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Research Guide for Printmaking

Find Books

Search Temple's collection of print and online books. 


Possible Search Terms for Books:

  • Artist/Creator
  • Movement/Style/Period
  • Location/Region
  • Technique/Medium
  • Book title (if known)
  • NOT the title of an art object


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Question: What value lies in books?  Why, for example, would a researcher choose a book over a journal?

Answer: Because of their length, books tend to provide more comprehensive treatment of a topic. Books can also be useful for providing footnotes to additional materials. Important book sources for art research include exhibition catalogs and catalog raissone. 


It's just like shopping at a bookstore, except library books are free!

The browsable book shelves in Charles are located on the 4th floor. 

N          Visual Arts, Art History 

NA        Architecture
NB        Sculpture 
NC        Drawing Design Illustration
ND        Painting 
NE        Print Media
NK        Decorative Arts
NX        Arts in General
TR         Photography
TS         Manufactures
            TS200-770 Metalwork, includes work about the manufacturing of Jewlery, and clocks
            TS 800-887 Woodwork
            TS1300-1781 Textile Industry and Fabrics
TT         Arts and Crafts, Handicrafts