Arts Research Guide

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Art Reference Books

Reference books for Art include:

Atlas of World Art
call no: Ref G1046.E1 O9 2004
Arranged chronologically with geographic divisions covering earliest known appearance of art to the end of the 20th century. Includes glossy photographs, illustrations and maps.

Dictionary of Art
call no: Ref N31.D5 1996 (34 vols.)
Covers all visual arts worldwide. Includes biographies of artists, theorists, critics, patrons, and collectors. Additional entries cover styles, movements, materials, techniques, conservation, countries, cities, theories and more.

Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography
call no: Ref N7560 .E53 1998
This two volume encyclopedia explores human conditions and themes as depicted through art. Essays are arranged by theme, with selected works of art and a bibliography following each essay.

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (electronic)
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Comprehensive reference resource for the visual arts of the Classical period.

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