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Reference books are on the main level, behind the reference desk. Art books are mostly in the N area.
Some books will be shelved in other areas, for example:
· AM - books on Museums
· TR - photography
· CC - archaeology
Reference books on broader topics, but including coverage of art, will be shelved elsewhere; for example, some books on Egypt in the DTs will have articles on Egyptian art. Ask the reference librarian for suggestions depending on what you’re looking for (Greek art, medieval art, Renaissance art, etc.).
The following is a list of some books that may be of interest; it is not exhaustive.
We urge you to browse the shelves in the N’s.
Encyclopedia of World Art.
REF N 31 .E55(17 volumes; the index for this is in volume XV)
Dictionary of Art (Grove)
REF N 31 .D500 1996(34 vols.; text available also in Oxford Art Online in GALILEO)
Arts & Humanities through the Ages
REF NX 440 .A787 2005(5 vols.)
Praeger Encyclopedia of Art.
REF N 33 .P68(5 vols.)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art.
REF N 33 .M23(5 vols.)
Oxford Companion to Western Art.
REF N 33 .O923 2001
Oxford History of Western Art.
REF N 5300 .O966 2000
Larousse Encyclopedia of Prehistoric and Ancient Art
REF N 5300 .H953
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
REF N 5610 .G76 2007
The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Monuments…
REF NA 210 .S488 1999
The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture
REF NA 215 .A7513 2003
REF N 7850 .R677 1996
REF N 6370 .E27 1987
Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance & Mannerist Art
REF N 6370 .E533 1999
REF ND 622 .V4
REF ND 801 .L343
Encyclopedia of Latin American & Caribbean Art
REF N 6502 .E533 1999
Art and Artists in the 20th Century
REF N 33 .P744 2000
Encyclopedia of Sculpture
REF NB 198 .E533 2004
Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture
REF NA 680 .E495 2004
You will find a series beginning at REF ND 75 on painting of different civilizations, arranged chronologically (Egyptian Painting, Greek Painting, etc., through XIX Century).
The following books are in the Reference section: