Before the internet, the library stacks were a great place for artists to immerse themselves in ideas and look for inspiration. Come to think of it, they still are. Here's how:
Check out books in the following call numbers, either in the main stacks or in the oversize stacks. All N call numbers in the main stacks are on Level 2 of the library, while you'll find TR and all oversize books on Level 3.
N Visual arts
NC Drawing, Design, Illustration
NE Print media
NK Decorative arts
NX Arts in general
Here are some tips to help you use the library catalog (LINUS) to find books with images in the library:
Digital Collections at LMU has collections of digitized materials, like photographs and postcards, that might be useful in your research.
The Department of Archives and Special Collections has many works of art and historical artifacts in its holdings. These include paintings, prints, sculpture, religious vestments, movie props, an ancient battle helmet and many other items.
These collections (and more!) are here for you to use!