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Art: an introduction: Books

Guide to visual arts, IB Art

Dewey Decimal Classification

Below you will find a list of call numbers using the Dewey Decimal Classification system which indicate where books concerning the arts can be found. In the library, our art books have been shelved together.  The shelf QR code will lead you to this Libguide.

700  Generalities

710  Civic & landscape art

720  Architecture

730  Plastic arts, sculpture

740  Drawing & decorative arts

750  Painting & paintings (museums)

760  Graphic arts, printmaking & prints, postage stamps

770  Photography & photographs

780  Music 

790  Recreational & performing arts


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Art with wire, sugar chocolate and string

Vik Muniz makes art from pretty much anything, be it shredded paper, wire, clouds or diamonds. Here he describes the thinking behind his work and takes us on a tour of his incredible images.

Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based fine artist Vik Muniz has exhibited his work all over the world. Using unexpected materials to create portraits, landscapes and still lifes -- which he then photographs -- he delights in subverting a viewer's expectations.

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