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History of Art & Design: Books

This guide will help to research works in visual arts and design.

General Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Guides

This is a small selection of books from the reference collection. More titles are listed in library guide "Reference Resources in Art & Design" .

You can also search online catalog to find more materials for  your research.

Interior Design

Use subject terms: "interior design", "interior design--history", "furniture design",etc.

Painting & Graphics

To find more titles search online catalog. Use such subject terms as: "painting-- history", "painting--Renaissance", or "painting-- abstract", "drawing", "drawing-history","drawing--philosophy","printing--history",etc.

Sculpture & Decorative Arts

You can use such subject terms as: "decorative arts--history",  "sculpture", "sculpture modern, 20th century", "sculpture-- Italy","sculpture,American--20th century"

Industrial Design

Use subject terms: "design industrial", "lightings" or "electric lamps", "industrial design--history", "product design", "manufacturing processes".

Subject Guide

Photography & New Media

Use subject terms: "digital art", "multimidea (Art)","computer art","digital art","digital video","animation (cinematography)",

"photography"," photography--history","photography--dictionaries", "photography-artistic".

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