CDAI All Catalogues










Cahiers d’Art Institute (CDAI) is a publisher of digital catalogues raisonnés of leading 20th and 21st artists and architects. The CDAI All Catalogues subscription grants access to all of CDAI's artist catalogues raisonnés, updates to those catalogues, and any new catalogues published during the subscription period. Though it was originally produced in book form, the information in a catalogue raisonné is constantly in flux and cannot achieve both completeness and accuracy. So, the CDAI was conceived to resolve this problem offering a solution that is more accessible, flexible, time/cost-efficient, accurate, and up to date than the traditional printed counterpart. The database features a library of catalogues raisonnés, which are the definitive, comprehensive, and annotated compilation of all the known works of an artist. It currently includes 8 artists' catalogues with more forthcoming.


Each CDAI catalogue raisonné entry includes images of the artwork; basic cataloguing details, including titles, dates, and materials; and information about the work's provenance, exhibition history, publication history, and related artworks. The CDAI catalogues raisonnés also contain comprehensive bibliographies, exhibition lists, essays, and additional editorial content ranging from chronologies of the artist's life to original writings by the artist to audio and video archives.


The CDAI database currently includes the following catalogs:


  • Chuck Close: Paintings
  • Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983-present
  • Tim Hawkinson
  • Sol Lewitt Wall Drawings (Including Complete Writings/Interviews)
  • Agnes Martin: Paintings
  • Agnes Martin: Works on Paper
  • Lucas Sameras: Boxes
  • James Siena

Lyrasis members receive a 15% discount for three-year subscriptions and a 5% discount for one-year subscriptions, with a centrally negotiated license. Any Lyrasis members interested in working with CDAI should contact their member outreach representative for more information.



More information is available at CDAI All Catalogues

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Lyrasis has negotiated a central license with the best possible terms. Participating institutions placing new orders will be asked to agree to abide by the terms at that time. Accessibility documentation is available for this resource.






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