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Painting: Finding books

The online catalog

The Gund Library's catalog is part of a shared catalog with CWRU and CIM. After you get the results to your search, if you want to know only what is in the Gund Library, you will need to modify the search to limit your results to CIA's library. 

CIA patrons may borrow books from the CWRU and CIM libraries.

Useful subject headings

You will often have to translate the concepts you are looking for into the subject words and phrases used in library catalogs and indexes. For the CIA library catalog, the following SUBJECTS are most useful:

HUMAN FIGURE IN ART

LANDSCAPE PAINTING

PORTRAIT PAINTING

PAINTING

PAINTING, ABSTRACT

PAINTING, MODERN

The main subject terms are often subdivided by sub-topics, place, and/or time period (to limit a concept or to focus more closely on a specific topic); for example: PAINTING -- TECHNIQUE or PAINTING, MODERN -- 21ST CENTURY. There are MANY other subjects that may be useful beyond these.

You will need your library account number to request OhioLINK books. If you don't know your account number, we can get that for you. You can find out how to contact us on the home page of this guide. Can't find anything? Are the items you want unavailable? Check the OhioLINK Catalog and request that books be sent to the CIA Library for your use.

Murnau, Vassily Kandinsky, Image from Artstor

Call numbers for browsing

If you prefer to browse, you can look in these areas for books on painting:

ND 1500 - ND 1620     painting technique

ND 201 - ND 1114     painting inspiration

ND 50     history of painting

ND 196.2     contemporary painting

ND 1300 - ND 1337     portrait painting

ND 1340 - ND 1367     landscape painting