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Current Magazines

We have access to three of the leading sculpture magazines.  You will also want to look at the recent issues of the following art magazines which  are kept in the periodicals room and have articles about sculpture:  Art in America; Art News; Artforum; Flash Art.     To access the full text articles from the three magazines noted below:  After clicking on your college link select "Art Index Online"  then click on the link to the right of "Full Text".


Techniques and Materials

Finding Books in the Library

Fine arts books are housed under the "boat" on the second tier (entrance level) of the library.

Use TRIPOD the library's online catalog to find books.  Use both the "author" and the "subject" search to find books about an artist.  

The library uses the Library of Congress call number system.  This is useful to remember if you are browsing in the collection.  The Broad classification system of the visual arts is:
     N      general visual arts; books on particular museum collections; surveys
     NA    architecture
     NB    sculpture
     NC    drawing
     ND    painting
     NE    print media (printmaking and engraving
     NK    decorative arts
     NX    arts in general

All of the areas are further subdivided by the content of the book.  For instance:

     NB237 American sculptors
     NB497 British sculptors
     NB553 French sculptors
     NB623 Italian sculptors

For the call numbers that identify books about sculptors from particular countries the first letter that follows the number which is assigned to the country the sculptor is from is the first letter of the sculptors last name.  For example:  NB553 R    is a book about Rodin.

Background and References Sources

Surveys of Recent Works