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Art & Art History: Books

Books and Ebooks

Below is a sampling of book and ebook holdings the library has to offer on various topics.  This is not a comprehensive list.  You may search for additional topics in Discovery.  To search for books, ebooks, and journal titles only, click on this Catalog link.

Art & Design Librarian

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Marty Miller
Room 141, LSU Library


Click the subject link to see a list of books that are available at LSU Libraries.  Please note that some titles will appear under more than one subject.

Searchable by title, author, keyword, publication type, thematic category, Collection/Department and format.

Searchable by title, author, keyword, imprint/program, publication type, subject category and series.


The N call #s are on the 3rd floor of LSU Library. Use the 300 East entrance into the stacks for easiest access to the collection. The TR call #s are located on the 4th floor.

A good place to start is the Discovery database, which searches the library's online catalog of book titles, as well as the contents of several of our databases. 

N - Visual Arts
NA - Architecture
NB - Sculpture
NC - Drawing. Design. Illustration
ND - Painting
NE - Print Media
NK - Decorative Arts
NX - Arts in General
TR - Photography

To determine relevant LC Subject Headings for your topic, conduct a subject search in Discovery.   Here are some examples of general subject terms that you can try.

Art and the Internet


Graphic arts

Interior design



Watercolor painting

If you are looking for information on a particular artist, it is advisable to search for the artist as an author and as a subject. When searching the online catalog with a personal name, enter your search as such: Last name, First name.

Monet, Claude, 1840-1926
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973
Morisot, Berthe, 1841-1895

You can further narrow down your artist search by adding additions terms to your search string, like those listed below:  

+ Catalogs
+ Correspondence
+ Criticism and interpretation
+ Influence
+ Aesthetics
+ Exhibitions
+ Catalogues raisonnes
+ Interviews
+ Themes, motives

Below are a few examples of art-related print books available in the LSU library.  There are thousands more available. Use the Online Catalog to find their location on the shelves.  

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