Art Book List

Our extensive art collection is a thing of beauty, with books, main-floor exhibits, and an online reference list.


Online Reference List

Art Books in Stacks

Art Books in Stacks

ART BOOKS IN STACKS
708–Museum Collections
709–General introductions to art (western/nonwestern) including Islamic, Egyptian, Roman, Greek, French, Spanish, Chinese, etc.
712-Gardens/Landscape Architecture
720-Architecture
730-Sculpture
738-Pottery/Ceramics
741-Drawing
745-Collectibles/Antiques
746-Textiles/Tapestries
747-Interior Decoration
749-Furniture Styles
750/51-Painting techniques
759-General History of Painting
759.1-American Painting/Painters
759.2-English
759.3-German
759.4-French
759.5-Italian
759.6-Spanish
770/779

Art Reference List

Art Reference List

ENCYCLOPEDIC INTRODUCTIONS TO TOPICS
• Dictionary of Art - see bibliography at end of articles for further research
• Encyclopedia of World Art - dated but still well-written articles
• McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art
• New International Illustrated Enyclopedia of Art
• History of Art by H.W. Janson

SPECIFIC GUIDES TO SELECT GROUPS OF ARTISTS
• African-Americans, Native North Americans, Women, Latin Americans

ADDRESSES OF VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS
• International Directory of Arts - addresses for worldwide museums, public galleries, universities, art associations, galleries, auctioneers, restorers, etc.

BIOGRAPHICAL WORKS ON HISTORICAL ARTISTS
• Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers
• Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings
• Who Was Who in American Art
• Benezit
• Mallet's Index of Artists
• Index to Artistic Biography by Havlice - refers you to books containing biographies

BIOGRAPHICAL WORKS ON CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
• Contemporary Artists
• Lives of the Great 20th Century Artists
• International Dictionary of Art and Artists

BIOGRAPHICAL WORKS ON ARCHITECTS
• Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects
• International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture
• Contemporary Architects
• Encyclopedia of American Architecture

BIOGRAPHICAL WORKS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS
• Contemporary Photographers
• Photography Encyclopedia
• Photo Book

ANOTHER USEFUL SOURCE
• World Painting Index

OTHER ART SOURCES
• Video collections - art museums, artists
• Educational CDROMs - museum holdings, virtual tours, etc.
• Willard Library art magazines: 10-12 titles
• On Exhibit: Art Lover's Travel Guide to American Museums 2002, by Swirsky

RESEARCH TIP
Check the bibliographies of good books on your subject to find related books and magazines. If Willard doesn't own certain titles, check with one of our librarians about either interlibrary loan from another library via INCOLSA WHEELS or Willard Library purchasing the book for the Willard collection. Please remember receiving titles in this fashion takes a while, so the earlier you make a request, the better the opportunity for Willard to fulfill your request within your timeframe.

Online Catalogs

Online Catalogs

• Willard Library - searchable online at http://www.willard.lib.in.us
Click on "Search Catalog" at top of page.

• Evansville Vanderburgh County Public Library - searchable online at
http://www.evpl.org Select "Keyword",
"Title", "Author", "Subject", or "Advanced" from drop-down menu at top left of page, type term or phrase in the search box, and then click "Search Catalog".

• USI - searchable online at http://www.usi.edu/library/library.asp Click on "Catalog" and proceed with search.

• UE - searchable online at
http://libraries.evansville.edu/ Click on
"Ace Catalog" at top left and proceed with search.

• IVY TECH - If you are not an Ivy Tech
student, faculty member, or staff member,
visit the Ivy Tech campus nearest you.

• INSPIRE - full-text magazine literature searchable at http://www.inspire.net .

BOOK OF INTERNET SOURCES
Jones, Lois Swan. Art Information and the Internet. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1999.
- Provides websites of museums (Virtual Tours); art institutions; information on internet research; resources for architecture, photography, fashion, sculpture; and sources for North American and Non-European Cultures.

On Display: Native American Leaders of the Mid-19th Century

The Adele and Paul Torian Native American Leaders of the Mid-19th Century Exhibit features three volumes of Thomas L. McKenney’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America. With portraits and biographies of the great Native American chiefs of the 1800s, the series is considered one of the most important historical records of Native American life. A gift to Willard Library from Adele and Paul Torian, the volumes are on permanent display on the main floor of the library. Check the calendar of library events for the related lecture series.


Recommended Reading

Tortured Artists

Tortured Artists

Author: Christopher Zara
Publication Date: 2012-11-16

Various artists in all artistic endeavors are a bit temperamental. This is a book of twisted secrets of many artists.

Vasily Kandinsky:  From Blaue Reiter to Bauhaus

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to Bauhaus

Author: Neue Galerie, Ronald Lauder and Renee Price
Publication Date: 2013-10-03

The Neue Galerie is the newest art museum in New York City. It encompasses and continues collecting works which art critics (primarily Josef Goebles) during the Third Reich titled "Entartete Kunst" (Degenerate Art). This volume is of the Vasily Kandinsky Art from his Blaue Reiter Period to Bauhaus. This Exhibit took place in 2013.

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

Author: Zhu Qui and Maya Kovskaya Fauchou Foundation
Publication Date: 2013-08-28

A survey of the highly personal works of Louise Bourgeoise in a small and very significant venue. A beautiful book on this exhibit.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

Author: Yoko Ono
Publication Date: 2020-12-00

With the help of John Lennon a personal book of instruction on how to do art and drawings.

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