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Art: Finding Books


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Finding Books

This page includes a few basic tools to consider when searching for books for your research and assignments. To learn about specific types of art books, visit the exhibition catalogs or catalogue raisonnés pages. There's also a page tracking various books related to art & social justice themes.

UCI Library Catalog Search

Finding Art Books in the Libraries

Other Resources to Find & Discover Art Books:

Call Numbers in the Visual Arts: Physical Browsing

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 range or T range.

           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 & Textiles

N Library of Congress Outline (detailed breakdown of subjects under call number ranges)
T Library of Congress Outline (detailed breakdown of subjects under call number ranges)

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Image Credits

Henri Matisse, Girl Reading, Vase of Flowers, 1922. Artstor, https://library.artstor.org/asset/ABALTIMOREIG_10313362722.