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Cliffs on the Upper Colorado River - Thomas Moran

Cliffs on the Upper Colorado River - Thomas Moran

Art & Architecture Collection

The Art & Architecture Collection, located in Norlin Library, supports the Department of Art and Art History, the Program in Environmental Design, as well as the greater CU community.

 

The collection houses one of the most comprehensive art library collections in the Mountain West.

 

The Art & Architecture Collection contains approximately 100,000 volumes of reference works, monographs, exhibition catalogues. We subscribe to well over 200 journals and serials.

 

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War News from Mexico - Richard Caton Woodville

War News from Mexico - Richard Woodville

 

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Standing Female Nude - Pablo Picasso

Standing Female Nude - Pablo Picasso

Forms & Media

The collection covers all aspects of the visual arts, including painting, drawing, print making, ornament, sculpture, performance art, arts and crafts, photography, and other interdisciplinary areas, such as artists books, art and theater, art and literature, feminist art, and electronic media arts. Subject areas reflecting the scope of the architectural planning and design collection range from architectural history, architectural rendering, and building construction to landscape architecture and urban planning and design.

 

Chronological & Georaphical Subjects

Particularly well-developed subject areas include the art and architecture of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Modern period. The library has special strength in the history of the United Kingdom and the American West, and the Art & Architecture collection supplements these resources. The collection in Latin American, Asian and Contemporary art has been the target for intensive development.

 

Access

Most research materials are accessible in the open stacks of the Art & Architecture Collection during the hours that Norlin Library is open. Original works of art including Artists' books, facsimile editions of manuscripts, and works such as Christian Zervos' Pablo Picasso are housed in the Special Collections Department.

 

Reference

An extensive reference collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference books supports the collection in all areas.

 

Electronic Resources

The Library provides online access to articles, digital images, dissertations, and other material. Use the Find Articles & Databases page to access resources such as ARTstor, JSTOR, the Avery Index, Art Full Text, and much more.

 

Collection Development Policies

The collection covers all aspects of the visual arts, including painting, drawing, print making, ornament, sculpture, performance art, arts and crafts, photography, and other interdisciplinary areas, such as artists books, art and theater, art and literature, feminist art, and electronic media arts. Subject areas reflecting the scope of the architectural planning and design collection range from architectural history, architectural rendering, and building construction to landscape architecture and urban planning and design.

 

Particularly well-developed subject areas include the art and architecture of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the modern period. Most recently, resources in American and Asian art and architecture have been the target for intensive development.

 

Quiet Study Area

Art & Architecture Collection: Quiet Study Area