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Scandinavian Studies Guide: Art & Design

Architecture & Art Library

For more resources on Scandinavian architecture, art and design, visit the Architecture & Art Library.

Useful Subject Headings

Below are some examples of subject searches you can use to find books at UIUC on Scandinavian art and design.  These subject headings become more narrowly focused from left to right. For example, "Arts, Scandinavian" will return more books than if you search "Arts, Scandinavian -- 19th century."  The latter will have more precise results.

  • Arts, Scandinavian -- 19th century
  • Art, Scandinavian -- 20th century
  • Nationalism and art -- Sweden -- History
  • Painters -- Denmark -- Biography
  • Arts, Finnish -- 19th-20th centuries

To conduct a subject search in the Library Catalog Advanced Search, use the following steps:

  1. Visit the Advanced Search.
  2. Under "Search Filters," select "Subject" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Type your search term(s) on the line.
  4. Click the green "Search" link in the lower right corner.

You can find additional subject headings in the Subject section of the record for a book you are interested in.

Books at the Library

Books on Scandinavian art and design are held in various locations throughout the University Library system, most notably in the Art and Architecture Library and the Main Stacks.

The following books represent some key resources to get you started, but to find a more comprehensive list, use the subject terms on the left.

Interior Design

To find books on Scandiavian architecture and interior design, try the following subject headings:

  • Design -- Scandinavia
  • Interior decoration -- Scandinavia
  • Interior decoration -- Scandinavia -- History -- 20th century

Sample titles: