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Contemporary & Modern Art: Books

Resources for the study of Modern and Contemporary Art, the period encompassing roughly the 20th and 21st centuries.

Modern and Contemporary Art Books

For a more detailed method of finding books in the Online Catalog, see the Art, Design, and Art History guide. 

Most art books are found in the Library of Congress call number N section. Modern and Contemporary Art encompasses all forms of fine art, design, architecture, craft, film, dance, music, and theater, so you may be browsing other sections of the library.

Modern Art Books on the Shelves

Contemporary Art Books on the Shelves

Ebooks + Online reference

Need to define an art term, artistic period, or theory? Use reference sources!

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Jstor offers a variety of open access ebooks. Check this database to see if there are any books on the contemporary or modernism.