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Art Research Guide

This annotated guide to selected art reference sources in the Newton Gresham Library covers painting, drawing, graphic arts, and sculpture.

Art History Surveys

Arnason, H.H. and Elizabeth C. Mansfield.  History of Modern Art:  Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography, 6th ed.  Upper Saddle River:  Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010.  REF N 6490 .A713 2010.

Gardner, Helen, Fred S. Kleiner, and Christin J. Mamiya.  Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 12th ed.  Belmont:  Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005.  REF N 5300 .G25 2005.

Hartt, Frederick.  Art:  A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, 4th ed.  New York:  H.N. Abrams, 1993.  REF N 5300 .H283 1993.

Hartt, Frederick and David G. Wilkins.  History of Italian Renaissance Art:  Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, 5th ed.  New York:  H.N. Abrams, 2003.  REF N 6915 .H37 2003.

Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson.  History of Art, 6th ed.  New York:  H.N. Abrams, 2001.  REF N 5300 .J3 2001.

Stokstad, Marilyn.  Art History, rev. ed.  2 vol.  New York:  H.N. Abrams, 1999.  REF 5300 .S923 1999.

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Books on the Fine Arts have call numbers starting with the letter N.

  • N - Visual arts
  • NA - Architecture
  • NB - Sculpture
  • NC - Drawing, Design, Illustration
  • ND - Painting
  • NE - Print media
  • NK - Decorative arts
  • NX - Arts in general

You can find the call number range for more detailed subjects by consulting the Library of Congress Classification Outline. For instance, books on mural painting are in ND2550-ND2733, while books on sculptures made with special materials are in NB1203-NB1270.


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