This research guide provides resources, including print books and ebooks, article databases, images, streaming media, and digital resources, on specialized topics related to art history and visual and material culture.
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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)
General instructions for finding art books are provided below. For information about locating art books on specialized topics, use the tabs listed on the left-hand side of this guide to find tailored resource lists.
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 be limited to the call numbers above.
For more information on how these call numbers are organized by the Library of Congress, 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.
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UBC Art Galleries and Museums