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course reserves & InfoKat

For Course Reserves, search by the course number or professor's name in InfoKat.  The books are located in the Reserve Room, to the left of the service desk in the Fine Arts Library.

art & art history databases

Grove Dictionary of Art is contained within Oxford Art Online.


Little Library Art Collection

The Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library has a unique collection of artwork.  Made possible by generous donors, the collection includes contemporary work by artists who are local or have connections to Kentucky.  Artists represented are:

Dobree Adams, Jane Burch Cochran, Darryl Davis, Marjorie Guyon, Harlan Hubbard, Ron Isaacs, Eric Johnson, K.R. Johnson, Bow Hutcheson Kulp, Marianna McDonald, Fay Moore, M.S. Rezny, John Tuska, Russell Weedman, LaVon Van Williams, and Albert Wong.

Raisin' Rent, by LaVon Van Williams, photograph by James Burgett

There is also a collection of Japanese woodblock prints and woodblock reproductions.  Hasui, Hiroshige and Hokusai are among the artists featured.

The Yomei Gate at Nikko in the Snow,
by Kasamatsu Shiro, photograph by James Burgett

 UK faculty from the past are represented in the collection


Print by Janis Sternbergs                              "Thun", ink drawing by Clifford Amyx

Harlan Hubbard Image Collection

The Harlan Hubbard Image Collection consists of over 1,000 digital images of paintings by Harlan Hubbard.  For access to this database, contact Meg Shaw. 

More information.


Atchafalaya River, 1952


    writing about art

    Cover Art
    How to Write about Contemporary Art - Gilda Williams
    Call Number: N 7476 .W544 2014
    ISBN: 9780500291573
    Publication Date: 2014-10-14
    How to Write About Contemporary Art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Invaluable for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers, the book first navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language. Brimming with practical tips that range across the complete spectrum of art-writing, the second part of the book is organized around its specific forms, including academic essays; press releases and news articles; texts for auction and exhibition catalogues, gallery guides and wall labels; op-ed journalism and exhibition reviews; and writing for websites and blogs.In counseling the reader against common pitfalls--such as jargon and poor structure--Gilda Williams points instead to the power of close looking and research, showing how to deploy language effectively; how to develop new ideas; and how to construct compelling texts. More than 30 illustrations throughout support closely analysed case studies of the best writing, in Source Texts by 64 authors, including Claire Bishop, Thomas Crow, T.J. Demos, Okwui Enwezor, Dave Hickey, John Kelsey, Chris Kraus, Rosalind Krauss, Stuart Morgan, Hito Steyerl, and Adam Szymczyk.Supplemented by a general bibliography, advice on the use and misuse of grammar, and tips on how to construct your own contemporary art library, How to Write About Contemporary Art is the essential handbook for all those interested in communicating about the art of today.




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