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Art History and Fine Arts

Books at the FIT Library

This is a short list of recently added art books. You can see a much more extensive list of books on all topics here:

The list below is a sample of books in the FIT Library which are useful for art research.   For more, remember to look on the shelves in call number areas of these books as well as in StyleCat for additional books.

How to Read a Painting: Lessons from the Old Masters by Patrick de Rynck Main Stacks ND1145 .H68 2004

How to Read a Modern Painting by Jan Thompson  Main Stacks ND190 .T52 2006

Masterpieces in Detail by Rose-Marie & Rainer Hagen  Main Stacks ND1143 .H34 2010 (2 volumes)

Looking at Paintings: a Guide to Technical Terms by Tiarna Doherty & Anne T. Woollett, rev. ed.  Main Stacks ND31 .C37 2009

Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art, by James Hall  Main Stacks N7560 .H34 2008

Atlas of World Art, ed. by John Onians  Main Stacks N5300 .A85 2004

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms by Michael Clarke, 2nd ed.  Main Stacks N33 .C575 2010

Oxford Companion to Architecture  Main Stacks NA31 .O94 2009 (2 volumes)

Encyclopedia of Sculpture  Main Stacks NB198 .E53 2004 (3 volumes)

Benezit Dictionary of Artists  Main Stacks N40 .D5213 2006  (14 volumes)   

Styles, schools and movements  2nd ed. Main Stacks N6490.4 .D45 2010

Isms: Understanding Art  Main Stacks N5302 .L585 2004

Isms: Understanding Modern Art   Main Stacks N6490.4 .P45 2013

Artspeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the present 3rd ed. Main Stacks N6490 .A87 2014

Isms: Understanding Architectural Styles  Main Stacks NA204 .M44 2006

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art   Main Stacks N8510 .G76 2008

The Making of Sculpture: the Materials and Techniques of European Sculpture  Main Stacks NB450 .M23 2007

Art in Theory: an Anthology of Changing Ideas - 3 volumes:

                1648-1815  Main Stacks N6420 .A78 2000

                1815-1900  Main Stacks N6450 .A779 2005 

                1900-2000  Main Stacks N6490 .A7167 2003

A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan Barnet  10th ed.  Circulation Desk -- Reserves N7476 .B37 2011

Writing about Art, by Henry M. Sayre  6th ed.  Circulation Desk -- Reserves N7476 .S29 2009

Visual literacy : Writing about Art, by Amy Tucker  Main Stacks N7476 .T83 2002

How to Write about Contemporary Art, by Gilda Williams  Main Stacks N7476 .W544 2014

Art Market Research: a Guide to Methods and Sources by Tom McNulty   Main Stacks N5200 .M39 2006 

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