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ART 433: Asian Art (Bavelli)

Library Resources for Asian Art Research

Toyo, Sesshu. Landscape of the Four Seasons. 16th century, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. ARTstor. Web. 28 October 2014.
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Most art books are on the 3rd floor of the Miller Center Library.

Art book call numbers start with:
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NC = drawing, design, illustration
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NE = print media
NK = decorative arts
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