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Art History Research Guide

This guide includes pointers to both print and online resources provided by the PCC Library at Pasadena City College.

Art Books at the PCC Library

These are just some of the Art History books available at the PCC Library.
Below each list of books is a link that will take you to our library catalog
for additional titles in that subject area.

Search books, articles and more: the PCC Library Catalog

A single search box covers our catalog of books and DVDs, as well as a large number of the periodical articles in our collection. You can search All, or you can use the tabs above the search box to narrow your search to Articles or Books.

Start your search here!

Books and Call Numbers for Art

The search box above includes a database of books, media and course reserves located in the library's collection. To find resources in the library by subject, you will need a call number. 

Our older books are on the library's Upper Level. The number sections below can be used to find books on these topics in the Arts.

700s The Arts                      740  Drawing

709  Art History                  750  Painting

720  Architecture                760  Graphic Arts

730  Sculpture                      770  Photography


On the Main Level of the library, you will find books in the Fine Arts section “N”.

N  Art History

NA  Architecture

NB  Sculpture

NC  Drawing, Design, Illustration

ND Painting

NE  Print media

NK  Decorative arts