Subject Guide: Art

Use the resources below to explore the world of art history.  If you are interested in a particular artist or the art of a particular time period, look in the 700s of the non-fiction section for books and audiovisual materials.

Last updated: July 19, 2010

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  • African-American Art
    by Sharon F. Patton

    From its origins in early 18th century slave communities to the end of the 20th century, African-American art has made a vital contribution to the art of the United States. This book provides a major reassessment of the subject, setting the art in the context of the African-American experience.

  • Art : a history of painting, sculpture, architecture
    by Frederick Hartt

    A classic introduction to art history. This edition also adds 102 more color illustrations, bringing the total to 462 in color, 1,416 overall.

  • Art History
    by Marilyn Stokstad

    Reaching beyond the West to include a critical examination of the arts of other regions and cultures, it covers not only paintings and sculpture but also architecture, drawings, photographs, works in metal and ceramics, textiles, and jewelry. Illustrated with about 1,350 photographs and hundreds of line drawings. This is a reference title and must be used in the library.

  • The Collins Big Book of Art

    A beautiful, unusual and engaging compendium of art history, providing an accessible entree into the world of art for everyone, regardless of their experience. With more than 1200 works of art represented this chronology spans the history of art, step by step, from 38,000 BC to the present.

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