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Art & Art History: Books

Key databases and links for doing research in art and art history

Finding books @UF

Search the Library Catalog (Books, E-books, Journals, Videos, & More):


Enter authors, keywords, call numbers or ISBN/ISSN. To find an exact phrase, use "quotation marks" around the phrase. 

New art-related books (print & electronic)

Below are the most recently acquired books on art. Many of these will be located at the AFA Library, but be sure to check the UF Libraries catalog for a more complete listing.

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E-books about art

More and more, books related to art are available in electronic format.  Check the UF Libraries catalog for a more complete listing.  Below is a listing of the most recently acquired e-books about art:

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Browsing Guide

In general, most of the art-related books at the AFA Library are classified using the Library of Congress classification scheme for fine arts.

Book call numbers starting AM through MT are on the library's main floor:

Call # Subject
AM1-501 Museums, collectors and collecting
M1-5000 Music
ML1-3930 Literature on music
MT1-960 Instruction and study of music


Followed by call numbers N through Z on the upstairs mezzannine:

Call # Subject
N1-9211 Visual arts
NA1-9428 Architecture
NB1-1952 Sculpture
NC1-1940 Drawing, design, illustration
ND25-3416 Painting
NE1-3002 Print media
NK1-9990 Decorative arts
NX1-820 Arts in general (theory)
TR1-1050 Photography
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