Category Archives: Visual Arts

Muppets Most Wanted: Perfect film studies research topic

The Muppets have been around since the 1950s, and they became household icons in 1976, when The Muppet Show hit the air. Follow that with feature films, Webby-award winning YouTube videos, and a return to feature films with 2011′s The …

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Research topic on Tim’s Vermeer, the Penn & Teller art documentary about Johannes Vermeer

Penn & Teller, the famous magicians, may not be the first names that spring to mind when you think of an art documentary. But their film, Tim’s Vermeer, provides an interesting look into the connection between art and technology as …

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Folk music and singer Pete Seeger – research topic on the death of a legend

For more than 70 years, singer Pete Seeger championed folk music, highlighting the genre’s important place in musical heritage. Seeger also served as an inspiration and mentor for the numerous revivals of folk music, dating from the 1950s and 60s …

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History of music research paper topics

Humans have been making music for as long as there have been humans. Cave images found in Turkey and dating from 6000 B.C.E., depict people playing drums and dancing.  Obviously the history of music is rich and far-reaching, providing a …

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Top fashion designers in American history: Ideas for your fashion design paper

When you think about American history, the topics of fashion design and merchandising may not be top of your mind. Yet, top fashion designers have played an important part in building our unique American culture. If your assignment is to …

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DIY book projects: Repurpose books into crafts and gifts!

Do you have piles of books lying around collecting dust? After you’re done reading them, why not repurpose books into something new and creative? Here are some Pinterest-inspired DIY book projects, crafts and gifts to help you get rid of …

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Art history books and articles on Questia for researching art history

Back in March, we featured a post on how to research performing arts topics and we wanted to follow it up with a brief exploration into a few of the most well-received art history books and articles ever written. Art …

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Researching Performing Arts topics, from acting to dance to comedy to opera

For undergraduates studying the history of the performing arts, Questia offers a treasure trove of reference books, journals and articles that dive into all aspects of music, dance, acting, opera and comedy. Tracing the roots of performing arts takes one …

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America’s famous artists: Honoring American Artist Appreciation Month

In honor of August’s American Artist Appreciation Month, we’ve released a list of the top five most researched American artists in our library. To celebrate, we’re opening up some of our best content to make reference works on these famous artists …

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Honoring LGBT Pride Month with free reference works on notable LGBT painters

Questia is honoring LGBT Pride Month by sharing a few interesting facts on the five most researched LGBT painters in our library. To celebrate, we’ve even opened up our library to make reference works on each of these artist free …

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