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Latin American Art & Architecture Research Guide

Latin American Art and Architecture Research Guide

Find Art & Architecture books at the Latin American Library

Use these tabs ↑ to explore different ways to search for books.

Search our collections by typing keywords directly into this search box below, or try an Advanced Search in our library catalog.  New to the library?  Here are some Search Tips.





Books are assigned Subject Headings (controlled vocabulary keywords) when cataloged.   Click on different Subject Heading searches below to try it out.  Interested in Art -- Cuban?  Try switching up the country and region specific words below to match up these suggested searches with your own interests.         

Art, Latin American
City planning --Latin America
Cuba --Buildings, structures, etc
Arts, Brazilian -- 20th century
Art criticism -- Latin America
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) --Argentina
Concrete Art -- Brazil


Established artists and architects often have their own Subject Headings:

Chambi, Martin, 1891-1973

Botero, Fernando, 1932-

Niemeyer, Oscar, 1907-2012

Books are purposefully placed next to their like-minded neighbors.  Found a book of interest?  Look at the books around it!  Below you can browse subject specific call number ranges:

Latin American Architecture .......................... NA702.5
Latin American Art (general) and by country...............N6550-N6738

Latin American sculpture by country................. NB250-NB439                          
Latin American painting by country..........................  ND250-ND439                          
Latin American printmaking ....................................NE544-NE590               

Are you interested in a book that we don't have?  Sign in (with your Tulane ID and password) to Tulane's Interlibrary Loan and request the book!  Another library will mail it to us so that you can borrow it.  

Inter-Library Loan is free service.  In addition to books, you can order photocopies of journal articles, microfilm, dissertations and theses as well as government documents.  Questions?  Write the Inter Library Loan department at ill@tulane.edu.

Interested in searching for library material across the country and the world?  WorldCat searches library catalogs from over 72,00 libraries worldwide.  

Head to worldcat.org or search below by entering in title, subject or author.  Find something you like?  Order it via Inter-Library Loan


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