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Guides & Tutorial, Pao-yue Kong Library, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Appreciation of Art & Design

Introduction

Art and design is a fundamental dimension of human life, which intend to stimulate our senses as well as our mind, and transmit emotions or ideas. The Guide provides you with the resources that help develop your love and understanding of art. 

Art in Different Regions

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Art -- China -- Hong Kong
  • Art -- China
  • Art, Asian
  • Art, American
  • Art, English
  • Art, French
  • Art, Greek
  • Art, European
  • Art, African

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Sculpture

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Sculpture -- General Works
  • Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States
  • Monuments
  • Sculpture -- Exhibitions
  • Sculpture -- Technique
  • Portrait sculpture
  • Monument

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Painting

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Painting -- General work
  • Human figure in art
  • Landscape painting
  • Marine painting
  • Zoological illustration
  • Watercolor painting
  • Mural painting

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Photography

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography of children
  • Photography of families
  • Photography of interiors
  • Photography of sports
  • Photographer
  • Photography -- Digital techniques
  • Photography of men
  • Wildlife photography

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Music

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Music appreciation
  • Classical music
  • Computer music
  • Opera
  • Musicals
  • Jazz
  • Popular music
  • Rock music
  • Folk music

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Architecture

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Architecture -- General Works
  • Architecture -- Aesthetics
  • Architectural design
  • Architectural photography
  • Digital Image Database -- Hong Kong Architecture
  • Light in architecture
  • Water in landscape architecture

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Drawing, Design, Illustration

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Drawing -- General Works
  • Drawing -- Technique
  • Digital Image Database -- Art Exhibitions
  • Graphic arts
  • Commercial art
  • Illustration of books 

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Decorative Arts

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Interior decoration
  • Furniture
  • Ceramics
  • Glass art
  • Art metal-work
  • Carpets
  • Tapestry

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Fashion

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Fashion -- General Work
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion photography
  • Fashion shows

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Theatre / Drama

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Drama -- General Works
  • American drama
  • English drama
  • Theater -- General Works
  • Theater -- China -- Hong Kong
  • Theater -- United States
  • Acting

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Dance

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
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  • Ballet
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Jazz dance
  • Modern dance
  • Folk dancing

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