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Ebooks related to branding in art and design

Design Philosophy 

Recently published resources about the philosophy of design

Design and Decorative Arts 

Recently published ebooks related to the history of design


This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world.

Centre for Australian Art

Australian prints and printmaking.

Rijksmuseum Collection

Rijksmuseum is one of the world’s most renowned art museums.

NY Public Library

The New York Public Library digital collections.

Access Ceramics

A growing collection of contemporary ceramics images by recognised artists.

Flickr Commons

The world's public photo archives.


The Museum of Modern Art collection; almost 200,000 works of modern and
contemporary art.

Vitra Design Museum

Information on important designers; including the history of significant furniture manufacturers.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress prints and photographs collection.

Anatomy Zone

Top quality anatomy images and videos, an excellent reference for sketching.

The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Department of Botany. 

Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago's department of Architecture and Design.

Design databases

Library Search

Search the library catalogue by title, author, keyword or general subject area.

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APA Referencing Tool is your guide for APA 7th style referencing, with examples for both in-text citations and reference lists.

New Items

The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Sara B. Marcketti  and Elena E. Karpova  (2021),

Making Disability Modern: Design Histories

Elizabeth Guffey and Bess Williamson

Design: The Key Concepts

D.J.Huppatz (2020)

Designing Smart Objects in Everyday Life

by  Marco C. Rozendaal, Betti Marenko and William Odom (2021)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design, Volume 1

Haruhiko Fajito & Christine Guth (2020)

Atari Design

Raiford Guins (2020)