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Asian Art: Books

Finding Books

How To Search for Asian Art Books

Art books are cataloged according to the following subject patterns:

MEDIUM | ex: art, painting, sculpture, installation
NATIONALITY | ex: art, Japanese; painting, Chinese
GENRE | ex: landscape painting, Chinese
TIME PERIOD | ex: art, Japanese--20th century

Try browsing these selected subject headings and explore others you discover in the records:

Art, Asian--21st century
Art and society--Asia

Art, Chinese
Art, Chinese--21st Century
Artists--China (e-books)

Art, Japanese
Painting, Japanese
Scrolls, Japanese
Ink painting, Japanese
Art--Political aspects--Japan

Additional Sources for Digitized Art Books

Getty Research Portal
Contains 170,000 digitized volumes from nearly 40 contributing institutions around the world. Free and open access to the digitized literature of art history.

Call Numbers | Level 5

Level 5  |  FLOOR MAP

N 7340        Chinese Art (General)
NA 1540      Chinese Architecture

NB 1040      Chinese Sculpture

NB 1912      Buddhist Sculpture

ND 1036      Chinese Painting

ND 1050      Japanese Painting

ND 1060      Korean Painting
NK 3634      Chinese Calligraphy


Browsing the bookshelves often leads to surprise discoveries.

Click below to download a detailed listing of call numbers for books on Asian Art in the BYU Library.

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