This page was designed to support students taking the ART 100 Monoprint course with Professor Lewis. As part of the research project, the resources on this page will save you time (maybe your sanity) in finding interesting books that will inform your work and contextualize your practice within a larger framework.
You can browse Artstor for image inspiration and to access high-resolution photographs of monoprints and other types of printmaking to inspire your work. For help with searching Artstor, you can always meet with me!
Example: keyword such under "material type: monoprint"
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. The Visual Arts books are mainly under the "N" call number range, and within that range, there are subcategories, such as print media. You'll find these books on the 4th Floor of Langson Library.
Subclass NE: PRINT MEDIA
NE1-NE3002 Print Media
NE1-978 Printmaking and engraving
NE218-(330) Engraved portraits. Self-portraits
NE380 =Conservation and restoration of prints
NE390-395 Collected works
NE400-773 History of printmaking
NE830-898 General works
NE951-962 Special subjects
NE965-965.3 Tradesmen's cards
NE970-973 Study and teaching
NE1000-1352 Wood engraving
NE1220-1233 General works
NE1310-1326.5 Japanese prints
NE1330-1336 Linoleum block prints
NE1340 Fish prints
NE1344-1345 Potato prints
NE1350-1352 Other materials used in relief printing
NE1400-1879 Metal engraving
NE1620-1630 General works
NE1750-1775 Copper engraving
NE1850-1879 Color prints
NE1940-2232.5 Etching and aquatint
NE2120-2140 General works
NE2141-2149 Special subjects
NE2220-2225 Dry point
NE2242-2246 Monotype (Printmaking)
NE2690 Engraving on glass
NE2800-2880 Printing of engravings
NE3000-3002 Copying art. Copying machine art
UCI's collection of artists' books dates from the 1960s to the present (400 volumes to date, most of them published after 1990) encompassing nearly all aspects of the genre from "normal" published works to altered, sculptural, painted and unique books. The collection has three major foci: works by and about women; works that explore contemporary American politics; and works produced in Latin American countries. For more information, visit: https://special.lib.uci.edu/collections/artists-books/.
Also visit the Artists' books collection on Calisphere, which includes 43 digitzed books from the collection: https://calisphere.org/collections/26147/.