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Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and
Jewelry: A Research Guide
The Art & Architecture Collection has a number of outstanding publications on jewelry history and technique. The department's holdings include dictionaries & encyclopedias, historical surveys, exhibition catalogs, handbooks and manuals. Relevant trade periodicals, directories, and scholarly journals can be found here as well as in the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL). In addition, Art & Architecture also has some unique antique plate books of original jewelry designs. Over the years, the department has been able to build a premier jewelry book and periodicals collection.
The Art & Architecture Collection is noted for its remarkable holdings in design and the decorative arts. In addition to materials that came from the original Astor, Tilden and Lenox family libraries, key works were acquired throughout the early twentieth-century. Materials are collected in English and Western European languages.
The following bibliography is a guide to some of the more significant titles in our collection. It serves as an introduction to the best information on the topic, and as a starting point for searching the Library's catalog for additional materials. For more extended research advice, please ask for further assistance at the Reference Desk in Room 300.
Content prepared by Paula A. Baxter and Matilde Herrero.