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Art Texts

Art history. Marilyn Stokstad; Bradford R. Collins, collaborator; with chapters by Stephen Addiss [et al.]. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1999. Ref N5300 .S923 1999

History of art. H.W. Janson and Anthony F. Janson. New York: H.N. Abrams; Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall; 1986 [3rd ed, rev.]. Ref N5300 .J3 1986b

History of art. H.W. Janson and Anthony F. Janson. Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall; New York: H.N. Abrams, 1997 [5th ed, rev.], vol. 1. Ref N5300 .J3 1997b

The Lincoln library of the arts. Columbus, OH: Frontier Press, 1973. Ref NX 70 L54 v.1-2


All about old buildings: the whole preservation catalog. Edited by Diane Maddex for the National Trust for Historic Presercation. Washington, D.C: Preservation Press, c1985. Ref NA 106 .A44 1985

The elements of style: a practical encyclopedia of interior architectural details, from 1485 to the present. Stephen Calloway, general editor; Elizabeth Cromley, consultant editor; foreward by J. Jackson Walter. New York: Simon and Schuster, c1991. Ref NA 2850 .E44 1991

Encyclopaedia of world architecture. Henri Stierlin. New York: Facts on File, 1978. Ref NA202 .S76 1978 v. 1-2

A field guide to landmarks of modern architecture in Europe. Miriam F. Stimpson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, c1985. Ref NA957 .S75 1985

Pictorial encyclopedia of historic architectural plans, details, and elements. John Theodore Haneman. New York: Dover, 1984. Ref NA2840 .H34 1984

State register of historic places. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Commission, 1989. Ref NA107 .M4 S73 1989

The visual dictionary of American domestic architecture. Rachel Carley; illustrations by Ray Skibinski and Ed Lam. New York: Henry Holt, c1994. Ref NA7205 .C27 1994


Contemporary art trends 1960-1980: a guide to sources. Doris L. Bell. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1981. Ref N6490 .B44

Guide to basic information sources in the visual arts. Gerd Muehsam. Santa Barbara, CA: J. Norton/ABC-CLIO, c1978. Ref N7425 .M88

Images of Blacks in American culture: a reference guide to information sources. Edited by Jessie Carney Smith; forward by Nikki Giovanni. New York: Greenwood, 1988. [Essays with examples of various genres and media, guides to works, bibliographies.] Ref NX652 .A37 I43 1988


American artists: an illustrated survey of leading contemporary Americans. Les Krantz, editor and publisher. New York: Facts on File Publications, c1985. Ref N6512 .A578 1985

Contemporary artists. Edited by Colin Naylor and Genesis P-Orridge. London: St. James Press; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977. Ref N6490 C6567

Contemporary artists. Edited by Joanne Cerrito; Jean-Christophe Ammann... [et al.], advisors. . New York: St. James Press, c1996 [4th ed.]. Ref N6490 C6567 1996

Dictionary of artists in America, 1564-1860. George C. Groce and David H. Wallace. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957. Ref N6536 .N4

Dictionary of contemporary American artists. Paul Cummings. New York: St. Martin's Press, c1994. Ref N6512 .C854 1994

A history of African-American artists, 1792-1988: from 1792 to the present. Romare Beardon and Harry Henderson. New York: Pantheon, c1993. Ref N6538 .B38 1993

North American women artists: a biographical dictionary. Edited by Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller. Ner York: Garland, 1995. Ref N6503 .N67 1995

Who was who in American art: compiled from the original thirty-four volumes of American art annual-Who's who in art, biographies of American artists active from 1898-1947. Edited by Peter Hastings Falk. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1985. Ref N6512 .F26 1985

Who's who in American art. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1993-1994 [20th ed.] Ref N6536 .W5 1993/94

Cartoon & Animation

Film cartoons: a guide to 20th century American animated features and shorts. Douglas L. McCall. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, c1998. Ref NC1766 .U5 M38 1998

The world encyclopedia of cartoons. Maurice Horn, editor; Richard Marschall, assistant editor. Detroit: Gale Research Group, 1980. Ref NC1325 W67 v.1-2

Decorative Arts/Furniture

The complete guide to furniture styles. Louise Ade Boger. New York: Scribner, 1969. Ref NK2270 .B63 1969

The encyclopedia of glass. Edited by Phoebe Phillips. New York: Crown, c1981. Ref NK5104 .E5 1981

The Facts on File dictionary of design and designers. Simon Jervis. New York: Facts on File, 1984. Ref NK1165 .J47 1984

The grammar of ornament. Illustrated by examples from various styles. Owen Jones. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1972. Ref NK1510 .J7 1972

The Penguin dictionary of decorative arts. John Fleming and Hugh Honour. London: Viking, 1989. Ref NK 30 .F55 1989

Phaidon guide to glass. Felice Mehlman. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, c1983. Ref NK5104 M42 1983

The styles of ornament. Alexander Speltz. New York: Dover, 1959. Ref NK1530 .S72 1959

Graphic Arts

Kulturgeschichteliches Bildenbuch aus drei Jahrhunderten. Picture book of the graphic arts, 1500-1800. George Hirth. Munich: Knorr & Hirth, 1882-1890. New York: Benjamin Bloom, 1972. Ref NE430 .H57 1972 v.1-6


Dictionary of abstract painting, with a history of abstract painting [by] Michel Seuphor [pseud.]. Ferdinand Louis Berckelaers. Translated from the French by Lionel Izod, John Montague and Francis Scarfe. New York: Tudor, 1957. Ref ND35 .B4

A dictionary of modern painting. Published under the direction of Fernand Hazan. General editors: Carlton Lake and Robert Maillard. New York: Tudor, 1956. Ref ND30 D515

Encyclopedia of painting: painters and painting of the world from prehistoric times to the present day. Edited by Bernard S. Meyers. Milton W. Brown, et al., contributing associates. [3rd rev. ed;] New York: Crown, 1970. Ref ND30 .E5 1970

The lives of the painters. John Edwin Canaday. New York: Norton, 1969. Ref ND35 .C35

The Praeger encyclopedia of old masters. Joachim Fernau. Translated from the German by James Cleugh and Monica Brooksbank, under the supervision of Oliver Cook. New York: F.A. Praeger, 1959. Ref ND30 .F413


The sculpture and sculptors of the Greeks. Gisela Marie Augusta Richter. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1970. [4th ed.] Ref NB90 .R54 1970