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

Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Eric Kjellgren
Publication Date: 2007-12-03

The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the world's premier collections of Oceanic art. Published in celebration of the opening of the Metropolitan's newly reinstalled galleries for the arts of Oceania, this generously illustrated volume provides an introduction to the region's rich artistic heritage through more than two hundred masterworks from the Museum's collection.

Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Author: Hollywood Sketchbook
Publication Date: 2012-11-16

A vast artistic pictorial survey on Hollywood Costume Designers past and present.

Fashion:  The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Author: Katherine Hennessy, Editor.

A beautiful survey of fashion from 600 B.C.E. - present.

Dr. Seuss:  The Cat Behind the Hat.  The Art of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat. The Art of Dr. Seuss

Author: Caroline M. Smith
Publication Date: 2012-12-08

A showcase of the private art of Theodore Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss.

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