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Art - Installation Art

See also our Performance Art and Modern Art research guides. 


Finding books, exhibition catalogs, and magazine articles about Installation Art can be tricky since it goes by many names.  Here are some tips to find materials about Installation Art in OBIS and ARTbibliographies MODERN.

Books & exhibition catalogs (OBIS)

N 6494 .I56 for group shows and overviews (not specific artists)

For a specific artists use keyword

Try the following as "subject" searches in OBIS:

Or combine the above in "keyword" searches; for example:

(Conceptual or Installations) and Art

(Environment or Earthworks) and Art

Finding journal articles

Use ARTbibliographies MODERN (ABM) to find journal articles as well as books and exhibition catalogs about 19th and 20th century art.

Search specific artists by name.

Select "all Subject Indexing" then enter one of the following:

  • Installation art
  • Site-specific works
  • Public art
  • Environmental art
  • Conceptual art

Journals covering installation art

Barb Prior, Librarian

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Barbara Prior
Clarence Ward Art Library
Allen Art Building
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