Here is a small selection of recently acquired titles for art.
Click on an image to be redirected to the item record in the UBC Library Catalogue.
Suddenly Turning Young, Gifted and Black: Mesopotamia: Modernist Art in Beyond Aesthetics:
Visible: Art and A New Generation of Artists Civilization Begins Ethiopia Use, Abuse and
Architecture in South- Dissonance in
east Asia, 1969-1989 African Art Traditions
Caravaggio Bernini: Embrace our Rivers: Cuba Talks: Interviews Yellow Book: A Project Senga Nengudi:
Early Baroque in Rome Public art and ecology in with 28 Contemporary by He Xiangyu Topologies
Museums and Sites Sahel: Art and Empires on The Impressionists and Artemisia Zanele Muholi:
of Persuasion: the Shores of the Sahara Photography (National Gallery, Hail the Dark Lioness
Politics, Memory, and London)
Search Summon and the Library Catalogue to find print and e-books.
Books in the call number ranges listed below are located on Levels 3 & 4 of the Music, Art & Architecture Library.
Core Art books are classed in the N-call number range.
Photography books are classed in the T-call number range.
Additional call numbers to consider:
Note: some topics are interdisciplinary and may not limited to the call numbers above.
For more information on how these call numbers are organized, see:
New Art Books
To browse new art books recently acquired by the Music, Art & Architecture Library, see: New Books & Materials. Search by using:
(1) the "Restrict to subject" option and selecting "Fine Arts" in the drop down menu.
(2) the "Call number range(s)" option and identifying a specific call number to search (eg., AM, N-NX, ND249, TR).
(3) "More Options" and selecting "Music, Art & Architecture Library." Note: this retrieves new books from all three disciplines.
Listed below is a small selection of art subject headings that can be used for keyword searching in the UBC Library Catalogue.
Subject headings can be further broken down by time period/style, artist/group name, place, etc. as shown below.
|By time period / style:||By artist/group:||By place:|
Click on the links above or browse the UBC Catalogue for other subject headings. A visual example of how to get started is shown below.
Expanding your Search
To find more keywords / search terms, try using the following links to get more suggestions. Type a keyword into the search box and see what alternate or related terms they return to you. Then, try searching these new terms in Summon or the UBC Library Catalogue.
For a detailed description of what constitutes a primary source, and how to search for primary source materials in UBC Library collections, see the Primary Sources guide.
This is just a small selection of art dictionaries and encyclopedias in UBC Library holdings:
If UBC Library doesn't have the book you need, try ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan Service.
Visiting another university library? Reciprocal Borrowing agreements may allow you to sign out books at that library.
These databases will expand your search beyond UBC Library: