1980's. Smith and Kraus, 1991.
808.8245 On2w 1991

The Best stage scenes for men from the 1980's.
The best stage scenes for women from the 1980's
. Smith and Kraus, 1991.
808.8245 B464ssm 1991 808.8245 B464ssw 1991

Solo!: the best monologues of the 80's (men). Applause Theatre Book Publishers, c1987.
812.045 So47ea

Best American plays. Crown Publishers, c1952-.
812.008 B464    [8th Series: 1974-1982; 9th Series: 1983-1992]

The Best of off-Broadway: eight contemporary Obie-winning plays. Mentor, c1994.
812.008 B464off    [List of Obie-winning plays of the 1980s p. 442- ]

The Best plays. Applause Theatre Book Publishers 1952/53-1988/89.
812.005 B4641 1979/80 - 1988/89

Brown, Gene. Show time: a chronology of Broadway and the theatre from its beginnings to the present. Macmillan USA, c1997.
REF 792.097471 B813s   [1980-1989 pp. 355-397]

From the other side of the century II: a new American drama, 1960-1990. Sun & Moon Press, 1998.
812.008 F925d 1960-95    [check contents]

Hischak, Thomas S. American theatre: a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1969-2000. Oxford University Press, 2001.
REF 792.0973 B644a 1969-2000 B813s   [1980-1989 pp. 171-302]

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS CONTAIN CHRONOLOGIES:
Burke, Sally. American feminist playwrights: a critical history. Twayne Publishers ; c1996.
812.009 B917a    [1980-1989 pp. 224-226]

Contemporary women dramatists. St. James Press, c1994.
REF 809.2 C767b    [Title Index includes dates: p. 321]

Innes, C. D. Modern British drama: the twentieth century. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
822.009 In6m    [1980-1989 pp. xxiii-xxiv]

Roudane, Matthew Charles. American drama since 1960: a critical history. Prentice Hall International, c1996.
812.009 R753a    [1980-1989 pp. 249-252]

AMERICAN DRAMA--20TH CENTURY
DRAMA--20TH CENTURY
THEATER--UNITED STATES--PERIODICALS
AMERICAN DRAMA--WOMEN AUTHORS--HISTORY & CRITICISM
FEMINISM & THEATER
WOMEN & LITERATURE--UNITED STATES
ENGLISH DRAMA--20TH CENTURY

Novels / Short Stories / Novelists

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ALLOW YOU TO FIND STORIES BY YEAR:
The Best American short stories .... Houghton Mifflin company, [1916-
813.0105 B464 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

The Best American short stories of the eighties. Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
813.0108 B464r

The Norton anthology of American literature, 6th ed. W.W. Norton, c2003.
810.8 N821 2003    [volume.E: 1945-]

Postmodern American fiction: a Norton anthology. W.W. Norton, c1998.
813.008 P846n

The Pushcart prize. Pushcart Press. "Best of the small presses."
810.5 P979 1980-81, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1988-89

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS CONTAIN CHRONOLOGIES:
Reference guide to short fiction. St. James Press, c1994.
REF 808.831 R259w    [Chronological list of works: p. xxxii]

Valade, Roger M. The Schomburg Center Guide to black literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Gale Research, c1996.
REF 809.8896 V23s    [Chronology: 1981-1990 p. xxiv]

AMERICAN LITERATURE--20TH CENTURY
LITERATURE--BLACK AUTHORS
BLACKS IN LITERATURE
FICTION--20TH CENTURY
AMERICAN FICTION--20TH CENTURY
SHORT STORIES, AMERICAN

Angels of fire: an anthology of radical poetry in the '80s. Chatto & Windus, 1986.
821.008 An43p

The body electric: America's best poetry from the American poetry review. W.W. Norton, c2000.
811.008 B632apr 2000

The Carnegie Mellon anthology of poetry. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1993.
811.008 C215c    [poems grouped by year pp. 309-311]

Every shut eye ain't asleep: an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945. 1st ed. Little, Brown, c1994.
811.0080896 Ev27h 1994    [poems are dated in Index pp. 317-322]

New American poets of the 80's. Wampeter, c1984.
811.008 N42m

The Norton anthology of modern and contemporary poetry. 3rd ed. W.W. Norton, c2003.
821.008 N821m 2003    [v.2: Contemporary poetry]

Postmodern American poetry: a Norton anthology. Norton, c1994.
811.008 P846h

Sixty years of American poetry: celebrating the anniversary of the Academy of American Poets. Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1996.
811.008 Si99a 1996    [poems are dated in Contents]

AMERICAN POETRY--20TH CENTURY
POETS, AMERICAN--20TH CENTURY
ENGLISH POETRY--20TH CENTURY
AMERICAN POETRY--AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS
POSTMODERNISM (LITERATURE)--UNITED STATES

Film posters of the 80s: the essential movies of the decade. Overlook Press, 2001.
741.67409048 F487r    [a quick way to browse 1980s popular films]

History of the American cinema. Maxwell Macmillan International,
791.0973 H629    [vol. 10: 1980-1989]

International film guide. A.S. Barnes, 1964-1988.
REF 791.43 In83    [look for vol. 1980-1989]

International motion picture almanac. Quigley Publications
REF 791.43 In85    [look for vol. 1980-1989]

The New York times film reviews. New York times,1913/68-
REF 791.0155 N42    [1979/80; 1983/84]
ACCESS online ALL NYT FILM REVIEWS: search by year, genre, title or country

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS CONTAIN CHRONOLOGIES:
Art and film since 1945: hall of mirrors. Monacelli Press, c1996.
791.43657 Ar75b    [chronology: 1980s pp. 307-309]

Film review index. Oryx Press, 1986-
REF 791.0155 F487    [vol. 2, list of films 1980-85 pp. 384-385]

Spellbound: art and film. British Film Institute [and] Hayward Gallery, 1996.
791.436570941 Sp32h    [chronology: 1980s pp. 156-157]

MOTION PICTURES--PERIODICALS
MOTION PICTURES--REVIEWS
ART AND MOTION PICTURES

80s: all-American ads. Taschen, c2005.
741.670973 Al51h8

Arnason, H. Harvard. History of modern art: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography. 4th ed. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.
Greenfield Reserves 709.04 Ar615h 1998    [Ask at Circulation Desk]

Artwords 2: discourse on the early 80s. UMI Research Press, c1988.
709.04 Si15a2

Causey, Andrew. Sculpture since 1945. Oxford University Press, 1998.
735.23 C312s

The Decade show: frameworks of identity in the 1980s.
Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art: New Museum of Contemporary Art: Studio Museum of Harlem, c1990.
700.9048 D355m

Excess: fashion and the underground in the '80s. Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery, c2004.
746.9209048 Ex23f

Fox, Howard N. Avant-garde in the eighties. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1987.
709.048 F831a

Hopkins, David After modern art: 1945-2000. Oxford University Press, 2000.
709.044 H774af

L'immagine ritrovata: pittura e fotografia dagli anni ottanta a oggi / The image regained: painting and photography from the eighties to today. Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2002.
779.9709048 Im1m

Levin, Kim. Beyond modernism: essays on art from the '70s and '80s. Harper & Row, c1988.
709.047 L578b

Lucie-Smith, Edward. Art in the eighties. Phaidon, 1990.
709.048 L963a

Pearlman, Alison. Unpackaging art of the 1980s. University of Chicago Press, 2003.
709.7309048 P316u

Performance artists talking in the eighties: sex, food, money/fame, ritual/death. University of California Press, c2000.
700.92273 P416m

The Post-avant-garde: painting in the eighties. St. Martin's Press, 1987.
759.06 P845p

Rose, Barbara. American painting, the eighties: a critical interpretation. Vista Press, c1979.
759.1 R72a

Taylor, Brandon. Contemporary art: art since 1970. Pearson Prentice Hall, c2005.
709.04 T212c    [timeline: pp. 246-247]

ART,MODERN--20TH CENTURY
ARTS,AMERICAN--20TH CENTURY
ART,AMERICAN--20TH CENTURY
ART,EUROPEAN--20TH CENTURY
PAINTING,AMERICAN--20TH CENTURY
PAINTING,MODERN--20TH CENTURY
AVANT-GARDE--HISTORY--20TH CENTURY
SCULPTURE,MODERN--20TH CENTURY

Driver, Ian. A century of dance. Cooper Square Press, 2001, c2000.
793.30904 D833c 2001

Reynolds, Nancy. No fixed points: dance in the twentieth century. Yale University Press, c2003.
793.30904 R336n

Banes, Sally. Writing dancing in the age of postmodernism. University Press of New England, c1994.
793.3 B221w

International dictionary of ballet. St. James Press, c1993.
REF 792.803 In8 2 vol.

International dictionary of modern dance. St. James Press, c1998.
REF 793.303 In8md

Retracing steps: American dance since postmodernism. [videorecording] Audio Plus Video, c2001.
Greenfield Videotapes GV708

MODERN DANCE--UNITED STATES
BALLET--HISTORY




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