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Graphic Design

Why Books?

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

Answer: The visual arts, including graphic design, remains a book heavy discipline for research. Most of the best logos, typefaces, poster designs, and design history are only found in books. 

Browse the Shelves

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

Go to the 4th floor of Charles Library


Graphic Design  NC997 - 998
  Z244 - Z250
  American Graphic Design NC998.5
  World Graphic Design NC998.6
  Careers in Graphic Design NC1001
  Green/Sustainable Design  GE
  Product Design TS23 - 194
  Typography Z246 - 250
  Web Design TK
Design of...  
  Book Arts, History of Design   Z4 - 116
  Bookbinding Z266 - 270
  Brochures NC1002
  Business Cards HF & NE956
  Greeting Cards NC1869 - 1878
  Letterheads HF & NC1003
  Logos NC1002, T223 - 325
  Packaging HF & TS195
  Posters NC1805 - 1850
  Postcards NC1860 - 1878
  Album Covers NC1003
  Trademarks T223 - 325

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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