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Studio Art Library Resources: Sculpture & Ceramics

A short description of the collections, tools, and research help available to Studio Art enthusiasts.

Sculpture Books

Tips on Studying Sculpture & Ceramics

Reference Texts: (for lookup in the catalog)

  • Sculpture:
    • The Encyclopedia of Sculpture, edited by Antonia Boström. NB198 .E53 2004
    • Seemanns Lexikon der Skulptur: Bildhauer, Epochen, Themen, Techniken, by Stefan Dürre.  NB50 .D877 2007 (in German)
    • Looking at European Sculpture: A Guide to Technical Terms,  Jane Bassett and Peggy Fogelman.  NB50 .B37 1997
  • Ceramics:
    • The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques, by Frank and Janet Hamer.  TT919.5 .H35 1997
    • An Illustrated Dictionary of Ceramics, by George Savage.  NK3780.S3
    • Encyclopedia of Pottery and Porcelain: The 19th and 20th Centuries, by Elizabeth Cameron.  NK3900.C35.

Journals and E-Journals:

  • Sculpture:
    • Sculpture.  (1999-present) Includes criticism of contemporary sculpture as well as technical discussions of materials and techniques.  (Available in print at Marquand from 1990-present.--NB1 .S487)
    • The Sculpture Journal. (2008-present)  A scholarly/academic journal on post-classical sculpture and commemorative monuments.  (Available in print at Marquand--NB1 .S38.)
  • Ceramics:
    • Ceramics Technical. (1999-present) Focuses on international ceramics art, technological developments, and historical context of ceramics. 
    • Ceramics Art and Perception. (1998-present) Covers trends and history of contemporary ceramics.
    • Pottery Making Illustrated. (12002-present) Articles on all technical aspects of making pottery: throwing, hand-building, firing, etc.

These journals are specifically devoted to drawing, but there's lots of other art periodicals that have articles about drawing. Learn how to search databases.

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Ceramics Books