IDEA 301 Foundations of Project Development: Creative Inspiration and Example Projects

Books for creative inspiration

Looking at books is a great way to discover projects similar to yours in theme, scope, or structure. Museum catalogs, for example, often include hundreds of different works that may all be collected around a similar theme, geographic area, or style. A monograph about a single artist may illustrate for you ways in which that artist is grappling with ideas related to yours. 

If you are trying to locate books related to a particular theme or about a particular topic, use the library catalog search box below and search using keywords related to your topic. Results will include all books with your search term(s) in the record. 

Art research databases

Art-specific research databases can also help you find articles about artists or work that may be relevant to your project. Like with books, search using relevant keywords and see what you discover! 

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