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Art History

This guide provides an introduction to resources that support research in the field of art history. You'll find helpful tips and tools to find and access art journals, films, images, exhibition catalogs and reviews, and more!

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Suggested Book Series: Documents of Contemporary Art

Visual Arts Books in Print

A library classification is a system of knowledge organization by which library resources are arranged and ordered systematically. At UCI Libraries, and many North American academic libraries, books are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification system. You'll find most art books under the N (visual arts) range or T (technology) range. These call numbers are both located on the 4th floor of Langson Library (PDF). But depending on the topic, however, it may be found in other call number ranges that intersect with languages and literature, history, sociology, and anthropology.

           Visual arts 

NA         Architecture
NB         Sculpture
NC         Drawing
ND         Painting
NE         Print media
NK         Decorative Arts
NX         General Arts
TP         Ceramics/Pottery (some)
TR         Photography
TT         Crafts & Textile

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