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Art Basic Reference: Surveys Historical

Classic Historical Surveys

Broad Histories

Bearden, Romare. History of African-American Artists from 1792 to the Present. New York: Pantheon Books, 1993.
FA-REF-4 N6538 .N5 B38 1993

Hults, Linda C. The Print in the Western World: an Introductory History. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.
FA-REF-4 NE400 .H79 1996

Feldman, Edmund Burke. Varieties of Visual Experience. New York: Abrams, 1992.
FA-REF-4 N71 .F42 1992B

Fine, Elsa Honig. Women and Art: a History of Women Painters and Sculptors from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Montclair, N.J.: Allanheld & Schram, 1978.
FA-REF-4 N43 .F56

Janson, H.W. and Rosenblum, Robert. 19th Century Art. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. and New York: Prentice-Hall and Abrams, 1984.
FA-REF-4 N6425 .N4 R65 1984B

Janson, H.W. History of Art. New York: Abrams, 1997.
FA-REF-4 N5300 .J3 1997

Meggs, Phillip B. History of Graphic Design. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998.
FA-REF-4 Z244.5 .M42 1991

Patton, Sharon, F. African-American Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
FA-REF-4 N6538 .N5 P38 1998

Stokstad, Marilyn, Art History. New York: Abrams, 2nd edition, 2002.
FA-REF-4 N5300 .S923 2002;2005. Earlier editions in other locations (check library catalog)

Thompson, Kristin and Bordwell, David. Film History: an Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.
FA-REF-4 PN1993.5 .A1 T45 1994

Whitcomb, Chris. Art History Resources on the Web.
Text and images from pre-history to the present. Very extensive free-web resource.

Vaughan, William and Cachin, Francois. Arts of the 19th Century. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998, 1999. First published as L'art du XIXe Siecle, Editions Citadelles & Mazenod, Paris.
FA-REF-4 N6757 .V38 1999
Vol. 1: 1780-1850 Vol. 2: 1850-1905

Visona, Monica Blackmun A History of Art in Africa. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001.
FA-REF-4 N7380 .H54 2001

20th Century

Arnason, H. Harvard.
History of modern art : painting, sculpture, architecture, photography
HUNT FA-REF-4  N6490 .A713 2010

Joachimides, Christos M. and Rosenthal, Norman, ed. The Age of Art: Modernism in the 20th Century. Berlin: Zeitgeitst-Geselschaft E.V.; Ostfildern-Ruit: G. Hatje, 1997.
FA-REF-4 N6494 .M64 A34 1997

Joachimides, Christos M. and Rosenthal, Norman, ed. American Art in the 20th Century: Painting and Sculpture, 1913-1993. Munich: Prestel; New York: Te Neues, 1993.
FA-REF-4 ND212 .A45 1993

Walther, Ingo F. Art of the 20th Century. Koln and New York: Taschen, 1998. (2 Vols.)
FA-REF-4 N6490 .A717 1998

Curtis, Penelope. Sculpture 1900-1945: After Rodin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
FA-REF-4 735 C98s
Sculpture in Europe and the United States.

Barnitz, Jacqueline. Twentieth Century Art of Latin America. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001.
FA-REF-4 N6502.5 .B36 2001

Powell, Richard J. Black Art: A Cultural History. London: Thames and Hudson, 2002.
FA-REF-4 N6538 .N5 P64 2002