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Finding books in the Library
Locating books on your topic will help you understand the full scope of your topic. You do not need to read the entire book, but you should read the chapters that are relevant and interesting to you that focus on a specific aspect of the topic. In right hand column are suggestions for further reading on the topics assigned to this course.
Search the library catalog for print and online books. Check out these guides on how to use the library's catalog, OneSearch, to locate books and eBooks, and check out What is a Call Number? and eBooks for additional help in retrieving the books.
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Below are some suggestions of print and electronic books available in the library.
Color: A natural history of the palette by
Call Number: ND 1488 .F56 2004
Examining the physical materials that color the world, a freelance journalist explores the social, political, and cultural implications of color throughout history.
Color and Design by
Color and Design provides a comprehensive overview for scholars and an accessible text for students on a range of courses within design, fashion, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology and visual and material culture.
Black: The history of a color by
Call Number: BF 789 .C7 P3813 2008
The fascinating social history of the color black in Europe.
The Book of Black: Black holes, black death, black forest cake and other dark sides of life by
Call Number: BF 789 .C7 P53 2013
From the Black Hole of Calcutta to Black Sabbath, this quirky book explores curious, amusing, and important topics related to "black." Brief entries and 100 images examine aspects of fashion, philosophy, politics, and popular culture.
Blue: A history of a color by
Call Number: BF 789 .C7 P369 2001
Michel Pastoureau traces the changing meanings of blue from its rare appearances in prehistoric art to its international ubiquity today in blue jeans and Gauloises cigarette packs.
Green: The history of a color by
Call Number: BF 789 .C7 P39513 2014
Examining the evolving place of green in art, clothes, literature, religion, science, and everyday life.
Yellow: The History of a Color by
Call Number: BF 789 .C7 P37513 2019
From the acclaimed author of Blue, a beautifully illustrated history of yellow from antiquity to the present.
Red: The History of a Color by
Call Number: BF 789 .C7 P39813 2016
A beautifully illustrated visual and cultural history of the color red throughout the ages.