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Art and Art history encompases all forms of art throughout the world. All types of material, including articles from journals, chapters from books, and digital images can be found using this guide.
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New Titles in Art

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The Making of Assisi - Donal Cooper; Janet Robson; Janet Eileen Robson
Call Number: ND 621 .A87 C66 2013 New Additions
ISBN: 9780300195712
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
In this deeply researched, illuminating, and beautifully illustrated book, Donal Cooper and Janet Robson investigate the particular historical moment in which the frescoes were made, casting new light on their patronage and iconography.

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Textiles - Mary Schoeser
Call Number: NK 8806 .S345 2012 Circulating Books
ISBN: 9780500516454
Publication Date: 2012-12-15
This major new work comprises more than 1,000 images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity or complexity of textiles created around the world. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination of textile designers throughout history, as well as the remarkable range of achievements.

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Beyond the Text - Xavier Seubert (Contribution by, Editor); Theresa Flanigan (Contribution by); Holly Flora (Contribution by); David Haack (Contribution by); Beth Mulvaney (Contribution by); Oleg Bychkov (Contribution by, Editor); William Barcham (Contribution by); William
Call Number: N7854 .B49 2013 E-BOOK
ISBN: 9781576593400
Publication Date: 2012-12-01
A pioneering study of the art of the Franciscan order that shows how Franciscan theological, liturgical, pastoral and missionary strategies were formulated and implemented visually, not by words but by images, by using contextualization and introducing gender and culture specific visual traits. The essays in this volume probe the art and visual culture of the early Franciscan movement to reveal insights and nuances of the life and
power of this revolutionary phase of the Catholic religion. The essays by the scholars in this book explore the historical, social, theological and philosophical perspectives of Franciscan art.

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Installation Art - Claire Bishop
Call Number: N 6494 .I56 B57 2005 New Additions
ISBN: 9781854375186
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Installation is one of the most popular and widespread forms of contemporary art. Installation Art provides the first clear account of the rise of installation as a form while revisiting and, in some cases, reassessing many well-known names of post-1960 art. This lavishly produced volume also introduces the reader to a wider spectrum of younger artists yet to receive serious critical attention. Artists featured include Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Marcel Broodthaers, Judy Chicago, Olafur Eliasson, Group Material, Isaac Julien, Ilya Kabakov, Yayoi Kusama, Cildo Meireles, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Smithson, Bill Viola, and many others.


Getting Started

Welcome to the subject guide for the Art.    

This guide will direct you to the various resources available for research in Art.  It will point you to the most useful databases, journals, books and reference sources, and online information available at the William A. Blakley Library.  Most of the Databases are indexes to articles in journals and chapters in books. For initial research, try the online library catalog and/or encylopedias.   

Follow the above TABS for specific information on Art and Art History.

Have an interest in browsing the shelves?  Then try the following selection from the Library of Congress classification scheme, which is what we use to classify the library materials:

N  Fine Arts

N 1-(9211)  Visual arts

NA 1-9428  Architecture

NB 1-1952  Sculpture

NC 1-1940  Drawing. Design. Illustration

ND 25-3416  Painting

NE 1-3002  Print media

NK 1-(9990)  Decorative arts

NX 1-820  Arts in general

TR 1-1050  Photography

TT 1-999  Handicrafts. Arts and crafts




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