Art and Art History

Books on Art Criticism

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Online Reference Books

Reference Books in Print


The "N 31" call number area of the Purdy/Kresge Library Reference stacks includes dictionaries and encyclopedias on general art topics, art movements and art from specific geographic areas and populations, and is a good place to start looking for general information on your topic.
Examples: Contemporary Women Artists and Encyclopedia of Latin and Caribbean Art.
Dictionary of Art
A 34 volume scholarly encyclopedia of art published by Grove's Dictionaries. (1996)
Purdy/Kresge Library Reference, N 31 .D5 1996
Encyclopedia of World Art
A 17 volume encyclopedia of art with color illustrations.
Purdy/Kresge Library Reference, N 31 .E533

eBooks on Researching in the Arts

Books on Writing about Art