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Art and Art History: Books

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Find art books in the library

Books with background information about artists and art history topics can be found in the main collection of the library. Books on individual artists can also be found in this section. 

Browse the following sections based on a book's call number:

N Visual arts 
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing; Design; Illustration
ND Painting
NE Print media
NK Decorative arts
NX Arts in general
TP Chemical technology (includes some ceramics/pottery)
TR Photography
TT Handicrafts; Arts and crafts

Recommended Website

Smarthistory: The Center for Public Art History.

You can download free openstaxx art history textbooks on the following topics:

  • Ancient Near Eastern art
  • Ancient Egyptian art
  • Ancient Aegean art
  • Ancient Greet art
  • Ancient Etruscan art
  • Ancient Roman
  • Guide to Byzantine art
  • Guide to Europe 1300-1800

Art History Books


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