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You have many options when it comes to finding and using books. The Grafton Library Discovery Service (GLDYS), allows you to search for books and ebooks both here at Grafton library and in libraries around the world. If you're just looking for books, make sure to pay attention to the limiters on your search, because GLDYS also allows you to search for articles and video materials.
Temporis by Victoria CharlesArt Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting herself in the whirl of Jazz Age and the euphoria of the "Ann#65533;es Folles", the Gar#65533;onne with her linear shape reflects the architectural style of Art Deco: to the rounded curves succeed the simple and plain androgynous straight line...Architecture, painting, furniture and sculpture, dissected by the author, proclaim the druthers for sharp lines and broken angles. Although ephemeral, this movement keeps on influencing contemporary design.
Publication Date: 2012-01-05
Art of India by Vincent Arthur SmithIf the 'Palace of Love', otherwise known as the Taj Mahal, is considered to be the emblem of Mughal Art, it is by no means the sole representative. Characterised by its elegance, splendor, and Persian and European influences, Mughal Art manifests itself equally well in architecture and painting as in decorative art.
Publication Date: 2014-06-12
Art Nouveau by Jean LahorArt Nouveau gives a name to the decorative and architectural style developed in the 1880s and 1890s in the West. Born in reaction to the Industrial Revolution and to the creative vacuum it left behind, Art Nouveau was at the heart of a "renaissance" in the decorative arts. The primary objective of the movement was the creation of a new aesthetic of nature through a return to the study of natural subjects. In order to achieve this, artists such as Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Antoni Gaud#65533;, Jan Toorop, and William Morris favoured innovation in technique and novelty of forms.After its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1900, the trend continued and has inspired many artists ever since. Art Deco, the successor of Art Nouveau, appeared after World War II.
Publication Date: 2012-01-05
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Finding library books
Many books on Art will be in the N section of the library.
N: Fine Arts
N: Visual Arts
NC: Drawing, design, illustration
NE: Print media
NK: Decorative arts
NX: Arts in general
When looking in the catalog, make sure to take note if books are in the Oversize collection--oversize books are kept on a special shelf next to the N section.