The purpose is to support teaching and research up to and including the masterís level in Studio Art and the masterís level in Art History as part of the Master of Art - Humanities major. A MA/MFA program in visual studies is offered jointly by Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University and utilizes the resources of both universities. Other programs having an interest in one or more areas of art are computer science, history, humanities, philosophy, theatre, womenís studies, and urban studies. Related collection development policies would be in history, humanities and philosophy. The growth and development goals of this collection policy are to bring the collection at least to the listed collection levels.
Languages: English is the primary language of the collection but books published in French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish are purchased in the original language when English translation is not available. Books published in other languages are purchased selectively.
Chronological Guidelines: No limitations.
Geographical Guidelines: No limitations. While art of the Americas and Western European art (including Greek, Roman, and Egyptian) are emphasized, no geographical area is excluded.
Treatment of Subject: Although scholarly treatments of a subject are emphasized, there is some variation in what is needed for Art Studio and Art History:
Date of Publication: Emphasis is on current books, but retrospective buying is important, especially in art history.
Other General Considerations:
Design: Fundamentals, principles, elements, ornament, decorative motifs, styles.
Media: Includes drawing, painting, sculpture, prints and printmaking.
Iconography: Art of representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation.
History and Criticism of Art: Development and critical appraisal of works in all media, all styles and movements, and all geographical areas. History and criticism of architecture.
DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS:
Crafts: Includes fibers, metalsmith and jewelry.
Graphic Arts: Typography, design, books and publishing, illustration, color, computer animation, computer imaging, video.
Photography: Fundamentals, photojournalism, photographic printmaking.
Art Education: Elementary, middle, and secondary art education.
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Museums, Galleries, Private Collections: Includes restoration and conservation, guides, catalogs of collections.
|LC CLASS||SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS||COLLECTION CODE||COMMENTS|
|N1-9165||Visual Arts (General)||3b||Emphasis in history of art, art criticism, and religious art|
|NA1-9428||Architecture||3b||Emphasis on history of architecture|
|NC1-1850||Drawing, Design, Graphic arts||3b||Emphasis on drawing technique, Old masters, graphic design|
|NK1-9955||Decorative arts, Applied arts||3|
|NX1-820||Arts in general||3|
|TT1-926||Handicrafts, Arts and crafts||3a|
|Z116ó 276||Printing, bookbinding||3a|
Bibliographer: Lynda Erickson