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ART 240 (Global Encounters in Art) Course Guide: Find Books and eBooks

This guide is intended to help students in ART 240 find resources for their research.

Some eBooks for ART 240

Speaking of Objects

The Language of Beauty in African Art

Affect, Emotion, and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires : New Studies in Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Art and Culture

Rarities of These Lands: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Dutch Republic

Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds

From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from the Stuart Cary Welch Collection 

The Persian Album: 1400-1600

Art of India

Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821

Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Exploration

Dutch Art

Exiled in Modernity: Delacroix, Civilization, and Barbarism

James McNeill Whistler

Japonisme in Britain: Whistler, Menpes, Henry, Hornel and Nineteenth-century Japan

A King's Book of Kings: The Shah-nameh of Shah Tahmasp

The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256–1353

Masterpieces of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 11, The Islamic World

Mughal Occidentalism : Artistic Encounters Between Europe and Asia at the Courts of India, 1580-1630

Persian Art: Image Making in Eurasia

Persian Tiles

Prints and People: A Social History of Printed Pictures

Rethinking Japanese Modernism

Speaking of Spain: the Evolution of Race and Nation in the Hispanic World

Traditional African Art: an Illustrated Study

The Nomadic Object : the Challenge of World for Early Modern Religious Art

The Power of Gold

New eBook Collection! Art & Architecture ePortal

Finding More Books & eBooks

Search here for eBooks.


  • Surprisingly, ebooks can sometimes be easier to understand than highly specialized journal articles. You are looking for a good chapter, or even introduction, not an entire book to read! 
  • Combining the level of analysis you may find in a book with the analysis found in an article makes your research not only easier but more interesting.
  • Search using words that might appear in the title, summary or subjects of a book.
  • Try searching for artist's names rather than specific artworks.
  • Try broadening your search to the artistic movement they are associated with, the time period, the genre (eg "casta paintings"), or their country of origin.
  • Use the table of contents and "Search within" tool in an ebook to identify a useful chapter or section.

Some Books for Art 240

Household Servants and Slaves: A Visual History, 1300-1700

Location: 704.94964 WOL 2022

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

Location: 709.544 JAS 2018 

The Art and Architecture of Islam (1250-1800)

Location: 709.17671 BLA 1994

Art, Commerce, and Colonialism: 1600 - 1800

Location: 709.40903 ART 2017

Art Beyond the West: The Arts of the Islamic World, India and Southeast Asia, Chine, Japan and Korea, The Pacific, Africa and the Americas

Location: 709 KAM 2013

Civilisation and Nineteenth-Century Art: A European Concept in Global Context

Location: 709.034 CIV 2016

Art in an Age of Counterrevolution: 1815 - 1848

Location: 701.03 BOI 2004 v.3

From the Land of the Ottoman Sultans

Location: 709.651 FRO 2004

The Divine Within: Art and Living Culture of India and South Asia

Location: 709.54 KRI 2005

Southeast Asian Art and Culture: Ideas, Forms, and Societies

Location: 700.959 ROX 2005

Arts of the Pacific Islands

Location: 709.95 DAL 2010