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Art: Books on Art History, Artists, Movements & More

Resources for the study of Art.

In-Depth Information on Art History, Artists, Movements & More

The library catalog is a great place to find in-depth information on topics in art history, biographies of artists, overviews of movements and much more. Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic. You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.

Remember that books are still the best place to go to understand a topic from beginning to end.

What Else Can You Find in the Stacks?

If you're looking for art criticism articles, know that books are a great supplement to journal databases. Below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that contain essays on a single topic in art.

Still can't find it? Try WorldCat.

If you don't find what you need in Simmons' catalog, search WorldCat for books in other local libraries or in libraries around the world.

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Serendipity in the Stacks: Browse by Call Number

One of the best ways to discover the perfect source for your topic is to browse the library stacks by call number range. Each call number range represents a particular subject and all of the books on a particular topic will be located in the same general area on the shelves. So if you want a book on Art Theory, go to the call number range beginning with N61 to see what we have!

 LC Call Number

 Subject

 N 1-(9211)

 Visual Arts

 N 1-58

 General

 N 61-72

 Theory, Philosophy, Aesthetics

 N 81-390

 Study, Teaching, Research

 N 400-3990

 Art Museums, Galleries

 N 4390-5098

 Exhibitions

 N 5198-5299

 Private Collections & Collectors

 N 5300-7418

 History

 N 7420-7525.8

 General Works

 N 7560-8266

 Special Subjects of Art

 N 8350-8356

 Arts as a Profession. Artists

 N 8510-8553

 Art Studies, Materials

 N 8554-8585

 Examination & Conservation of Works of Art

 N 8600-8675

 Economics of Art

 N 8700-9165

 Art and the State. Public Art

Free E-Books!

Are you looking for an e-book that we don't have or for a free downloadable ebook version of your favorite title? Try looking for it at one of these free e-book sites.