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WU Senior Theses in Art History
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Major Art History Reference Books
Dictionary of Art
Call Number: Ref N 31 .D5 1996
The only comprehensive art reference work in the world. It covers all the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990’s in 34 volumes. This is also available online as Grove Art Online
The Oxford Companion to Western Art by
Call Number: HAT Reference N33 .O923 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Contains entries on artists and their works, styles and movements, art forms and art terms. This is also available online
Dictionary of Subject and Symbols in Art
Call Number: Ref. N7560 .H34 1974
Publication Date: 2007
Emphasizes Christian and classical subject matter from western art of the Renaissance and later. Greek and Roman mythology, classical heroes, legends and ancient history are also included.
Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography
Call Number: Ref. N 7565 .E53 1998
Compares the uses of iconographic themes from mythology, the Bible and other sacred texts, literature, and popular culture in works of art through various periods, cultures, and genres.
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