Melvil Decimal System: 709.77
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Landscape design; City planning
Graphic arts and decorative arts ; design
Printmaking and prints
Amusements and Recreation
Theory And Instruction
Dictionaries And Encyclopedias
Education And Research
Biography And History
Other Geographic Classifications
Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
South Central U.S.
West Coast U.S.
Works under MDS 709.77
- Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision, 1925-1950 by Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Sacred Spaces & Other Places: A Guide to Grottos & Sculptural Environments in the Upper Midwest by Lisa Stone
- Reclamation & Transformation: Three Self Taught Chicago Artists by Tom Patterson
- Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations by Randy Mason
- Chicago Modern, 1893-1945: Pursuit of the New by Elizabeth Kennedy
- Selected Works from The Dayton Art Institute Permanent Collection by Dayton Art Institute
- Transformations in Cleveland art, 1796-1946 : community and diversity in early modern America by William H. Robinson
- Urban Art Chicago: A Guide to Community Murals, Mosaics, and Sculptures by Olivia Gude
- The Old Guard and the Avant-Garde: Modernism in Chicago, 1910-1940 by Sue Ann Prince
- The Cincinnati Wing: Story Of Art In the Queen City (Ohio Bicentennial) by Julie Aronson
- Design in America: The Cranbrook vision, 1925-1950 by Andrea P.A.; Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Connecting the Dots: Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project (Painted Turtle) by Tyree Guyton
- Art, Crafts, and Architecture in Early Illinois by Betty I. Madden
- Painting and Sculpture in Minnesota, 1820-1914 by Rena Neumann Coen
- The Heidelberg Project: A Street of Dreams by Linda K. McLean
- Backyard Visionaries: Grassroots Art in the Midwest by Barbara Brackman
- Minnesota 1900: Art and Life on the Upper Mississippi, 1890-1915 (The Ameridan Arts) by Michael Conforti
- Creative Essence: Cleveland's Sense Of Place (Cleveland Artists Foundations Dialogue) by Nina Freedlander Gibans
- Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis by Liesl Olson
- Mirages of memory : 200 Years of Indiana Art, Volume I by Indianapolis Museum of Art
- Artists of Grand Rapids, 1840-1980 by J. Gray Sweeney
- Mississippi panorama: the life and landscape of the Father of Waters and its great tributary, the Missouri by City Art Museum of St. Louis.,
- Monster Roster : existentialist art in postwar Chicago by John Corbett
- Art and beauty in the heartland : the story of the Eagle's Nest Camp at Oregon, Illinois, 1898-1942 by Jan Stilson
- Outsider Art: an Exploration of Chicago Collections. by Barbara Freeman
- A guide to Art Smart, Indiana by Susan O. Chavers
- Chicago: Some Other Traditions by Trent Myers
- Alternative traditions in the contemporary arts : subjugated knowledges and the balance of power by Estera Milman
- Painters of the Great Lakes scene: Highlights from the Inlander Collection of Great Lakes regional painting by Dennos Museum Center
- Artists of early Michigan : a biographical dictionary of artists native to or active in Michigan, 1701-1900 by Arthur Hopkin Gibson
- Institutions and Imaginaries (School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago Social Practice History Series) by Stephanie Smith
- Compendium 2012: Art Department Faculty Exhibition by n/a
- Wisconsin Triennial: A Survey of Contemporary Art in the State of Wisconsin by Wisconsin Triennial
- German-American Artists in Early Milwaukee: A Biographical Dictionary by Peter Merrill
- Indiana influence : the golden age of Indiana landscape painting, Indiana's modern legacy : an inaugural exhibition of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 8 April-24 June 1984 by William H. Gerdts
- Indiana University Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art : guide to the collection by David A. Brenneman
- 50 Jahre New Bauhaus : Bauhausnachfolge in Chicago by Peter Hahn
- Ohio Art and Artists by Edna Maria Clark
- Connections: Ohio Artists Abroad by Susan R. (editor) Channing
- The Chicago Art Scene by Ivy Sundell
- Cleveland Writers on Cleveland Artists by Elizabeth McClelland
- Recent acquisitions : a selection of works acquired by the Illinois State Museum during the past two years by Illinois State Museum.
- High style & vernacular : Ohio furniture, decorative arts, and craftsmen, 1800-1850 by Catherine McQuaid Steiner
- 2008 University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department Faculty Exhibition (Chazen Museum of Art Catalogs) by University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point: Communication Art Center
- WARM, a landmark exhibition by Women's Art Registry of Minnesota.,
- Open Studios; The Guide to Kansas City Artists by Kansas City Artists Coalition
- Robert E Smith : paintings, drawings, poems, and stories
- The Long Island collections : a century of art, 1880-1980 : April 20 - July 18, 1982, Nassau Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY by Constance Schwartz
- A guide to Depression era art in Illinois post offices by Mary Emma Thompson
- The Spencer collection of American art : an exhibition of works for sale : June 13-29, 1990 by Ralph Spencer
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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