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Looking to find resources for your art class? Whether it's art history, drawing, photography, painting, or any other type, start here!
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Art DVDs

Looking for some informative programs on art? Check out these DVDs available at Atkinson Library! 

DVDs are available at the main desk - just ask for which one you'd like to check out!

Art 21: Art in the 21st Century (Seasons 1, 2, & 3) - PBS
Call Number: DVD #011 and DVD #012

The Great Courses: Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance (Parts 1-3) - William Kloss
Call Number: DVD #049 (pt. 1, 2, & 3)

The Great Courses: A History of European Art - William Kloss
Call Number: DVD #117 & Guide

The Great Courses: The World's Greatest Paintings - William Kloss
Call Number: DVD #118 and Guide

The Great Courses: From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism - Richard Brettell
Call Number: DVD #119 and Guide

The Great Courses: Masterworks of American Art (parts 1 & 2) - William Kloss
Call Number: DVD #120 pt. 1 & 2 and Guide

The Great Courses: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures - Stephen Ressler
Call Number: DVD #125 and Guide

The Great Courses: How to Look at and Understand Great Art - Shannon L. Hirsch
Call Number: DVD #135 and Guide


Browsing the Shelves for Art Books

Jackson College uses Library of Congress Classification (LCC) to organize our books, which uses a series of one or two letters followed by numbers to form the call number.

You can find books on art both upstairs in our main stacks and downstairs in our oversize collection - all are available for checkout! Our oversize books are big volumes which have many large color photographs of artistic works in them. There are also books in our reference collection downstairs that are extremely helpful - these are available to be used in the library.

Here are the areas to browse when looking for books on art!

N - Visual arts

NA - Architecture

NB - Sculpture

NC - Drawing, Design, & Illustration

ND - Painting

NE - Print media

NK - Decorative arts

NX - Arts in general (art history, patronage, competitions, exhibitions)

TR - Photography

TT - Handicrafts, arts & crafts

Z 246 - Graphic design


General Art and Art History Books

Cover Art
Gardner's Art Through the Ages - Fred S. Kleiner
Call Number: ART 111/112 RESERVES
ISBN: 1111840725
2 hour in-library checkout; available at main desk

Cover Art
The Visual Arts: A History - Hugh Honour; John Fleming
Call Number: N 5300 .H68 2002 OVERSIZE
ISBN: 0130487260

Cover Art
Art: A New History - Paul Johnson
Call Number: N 5300 .J64 2003 MAIN STACKS
ISBN: 0060530758

Cover Art
The Oxford History of Western Art - Martin Kemp (Editor)
Call Number: N 5300 .O946 2002 MAIN STACKS
ISBN: 0192804154

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Art Magazines

Be sure to look at these art magazines the next time you are in the library! They are located in the display area by Wava Joe's. 

Art in America - News, interviews, and editorials related to art in the United States.

Ceramics Monthly - Deals with all aspects of ceramics, ranging from new techniques to profiles of important artists.

Juxtapoz - Monthly magazine focusing on contemporary art around the world.

Print Magazine - Covers all aspects of graphic design, focusing especially on the United States.


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