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New Titles in Collins Library!
The Ceramics Reader by
Call Number: Print Books (NK4240 .C47 2017 )
Publication Date: 2017
The Ceramics Reader is an impressive editorial collection of essays and text extracts, covering every discipline within ceramics, past and present. Tackling such fundamental questions as "why are ceramics important?", the book also considers the field from a range of perspectives.
Contemporary Art and Digital Culture by
Call Number: Print Books NX180.T4 G76 2017
Publication Date: 2016-12-28
This book looks at how contemporary art addresses digitality, circulation, privacy, and globalisation, and suggests how feminism and gender binaries have been shifted by new mediations of identity. It situates current artistic practice both in canonical art history and in technological predecessors such as cybernetics and net.art, and takes stock of how the art-world infrastructure has reacted to the internet's promises of democratisation.
Chinese Painting and Its Audiences by
Call Number: Print Books ND1040 .C627 2017
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
What is Chinese painting? When did it begin? And what are the different associations of this term in China and the West? In Chinese Painting and Its Audiences, which is based on the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts given at the National Gallery of Art, leading art historian Craig Clunas draws from a wealth of artistic masterpieces and lesser-known pictures, some of them discussed here in English for the first time, to show how Chinese painting has been understood by a range of audiences over five centuries, from the Ming Dynasty to today.
Vitamin P3: new perspectives in painting by
Call Number: Print Books (ND196.2 .V58 2016 )
Publication Date: 2016
At last - the next instalment in the popular Vitamin series; the world's hottest painters, selected by international experts
Visitor-Centered Exhibitions and Edu-Curation in Art Museums by
Call Number: Print Books N435 .V57 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-17
Visitor-Centered Exhibitions and Edu-Curation in Art Museums promotes balanced practices that are visitor-centered while honoring the integrity and powerful storytelling of art objects. Book examples present best practices that move beyond the turning point, where curation and education are engaged in full and equal collaboration. With a mix of theory and models for practice, the book: provides a rationale for visitor-centered exhibitions; addresses important related issues, such as collaboration and evaluation; and, presents success stories written by educators, curators, and professors from the United States and Europe. introduces the edu-curator, a new vision for leadership in museums with visitor-centered exhibition practices.
Chromaphilia : the story of color in art by
Call Number: Print Books N7432.7 .P38 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-13
Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colours or colour groups.
Call Numbers to Browse
If you're interested in a broad art topic, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters. The Ns are located on the third floor
, while CC is on the lower level
and TR is on the fourth floor
- N: Visual Arts
- NA: Architecture
- NB: Sculpture
- NC: Drawing, Design, Illustration
- ND: Painting
- NE: Print media
- NK: Decorative Arts
- NX: Arts in general
- CC: Archaeology
- TR: Photography
Locations of books
are located in the Library lobby on the main floor
and are in call number order.
- Print Reference books are on the main floor across from the Learning Commons area.
Consult the library map
; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!
Art Subject Terms
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