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Art & Art History: Finding Books

This guide highlights Art & Architecture resources that are available via the Fordham University Libraries.

Finding Books

Click on the Catalog tab to search for books within Fordham University Libraries.

Broad search: Use the "Words or Phrase" option to search for words appearing anywhere in the Catalog (does not search full text of books).

Narrower search: Use "Subject" option to find books about specific authors or topics.

Subject search line in library catalog

Sample subject searches:

Art and history
Art, Modern--19th Century--History
Art criticism--History--20th century
Art and symbolism
Arts and society

Library of Congress Subject Headings

To browse the library's holdings, use the Library of Congress Classification Outline as a starting point.

N Visual Arts
N 61-72 Theory, Philosophy, Aesthetics of visual arts
N 5300-7418 History
N 7560-8266 Special subjects of art
N 8350-8356 Art as a profession, Artists
NA Architecture
NA 2599.5-2599.9 Architectural criticism
NA 2695-2793 Architectural drawing and design
NA 9000-9428 Aestetics of cities, City planning and beautifying
NB Sculpture
NB 1160-1195 Designs and techniques
NC Drawing, Design, Illustration
NC 50-266 History of drawing
NC  997-1003 Commercial art, Advertising art
ND Painting
ND 1470-1625 Technique and materials
ND 1630-1662 Examination and conservation of paintings
NE Print Media
NK Decorative Arts
NX Arts in General
NX 280-410 Study and teaching, Research
NX 440-632, History of the arts
NX 650-694 Special subjects, characters, persons, religious arts, etc.

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