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Art Resources

Guide to art resources at UH

Key Resources: Painting

 The elements of color; a treatise on the color system of Johannes Itten, based on his book The art of color. Edited, and with a foreword and evaluation, by Faber Birren. Translated by Ernst van Hagen.     The lives of the painters/ [by] John Canaday.     Vitamin P : new perspectives in painting : Tomma Abts, Franz Ackermann, Nader Ahriman ... / [contributors, Thomas Bayrle ... and others ; introduction by Barry Schwabsky].  Modern painters. 

The Arcihtecture, Design, and Art Library houses thousands of books, videos, journals, and other resources on painters and painting.  See call number ranges below to identify a specific subject or technique.                                                                                            



Painting Videos

 The Architecture, Art and Design Library contains an extensive collection of DVD's on painters, painting techniques, and masterworks, including Rothko's Rooms, Gerhard Richter Painting, and Painters Painting: a Candid History of the New York Art Scene, 1940-1970. Patrons may browse this collection in person or search the catalog for examples.

There are also nearly 1000 streaming videos on the visual arts on the library's streaming server, which may be accessed through the catalog.

Art supplies

Students may borrow non-consumable art & design supplies from the library. Students may check-out these items at the service desk or ask a staff member for assistance.

Supply List:

  • T-squares
  • Architectural rulers
  • Choppers
  • Drafting ruler sets
  • Drawing boards
  • X-ACTO knife sets