River Parishes Community College Library

Arts


General Resources

Arts Resources

Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • N 1 to NX 820 – Fine arts.
    • N 1 to N 9211 – Visual arts.
      • N 5300 to N 7418 – Visual arts history.
    • NA 1 to NA 9428 – Architecture.
      • NA 190 to NA 1555.5 – History of architecture.
    • NB 1 to NB 1952 – Sculpture
      • NB 60 to NB 1115 – History of sculpture.
    • NC 1 to NC 1940 – Drawing.
      • NC 50 to NC 266 – History of drawing.
    • ND 25 to ND 3416 – Painting.
      • ND 49 to ND 813 – History of painting.
    • NE 1 to NE 3002 – Print media, including engraving and etching.
      • NE 400 to NE 773 – History of printmaking
      • NE 1030 to NE 1196.3 – History of wood engraving
      • NE 1634 to NE 1749 – History of metal engraving.
      • NE 1980 to NE 2055.5 – History of etching.
    • NK 1 to NK 9990 – Decorative arts, including arts and crafts, ceramics, etc.
      • NK 600 to NK 806 – History of decorative arts.
    • NX 1 to NX 820 – Arts in general, including special subjects.
      • NX 440 to NX 632 – History of the arts
      • NX 650 to NX 694 – Special subjects, persons, etc.

Please note that many art books are large and may be located in the Oversized Section, located to the right as you enter the Library . In addition, we have numerous books on several artists, artistic styles and movements, countries, regions and historical periods, far too many to list here. Just browse the “Ns” to see what we have!

Selected Books in the Library

  • Anatomy for the Artist, 2000.
    Call number: NC 760 .B33 1999 OVERSIZED.
  • The Art Book, 1994.
    Call number: N 33 .A575 1994 OVERSIZED, an alphabetical guide to 500 artists throughout history; includes one work per artist with brief information.
  • The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques, 5th Edition, revised and updated, 1991.
    Call number: ND 1500 .M3 1991.
  • Encyclopedia of Artists, 2000.
    Call number: N 31 .E53 2000 REF, in 6 volumes; covers 222 artists.
  • Gardner’s Art through the Ages, 11th Edition, 2001.
    Call number: N 5300 .G25 2001 OVERSIZED.
  • Great Events from History II: Arts and Culture Series, 1993; chronicles significant artistic/cultural events from 1897 to 1992.
    Call number: NX 456 .G72 1993 REF, in 5 volumes.
  • The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists, 2000.
    Call number: N 33 .L353 2000 REF.

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

  • Aesthetica
  • Art and Antiques
  • Art in America
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Local Art Museums and Centers

National Art Galleries and Centers

(Check these sites for online or virtual exhibits and other resources!)

Resources available in our collection on the following featured artists:

  • M. C. Escher:
    • The Magic of M.C. Escher, call no. N 6953 .E82 A4 2000 Oversized
    • The Graphic Work, call no. NE 670 .E75 A4 1992
    • The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher (video), call no. NE 670 .E75 F36 1994
    • Metamorphose: M.C. Escher, 1898-1972 (video), call no. NE 670 .E75 M47 1999X
  • Frida Kahlo:
  • Gustav Klimt:
    • Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918, call no. N 6811.5 .K55 N48 2000
    • Klimt: Life and Work, call no. N 6811.5 .K55 P3713 1999
    • Klimt (video), call no. N 6811.55 .K55 2008
    • Art in Vienna, 1898-1918: Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and Their Contemporaries, call no. NX 600 .W53 V47 1993
  • Edvard Munch:
    • Munch, call no. N 7073 .M8 A4 1992
    • A View from the North: Edvard Munch in Germany (video), call no. N 7073 .M8 V54 1998
    • Munch, The Scream, call no. ND 773 .M8 A77 2000
    • Edvard Munch: The Frieze of Life (video), call no. ND 773 .M8 E38 1992
  • Georgia O’Keeffe:

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