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Interior Architecture: A guide to resources in the CIA's Gund Library: 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.

ebooks

When you are searching the library's catalog, you may see that we offer a variety of ebooks. If you need any help using ebooks, please do not hesitate to contact the library staff!

Cleveland Public Library

As a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, you are eligible for a Cleveland Public Library card. The CPL provides access to many materials that could be useful for your research. In addition to materials like books or DVDs, CPL provides access to digital resources that complement the resources the Institute's library provides.  Please visit a CPL branch to sign up for a card or sign up for an eCard today.

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:

ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING

COLOR IN INTERIOR DECORATION

DESIGN—HUMAN FACTORS

DESIGN SERVICES

HUMAN ENGINEERING

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

INTERIOR DECORATION

INTERIOR DECORATION RENDERING

INTERIOR DECORATION--VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE

LIGHTING, ARCHITECTURAL AND DECORATIVE

MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE

OFFICE DECORATION

PERSPECTIVE

RESTAURANTS--DECORATION

STORE DECORATION

TEXTILE FABRICS IN INTERIOR DECORATION

TROMPE L'OEIL PAINTING

Use the subject catalog to look up design firms or individual interior designers by their last name or to look up specific types of buildings, like apartments or hotels. Many of the same subject words and phrases are used in periodical indexes, but it is always a good idea to search a variety of subject words. When doing Internet searches, these terms may also be useful.

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.

Call numbers for browsing

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

NA 2780 - NA 2850 architectural rendering, architectural interiors

NC 748 - NC 750 perspective drawing

NK 1700 - NK 2113 general and history of interior design

NK 2004.3  individual designer's and design group's work

NK 2113.5 interior design rendering

NK 2115.5 special elements (accessories, materials, etc.)

NK 2116 interior design as profession (professional and business guides)

NK 2117 - NK 2121 decorating special rooms (bathrooms, bedrooms, etc.)

NK 2175 faux finishing (decorative painted finishing, murals, etc.)

NK 2195 decorating special buildings (stores, restaurants, etc.)

NK 2200 - NK 2750 furniture

NK 2775 - NK 3049 rugs, carpets, tapestries

NK 3400 - NK 3450 wallpaper

TA 166 human factors, ergonomics

TS 171 product design/materials