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Art History: Books & Exhibition Catalogs

Guide to resources for research in Art History.


Browse the stacks on the 3rd floor of RBD to find art books. Photography is on the 4th floor.

N Visual Arts
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
ND Painting
NE Print Media
NK Decorative Arts
NX Arts (in general)
TR Photography

Maps of RBD Library

NOTE: Some ART books related to design, will be found at the Library of Architecture, Design, & Construction, located in Dudley Hall.

Art exhibit reviews

Search LexisNexis Academic for exhibition and installation reviews.

Select tab for News.

  • Use keyword "art review" combined with your search term to return results.
  • Limit the date range from the previous three months or the last decade by using the field for Specify date.


Libraries Catalog

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Classic Catalog

Keyword Search

Use WorldCat to find books, journals, DVDs, etc. that we don't own

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MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to 700 titles published from 1964 to the present.

MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for most titles, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met titles by author and by theme. Current titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF.

Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs

Selections from key museum titles dating back to the founding of the Guggenheim in 1937 are now freely accessible to the public.

Over 60 catalogues were scanned in their entirety with the help of the Internet Archive project and can now be read online. Visitors can flip through pages of classic titles such as Alexander Calder: A Retrospective Exhibition, published in 1964; Lawrence Alloway's groundbreaking 1963 catalogue Six Painters and the Object; or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings, one of the museum’s first publications.

Getty Research Portal

The Getty Research Portal is an online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Through this multilingual, multicultural union catalog, scholars can search and download complete digital copies of publications for the study of art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. The Portal is free to all users.

Google Books

Google Book Search