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Modern Art: Background

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Visual Arts Librarian

Christiane Ramsey
5447 Harold B. Lee Library


Humanities Help Desk
Level 5
Hours: M-Th: 8am-9pm;
F: 8am-6pm; Sat:10am-6pm


Guides to Writing About Art

Barnet. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. HumRef N 7476 .B37 2015

Biggs. The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts. HumRef NX 280 .R68 2010

Sayre. Writing About Art. HumRef N 7476 .S29 2009

Williams. How to Write About Contemporary Art. HumRef N 7476 .W544x 2014