S260 - Ceramics I

Ceramics Research

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Joanna Atherton

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Fine Arts Librarian

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The resources in this guide will help you with researching Ceramics and Contemporary Art and Craft.

For additional help see the list of Art & Art History Resources.

Browsing Contemporary Art

Try browsing (in the Reference, Oversize, and Stacks sections) the N500's to N6000's.

This area includes:

  • Major biennial/triennial exhibition catalogs -e.g. Whitney Biennial, Documenta, Venice Biennial (Biennale di Venezia), Carnegie International…
  • Contemporary or modern art history surveys
  • Subject-specific surveys
  • Selected major gallery or museum catalogs

Browsing Art

Books in Fine Arts Library are filed using the Library of Congress system which groups books into subject areas. Some of the broad Fine Arts subject areas begin with the following call numbers:

N - Visual Arts

NA - Architecture

NB - Sculpture

NC - Drawing. Design. Illustration.

ND - Painting

NE - Print Media

NK - Decorative Arts

   NK 3700-4695 Ceramics

NX - Arts in General

TR - Photography

TT - Handicrafts. Arts and Crafts.

   TT 916-924 Ceramics techniques.

Reference Books

Reference works (such as encyclopedias and dictionaries) are good sources for finding background information on a topic. They can also point you to other resources.

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