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Printmaking: Finding books

Call numbers for browsing

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

NE 400 - NE 698     history of printmaking

NE 495     contemporary prints

NE 501 - NE 794.5     printmaking inspiration

NE 850     printmaking technique

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:

PRINTS

ENGRAVING

ETCHING

GRAPHIC DESIGN (TYPOGRAPHY)

LETTERPRESS PRINTING

LITHOGRAPHY

WOOD-ENGRAVING

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: PRINTS -- TECHNIQUE or WOOD-ENGRAVING -- AMERICAN. There are MANY other subjects that may be useful beyond these.

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.

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.

UEHARA: OCEAN WAVES. - Color woodcut by Uehara Konen, early 20th century.

Image from Britannica ImageQuest.

Cool books from the library's collection!