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 Q125 .A765 1994    [1980-1989 pp. 734-748]

Brownstone, David M. Timelines of the arts and literature. HarperCollins, c1994.
REF NX447.5 .B76 1994    [1980-1989 pp. 605-639] Chronicle of the 20th century. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1995.
REF D422 .C53 1995    [pp. 1166-1345]

Gordon, Lois G. American chronicle: seven decades in American life, 1920-1989. Crown, c1990.
REF E169.1 .G664 1990    [1980-1989 pp. 566-658]

Grun, Bernard. The timetables of history: a horizontal linkage of people and events. Simon & Schuster, c1991.
REF D11 .G78 1991    [pp. 594-629]

History of the Internet: a chronology, 1843 to the present. ABC-CLIO, 1999.
REF TK5105.875.I57 H58 1999   [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 NX456 .N49 2002 v.4

Ochoa, George. The Wilson chronology of the arts. H.W. Wilson Co., 1998.
REF N5306 .O26 1998    [pp. 338-352]

Our times: the illustrated history of the 20th century. Turner Pub., c1995.
REF D422 .O89 1995    [pp. 586-645]

St. James encyclopedia of popular culture. St. James Press, c2000.
REF E169.1 .S764 2000    [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

Plays

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ALLOW YOU TO FIND PLAYS BY YEAR:
Brown, Gene. Show time: a chronology of Broadway and the theatre from its beginnings to the present. Macmillan USA, c1997.
REF PN2277.N5 B69 1997    [1980-1989 pp. 355-397]

Hischak, Thomas S. American theatre: a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1969-2000. Oxford University Press, 2001.
REF PN2277.N5 H57 2001    [1980-1989 pp. 171-302]

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS CONTAIN CHRONOLOGIES:
Burke, Sally. American feminist playwrights: a critical history. Twayne Publishers ; c1996.
PS338.F45 B87 1996    [1980-1989 pp. 224-226]

Contemporary women dramatists. St. James Press, c1994.
REF PR736 .C58 1994    [Title Index includes dates: p. 321] 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 CONTAIN CHRONOLOGIES:
Reference guide to short fiction. St. James Press, c1994.
REF PN3373 .R36 1994    [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 Z1039.B56 V36 1995    [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

Film

Film posters of the 80s: the essential movies of the decade. Overlook Press, 2001.
PN1995.9.P5 F474 2001    [a quick way to browse 1980s popular films]

International film guide. A.S. Barnes, 1964-1988.
REF PN1993.3 .I545   

The New York times film reviews. New York times,1913/68-
REF PN1995 .N4    [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.
PN1995.25 .B76 1996    [chronology: 1980s pp. 307-309]

Film review index. Oryx Press, 1986-
REF Z5784.M9 F513 1986 v.1-2    [vol. 2, list of films 1980-85 pp. 384-385]

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

Visual Arts

80s: all-American ads. Taschen, c2005.
HF5813.U6 A17 2005

Arnason, H. Harvard. History of modern art: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography. 4th ed. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.
Greenfield Reserves N6490 .A713 2010    [Ask at Circulation Desk]

Artwords 2: discourse on the early 80s. UMI Research Press, c1988.
N6490 .A773 1990

Causey, Andrew. Sculpture since 1945. Oxford University Press, 1998.
NB198 .C35 1998

The Decade show: frameworks of identity in the 1980s.
Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art: New Museum of Contemporary Art: Studio Museum of Harlem, c1990.
N6493 1980 .D43 1990

Excess: fashion and the underground in the '80s. Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery, c2004.
TT504 .E94 2004

Fox, Howard N. Avant-garde in the eighties. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1987.
N6487.L67 L675 1987

Hopkins, David After modern art: 1945-2000. Oxford University Press, 2000.
N6512 .H657 2000

Levin, Kim. Beyond modernism: essays on art from the '70s and '80s. Harper & Row, c1988.
N6490 .L455 1988

Lucie-Smith, Edward. Art in the eighties. Phaidon, 1990.
N6493 1980 .L8 1990

Pearlman, Alison. Unpackaging art of the 1980s. University of Chicago Press, 2003.
N6512 .P395 2003 P316u

Performance artists talking in the eighties: sex, food, money/fame, ritual/death. University of California Press, c2000.
NX504 .P465 2000

The Post-avant-garde: painting in the eighties. St. Martin's Press, 1987.
ND196.P66 P6x 1987

Rose, Barbara. American painting, the eighties: a critical interpretation. Vista Press, c1979.
ND212 .R6 c.2

Taylor, Brandon. Contemporary art: art since 1970. Pearson Prentice Hall, c2005.
N6490 .T36523 2005    [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

Dance

International dictionary of ballet. St. James Press, c1993.
REF GV1585 .I57 1993 v.1-2

International dictionary of modern dance. St. James Press, c1998.
REF GV1585 .I58 1998

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

MODERN DANCE--UNITED STATES
BALLET--HISTORY

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