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Art (Yale-NUS College): Books


Books serve as excellent secondary sources in the study of art. Several different types of books are useful for art and art historical research. Catalogue raisonné are annotated listings of all known works by an artist, often accompanying images of the artworks. Exhibition catalogues are lists of exhibits at an art exhibition for a particular artist or exhibition theme. You might also consult research books and art books on specific themes or artists from publishers like Taschen.

Search for relevant books using the subject headings and suggestions below. Consider including terms like catalogue raisonné and exhibition catalogue in your search.

Art history bookshelf from Flickr user CG Hughes

Subject Headings

Use the following subject headings when searching LINC to target resources in your topic:


Art and Asia

Art criticism

Art, Modern -- 20th century

Art -- Philosophy

Art and society

Visual communication