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This LibGuide was developed to provide resources for the study of the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture created from 1945 to the present

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification Outline, (for all subject areas)

Library of Congress Class N - Fine Arts

Subclass  Visual Arts

Subclass NA    Architecture

Subclass NB   Sculpture

Subclass NC   Drawing, Design, Illustration

Subclass ND   Painting

Subclass NE   Print Media

Subclass NK   Decorative Arts

Subclass NX   Arts in General

Library of Congress Class T - Technology

Subclass TR  Photography

APU Databases

ARTstor - Getting Started

ARTstor, the premier image database

Oxford Grove Art Online (formerly, Grove Art Online)

Project Muse, digital humanities and social science resource

Credo Reference (A database of subject specific reference resources)

JSTOR (scholarly journals)

Academic Search Premier (scholarly journals)

National Gallery Collection, National Gallery London (Credo Reference)

Reference Resources

History of art: a survey of the major visual arts from the dawn of history to the present day, Horst Woldemar Janson, ECampus Folio, N5300 .J3 1986

Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Oxford University Press

Encyclopedia of World Art, ECampus Ref N31.E4833

Adeline's Art Dictionary, ECampus Ref N33.A223 1966

Bibliography of the History of Art (online at the Getty)

Bridgeman Art Library Archive (Credo Reference online)

Critical Terms for Art History (Credo Reference online)

National Gallery Collection (Credo Reference online)

Biographical Dictionary of Artists, Andromeda (Credo Reference online)

Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms (Credo Reference online)

Scholarly Writing

A Short Guide to Writing about Art, Sylvan Barnet, East Campus N7476 .B37 2005

Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research, G. James Daichendt (APU Faculty), East Campus N345.D24 2012

Writing About Art, Henry M. Sayer, East Campus N7476.S29 2002

Writing About Art, Marjorie Munsterberg (online)

Subject Guide

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Guide to Art, by Shearer West (ebook) (Bloomsbury)

National Gallery Companion Guide, by Erika Langmuir (ebook)

Narrative, by Erika Langmuir (ebook)

Myths & Legends, by Mari Griffith (ebook)

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Photo Credits

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