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Art History 201: World Civilization to 1500: Books

Finding Books in the Lee Library

Search by artist's name, country/nationality, century, or topic. Art books have subject headings according to:

MEDIUM           Ex: architecture, painting, sculpture
NATIONALITY   Ex: sculpture, Greek; painting, Italian
GENRE             Ex: landscape painting; portrait painting
TIME PERIOD   Ex: Assyria--antiquities; art, byzantine
PLACE             Ex: art, ancient--Egypt; art, medieval--France                                               

Recommended Subject Searches

If you can't find books about a specific work of art, search by artist, building, medium, or country. Examples of searches:

s= Art, Ancient--Egypt
s= Art, Ancient--Greece
s= Art, Ancient--Middle East
s= Tombs--Egypt

‚Äčs= Art, Egyptian
s= Egypt--Antiquities
Egypt--Social conditions
s= Funeral Rites and Ceremonies--Egypt
Egypt--Religious life and customs

s= Art, Greek
s= Greece--Social life and customs
s= Sculpture, Greek
s= Mythology, Greek in art
s= Sculpture, Hellenistic
s= Temples, Greek

s= Art, Roman
s= Portrait sculpture, Roman
s= Rome--Antiquities
s= Temples, Roman
s= Women--Rome--Social conditions

For specific topics depicted in art, search:

BY SUBJECT (topic) ... in art
Ex: s= war in art;  women in art , etc.

BY KEYWORD (topic) ... AND art
Ex: christianity AND artrevolutions AND art

Browsing Call Numbers

level 5  |  FLOOR MAP

N     visual arts in general
NA  architecture
NB  sculpture
NC  drawing, design, illustration
ND  painting
NE  prints
NK  design, decorative arts
NX  visual and performing arts
TR  photography
TS  industrial design (level 2)

Z 40-286  typography


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