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Plato’s Cave

Plato’s Cave is a cooperative effort within the College of Design between the faculty and the Visual Resources Collection to provide a significant, diverse, and vital on-line resource for undergraduate study and research. This shared resource is comprised of a large database of critical images and descriptive data available anyone in the university community, on campus or off campus, with a network ID and password.

Plato’s Cave includes original images from faculty collections and images from the Visual Resources Collection, an instructional resource of over 200,000 35mm slides and digital images documenting major works in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Art, Craft, and Design, including works by women artists and African-American artists and also the art and architecture of Asia and Native Americans.

The site must be accessed from on-campus or by using a VPN connection.