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A Guide to Art & Art History: Books

Resources for Art & Art History

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Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic. Below is a brief listing of some of the subject locations in the fields of Art & Art History.

  • CC Archaeology
  • N Visual Arts (General)
      • 5300-7418 History of Art
    • NA Architecture
    • NB Sculpture
    • NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
    • ND Painting
    • NE Print Media
    • NK Decorative Arts
    • NX Arts in General
  • TR Photography
  • TS Metalwork. Wood. Textiles
  • TT Handcrafts

-The main art section, N, is on the upper level.

-Many art books are larger than our shelves typically can hold, so are kept in the Oversized section. This set of shelves is located in the southwest corner of the upper level. 

-Browse the Reference Section on the Main Floor for a large collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and guide books on many subjects of art and art history.

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