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Graphic Art: Books on Graphic Art, Design & More

Research resources for studying Graphic Art

In-Depth Information on Graphic Artists, the History of Design & More

The library catalog is a great place to find in-depth information on topics in graphic art, biographies of graphic artists, the history of design 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.

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. Have fun exploring!

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 Commercial Art, go to the call number range beginning with NC997 to see what we have!

LC Call Number


NC 1-1940

Drawing. Design. Illustration

NC 845-915

Graphic art materials

NC 950-(996)


NC 997-1003

Commercial art.  Advertising art

NK 1-(9990)

Decorative arts

NK 1160-1590

Decoration and ornament.  Design

What Else Can You Find in the Stacks?

If you're looking for in-depth information on the history of design or samples of graphic art from other eras, you might be tempted to look only in the databases for journal articles or on the web for images.  But books often collect that type of information all in one place.  Below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that contain in-depth information on graphic art.