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Art History: Find Books

Print & eBooks

On Reserve

We have several art history books on reserve, which means they are stored behind the circulation desk and aren't publicly accessible. These books are usually required or suggested reading for your course, such as a textbook, and have limited check-out time or may not be removed from the library.

To see the reserves, go to the homepage and click "Course Reserves" tab. Then type in the book title, professor's name or course number. You can ask for these books at the circulation desk (first desk upon entrance to the library).

Catalog searching

To search for an artist:

Type your artist's name (Lastname, Firstname) and do a keyword search. Books entirely about your artist, as well as bigger books with a specific chapter or section about your artist will appear.
Click here to search for books.

To search for information about a time period or geographic region:

Type your subject (e.g. 1600's, Italy) and do a keyword search. Tip: Try searching Art, CountryOrTime (e.g. "Art, Italy" or "Art, Renaissance.")

To search for information about a genre:

Type the genre (e.g. "typography" or "painting") and do a keyword search. Once you click on a title, notice what's written under "Subject" or "Cor.Sub." to find better search terms.


Browsing sections:

The library groups books about similiar subjects together, rather than by author's last name. You can go to these sections to browse through the collection; call numbers beginning with N will help you look for art history books.

N 1-9165 Visual Arts (General)
400-4042 Art Museums
4390-5098 Exhibitions
5198-5299 Private Collections and Collectors
5300-7418 History of Art
7429.7-7433 Technique, Composition, Style, etc.
7475-7483 Art Criticism
7575-7624.5 Portraits
7790-8199 Religious Art
8554-8585 Examination and Conservation of Works of Art
8600-8675 Economics of Art
8700-9165 Art and the State, Public Art
NA 1-9428 Architecture
190-1614 History
2695-2793 Architectural Design and Drawing
2835-4050 Archietctural Details, Motives, Decoration, etc.
4100-8480 Special Classes of Buildings
9000-9428 Aesthetics of City, City Planning and Beautification
NB 1-1952 Sculpture
NC 1-1940 Drawing, Design, Illustration
997-1003 Commerical Art, Advertising Art
1300-1766 Caricature, Pictorial Humor and Satire
1800-1850 Posters
ND 25-3416 Painting
1290-1460 Special Subjects
1700-2495 Watercolor Painting
2550-2888 Mural Painting
2890-3416 Illuminating of Manuscripts and Books
NE 1-3002 Print Media
1-978 Printmaking and Engraving
1000-1352 Wood Engraving, Woodcuts, Xylography, Block Printing
1400-1879 Metal Engraving
1940-2232.5 Etching and Aquatint
2236-2239.7 Serigraphy
2250-2570 Lithography
2800-2890 Printing of Engravings
NK 1-9955 Decorative Arts, Applied Arts, Decoration and Ornament
1135-1149.5 Arts and Crafts Movement
1700-3505 Interior Decoration
3600-9955 Other Arts and Crafts Industries
3700-4695 Ceramics, Pottery, Porcelain
NX 1-820 Arts in General
654-694 Religious Arts
700-750 Patronage of the Arts
798-820 Special Arts Centers


UWF Libraries

Use the UWF Libraries catalog.  Check out as many as 6 books with your Pensacola State ID card.

Request Books from Other Libraries

Books not available locally can be requested from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Click here for the request form.

Google Books

Google Books provides the full text of books no longer covered by copyright, and some pages and "snippets" from other books.

Worldwide Catalog

Use WorldCat to search a worldwide catalog. Login is required. Materials may be requested by clicking Request this item from another library once a title has been identified.