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Visual Arts: Books

A guide to information resources for Fine Arts and Art History.

Getting started

Library staff can help you with searching the catalogue, placing a reserve and accessing your library account.

Palmerston North Library

Wairarapa Library

Whanganui Library

Online help

Library staff can also order books from other libraries for you to loan see here for more information.

UCOL Library Catalogue

Useful shelf numbers

Use these Dewey (shelf) numbers in the UCOL Library.

Painting

751 – Materials and techniques of painting

751.45 – Oils

752 – Principals of colour, theory, perception

757.9 – Portrait painting

758.193 – New Zealand landscape painting

759 – History of painting

759.06 – Contemporary Painting

Photography

770 – Photography

770.1 – Critical Theory in Photography

770.28 – Photographic Techniques

770.9 – History of Photography

771 – Techniques, Procedures, Equipment   

772.1776.09 – Alternative Processes

778.3 – Digital Photography

Glass

748 – Glass

748.092 – Glass Art

748.2 – Glass Artists

748.2028 – Glass Techniques

748.29 – Glass Collections/Conferences

748.5 – Stained Glass/Glass History

748.82 – Glass Bottles to Paperweights

Drawing

720. 9 – Western architecture

741.092 – Specific artist’s drawings

741.2 – Guides to drawing

741.5 – Comic and cartoon drawing

742 – Basic perspective

743.4 – Human anatomy drawing

743.6 – Animal anatomy drawing

Sculpture

731.2 – Clay sculpture

731.4 – Encyclopaedias of sculpture

731.43 – Mould making and casting

735.23 – Modern sculpture

736.4 – Wood carving/ Maori carving

738 – History of ceramics/ international

738.30993 – New Zealand Pottery

Printmaking

760 – Graphic Arts

760.28 – Techniques, Procedures

763 – Lithography

767 – Etching and Drypoint

769.94 – Printmakers

769.951 – Japanese/Chinese Printmaking

769.993 – New Zealand Printmakers

Required and recommended texts

For a complete list of required and recommended textbooks for visual art programmes, please refer to your specific programmes handbook. Programme handbooks can be found here.