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Art & Architecture Library

Holdings in art, architecture, and design include twentieth century ephemera, architectural treatises, and artists’ books. 

Topic guides

Guide Created by Last Updated Subject tag
Find images Peter P Blank 2015-06-02 Art, General and interdisciplinary, Images, History, Science and engineering
Film studies: basic literature Peter P Blank 2016-11-03 Art, Film and media studies
Artists' books Peter P Blank 2015-02-27 Art, Art history, Rare books
Chinese art: traditional Patricia Sullivan 2015-07-20 Art, Art history, Asian studies, Chinese studies
Photography Peter P Blank 2015-03-03 Art, Art history, Photography
American art: before 1900 Katharine A Keller 2016-11-03 Art, Art history, American history
Feminism and contemporary art Patricia Sullivan 2015-07-20 Art, Art history, Art philosophy, Feminist studies
American art: 1900 to present Katharine A Keller 2016-11-02 Art, Art history, American history
Israeli art Anna M Levia 2015-03-23 Art, Art history, Jewish studies, Hebraica, Judaica
Design Katharine A Keller 2016-11-03 Art, Advertising and media, Art history, Design, Mechanical design, Mechanical engineering, Communication and journalism
Conceptual art Katharine A Keller 2016-11-03 Art, Art history, Art philosophy
Chinese art: Modern and contemporary Patricia Sullivan 2015-07-20 Art, Art history, Asian studies, Chinese studies
Art history: beginning research Katharine A Keller 2016-11-03 Art, Art history
Arts in education Kathryn M Kerns 2016-11-09 Art, Dance, Theater and drama, Education
Children's books about the arts Kathryn M Kerns 2016-10-17 Art, Dance, Theater and drama, Children's literature, Education

Course guides

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR 2PB Fall 2014 The Power of Political Photography Bator, P.
ARTHIST 1B Fall 2016 Introduction to the Visual Arts: Renaissance to the Present Nemerov, A.
SLE Winter 2016 SLE: Renaissance and Baroque Paintings Watkins, G.
PWR 1 1EC Fall 2013 From the Galleries to the Streets: The Rhetoric of Public Space Art Cirillo-McCarthy, E.
PWR 2KSB Fall 2016 Design Thinking: Bringing d.thinking to Research, Writing & Presentation Savelson, K.
ITALIC 95W Winter 2016 ITALIC library resources Steichen, J.
PWR 1MS Spring 2016 Seeing Nature: The Power of Environmental Visual Rhetoric Stroud, M.
Think 22 Winter 2014 Think 22: Who Owns the Past? Archaeology, Heritage and Global Conflicts Carter, Tara and Hodder, Ian
FILMSTUD 4 Winter 2014 Introduction to Film Studies Levi, P.
CHEMENG 12SC Summer 2016 CHEMENG 12SC: An Exploration of Art Materials: The Intersection of Art and Science Frank, C.
ARTHIST 1A Winter 2017 Introduction to the Visual Arts: Prehistoric to Medieval Pentcheva, B.
PWR 1GMA Spring 2016 Dancing about Architecture: Or Finding Words for the Wordless Moyer, Gabrielle

Notable collections

First-person histories of the pioneering individuals who challenged the ways women were seen by the reigning art establishment.

Subject Librarians

Senior Librarian, Art & Architecture Library
(650) 725-1038, (650) 561-2392
Reference Librarian/VRC Cataloger
(650) 725-9274
Vanessa Kam
Head Librarian, Bowes Art and Architecture Library
(650) 387-4497, (650) 736-1988