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Renaissance and Baroque Art: Books

Finding Books in the Lee Library & in Other Libraries

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    Find books, exhibition catalogs, journals, articles, and other electronic materials.
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    Find books in other libraries. You can find out if other libraries have additional materials on your topic, then order them through our Interlibrary Loan Services. Worldcat is a national consortia of libraries.

Subject Headings for Art Books


Art books are cataloged according to the following subject patterns:

MEDIUM | ex: painting, sculpture, architecture

NATIONALITY | ex: Art, French; Painting, Italian

GENRE | ex: landscape painting; portrait painting

TIME PERIOD (century) | ex: art, Italian--16th century

STYLE/MOVEMENT | ex: baroque; rococo


Museum and Exhibition Catalogs

Exhibition Catalogs have subject headings for the name of the artist, subject of the exhibition, and name of the museum or gallery. To find exhibition catalogs, use the keyword "exhibitions" and the artist's name or topic. 
Ex: Caravaggio AND exhibitions

Museum Catalogs are catalogs of a museum's permanent collection, and are cataloged by the name of the museum and the subdivision "catalogs" in the subject. To find museum catalogs, use the keyword "catalogs" and the name of the museum.
Ex: Rijksmuseum AND catalogs; Museo del Prado AND catalogs