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Art and Design

Tips and resources for studio and class research in art, design, and visual technology

Find Books at Mason

 

Still can't find the item? Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books, media and articles from other libraries when they are not available at Mason or the WRLC. Start your research early if you want to take advantage of this wonderful service as it can take up to 2 weeks.

Call Numbers for Art & Design

The keywords and subject terms listed here are examples of words you can use to search for books on different art & design topics--for example, "textiles" and "fiber art" or "commercial photography." Try a search with them in our library catalog!

You can also browse the shelves of the library on the floors or sections listed.

If you're interested in... Search these terms in our catalog:

OR: Browse here in the library:

drawing, illustration, graphic design
  • "illustration of books"
  • "graphic designers"
  • poster art
  • typography
  • letterpress
  • type design/ type designers
  • book design
  • book printing
  • web design
  • Interactive design

Fenwick 4th floor:

NC 1-1800

  • NC 950 - NC 996: Illustration
  • NC 997 - NC 1003: Graphic design, advertising art
  • NC 1800: Posters

Fenwick 5th floor:

Z 116-659: Book design & printing

New media, fiber & textiles, collage, installation
  • animation
  • "video art"
  • collage
  • "installation art"
  • "new media" or "digital art"
  • "fiber art" or textiles

Fenwick 4th floor

N 6494 .C6: Collage

N 6494 .I56: Installation

N 7433.8: New media & digital

N 7433.9: Fiber art

NK 8800 - NK 9505: Textiles, weaving, clothing

Painting
  • figurative painting or portraits
  • painting techniques
  • painting materials
  • oil painting
  • gouache painting
  • color theory
  • watercolor

Fenwick 4th floor

ND 25 - ND 3416

  • ND 1290 - ND 1337: Figurative painting & portraits
  • ND 1470: Technique & materials
  • ND 1488 - ND 1495: Color theory
  • ND 1700: Watercolor
Printmaking
  • printmaking & engraving​ 
  • "printing technology"
  • "digital printing"
  • risograph
  • letterpress
  • etching or drypoint

Fenwick 4th floor

NE 1-978: Printmaking & engraving​

Fenwick 5th floor

Z 116 - Z 265: Printing technology (printers, risograph, digital printing)

Photography
  • photo processing
  • darkroom photography
  • photography lighting
  • artistic photography
  • commercial photography
  • fashion photography

Fenwick 5th floor

TR 1- TR 1050

  • TR 287: Photo processing, darkroom
  • TR 590: Lighting
  • TR 624 - TR 835: Artistic & commercial photography
Sculpture
  • sculptors
  • "sculpture works"
  • installation art
  • earthworks
  • "sound sculpture"
  • "soft sculpture"
  • "sculpture design"

Fenwick 4th floor

NB 1 - NB 1952

  • NB 1135 - NB 1150: Sculptors & sculpture works
  • NB 1160 - NB 1195: Designs and technique