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ARTH 1109: Clues to Seeing: Public Art


Find Books

This guide will lead you to the scholarly resources needed to complete your assignment on Public Art

Books Beyond Boston College

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Books may be requested through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department by submitting your request through “Your Account” on Holmes.

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Resources at Boston College

Look for resources at Boston College by searching Holmes, the Libraries discovery tool.
You may need to approach the subject from several directions:

for example, try a keyword search like  "memor*  to find information on memorials or memory  or memories

 Search for books about the architect or architectural firm or designer.

Frederick Law Olmsted or McKim, Mead & White

 Search for books with the subject headings:

Boston  ( Mass .)    Buildings ,  structures ,  etc  or Architecture   Massachusetts  Boston  History

This may seem obvious, but do not forget to use the bibliographies found in your text books and the books on reserve for your course.

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To help you select appropriate titles or find relevant chapters, click "Check Here for Additional Information"  from the Details view.

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And you can view summaries, Tables of Contents and a critical review from Choice magazine.

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Nina Bogdanovsky

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Boston College