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Art & Design (FE): Finding Books

Library resources for FE Art & Design Courses: GCSE, A Level & UAL Diploma

Here you can find some useful books if you are studying an HE course in Art, Craft and Design.

The Key books sections shows some books that will be useful for your course . Click on them to see them in the catalogue to find out more details about them or see if they are available to borrow.

These aren't all the books in the Library,  if you are interested in something else you can use the catalogue  to search  for what your are interested in. The books are arranged in the Library using Dewey Decimal Classification. This is a number sequence from 000-999, with each subject having it own number.  See below to see the important numbers for Art.

Whilst social distancing measures are in place to help everyone stay safe we ask that you do not take books off the shelves, if you find a book you want please ask at the Library Desk.

Alternately you can request a book in advance in person, by phone or using the Library Catalogue, find out how here.

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Some key books in Art History

Brilliant history of Art in Color

Brilliant history of Art in Color

Shelfmark:

 

708.8509 FIN

Oxford History of Western Art

Oxford Dictionary of Western Art

Shelfmark:

 

709 OXF

Art History for Dummies

Art History for Dummies

Shelfmark:

 

709 WIL

TATE guide to Modern Art

TATE guide to Modern Art

Shelfmark:

 

709.04003 WIL

Who's afraid of contemporary art?

Who's afraid of contemporary art?

Shelfmark:

 

709.05/AN

Some key books in Fashion

Art in felt and stitch

Art in felt and stitch

Shelfmark:

 

746.0563 MAC

Fashion Design drawing course

Fashion Design drawing course

Shelfmark:

 

746.672 ARM

Textiles and fashion

Textiles and fashion

Shelfmark:

 

746.92 UDA

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Shelfmark:

 

746.92092 WES

Some key books in Photography

Some key books in Fine Art

Drawing masterclass

Drawing masterclass

Shelfmark:

 

741.2 NOB

Drawing perspective

Drawing perspective

Shelfmark:

 

742 FIS

Compendium of acrylic painting techniques

Compendium of acrylic painting techniques

Shelfmark:

 

751.426 BAR

Painting now

Painting now

Shelfmark:

 

759.07 HUD

David Hockney

David Hockney

Shelfmark:

 

759.092 HOC

Screen printing

Screen printing

Shelfmark:

 

764.8 SCR

Some key books in Graphic Design

Drawing for dummies

Drawing for dummies

Shelfmark:

 

741.2/COM

Make comics like a pro

Make comics like a pro

Shelfmark:

 

741.5 PAK

Cool Illustration

Cool Illustration

Shelfmark:

 

741.6 AME

Graphic icons

Graphic icons

Shelfmark:

 

741.6 CLI

Some key books in Sculpture & Ceramics (3D)

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

Shelfmark:

 

730.92 HEP

Miro - Sculpture

Miro - Sculpture

Shelfmark:

 

730.92 MIR

Modelling and sculpting the figure

Modelling and sculpting the figure

Shelfmark:

 

731.82 RUS

Sculpture today

Sculpture today

Shelfmark:

 

735 COL

Throwing

Throwing

Shelfmark:

 

738.1 PHE

Graphic  clay

Graphic clay

Shelfmark:

 

738.143 BUR

Finding books in the Library

These are the main shelf marks/classification numbers for books for Art, Craft and Design.  If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask at the Library Information Desk  or search the Library Catalogue. 

Subject Shelf Mark
Art

700

Art History  709
Artists 709.2
Architecture 720
Sculpture 730
Drawing  741
Graphic Design  741.6
Fashion & Textiles  746
Painting 750
Painters 759.092
Printmaking 760
Photography 770

 

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