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Whether you are looking for inspiration or studying technique & process, here you will find the essence of the variety of sketchbooks available to you at Decker Library. The books selected are visual in nature - - exclusively written-word journals or diaries are not included -- and books focus on the visual artistic process. The jewels of the list are facsimiles of actual sketchbooks or journals.

The list also includes a few "how-tos," and collections of sketchbook examples -- from painting studies, drawings, notations of everyday life/observation to compilations thematically selected by editors, and catalogs of sketchbook exhibitions. The media include traditional forms like graphite on paper, but also photography and the spraypaint can of the graffiti artist.

Most of the books may be borrowed, while those with Reference or Cage locations are available for in-house viewing.



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Title: A Yorkshire Sketchbook
Author: Hockney, David
Call Number: N6797 .H63 A4 2012 Stacks Check shelf

Title: 1000 Journals Project
Author: Someguy
Call Number: PN 4390 .A15 Stacks Check shelf

Title: 365 Days
Author: Doucet, Julie
Call Number: PN 6733 .D68 J6813 2007 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Almanac
Author: Camp, Jeffery
Call Number: ND497 .C363 A4 2010 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Arboretum
Author: Byrne, David
Call Number: NC 139 .B97 A4 2006 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Armpit of the Mole
Author: Mechita, Myriam
Call Number: NC96 .A76 2005 Stacks Check shelf

Title: The Art Journal Workshop: Break Through, Explore, and Make It Your Own (with DVD)
Author: Bunkers, Traci
Call Number: TT157 .B815 2011 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Art Journals & Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression
Author: Soneff, Sharon
Call Number: RC 489.D5 S66 2008 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Artist's Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures
Author: Johnson, Cathy (Cathy A.)
Call Number: N7430 .J63 2011 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages
Author: Perrella, Lynne
Call Number: N7430.5 .P535 2004 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Book of dreams
Author: Fellini, Federico
Call Number: PN 1998.3 .F45 A3 2008 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Brave on the Rocks: if you don’t go, you don’t see
Author: Harrison, Sabrina Ward
Call Number: BF 637 .C5 H37 2001 Stacks Check shelf

Title: A Cézanne Sketchbook: Figures, Portraits, Landscapes, and Still Lifes
Author: Cézanne, Paul
Call Number: NC248 .C49 A4 1985 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Claes Oldenburg Drawings, 1959-1977: Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen Drawings, 1992-1998 in the Whitney Museum of American Art
Author: Lee, Janie C.
Call Number: NC139 .O5 A4 2002 Stacks Check shelf

Title: The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, 1906: a Facsimile Reproduction of a Naturalist's Diary
Author: Holden, Edith
Call Number: QH138 .W37 H6 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists
Author: Greenlees, Kay
Call Number: TT770 .G74 2005 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Creative Journal: the art of finding yourself
Author: Capacchione, Lucia
Call Number: BF 697 .C27 2001 Stacks Check shelf

Title: David Novros, fresco drawings: preparatory studies for a fresco executed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Summer 1977
Author: Novros, David
Call Number: NC 139 .N68 T4 Quarto Check shelf

Title: A Degas sketchbook
Author: Armstrong, Carol M.
Call Number: NC 248 .D44 A4 2000 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Degas: Space and Form
Author: Guillaud, Maurice
Call Number: N6853 .D44 G84 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Diario de Oaxaca
Author: Kuper, Peter
Call Number: F1391 .O12 K87 2009 Stacks Check shelf

Title: The Diary of Frida Kahlo : an intimate self-portrait
Author: Lowe, Sarah M.
Call Number: ND259 .K3 A2 1995 Stacks Check shelf

Title: A Disney Sketchbook
Author:
Call Number: NC1766 .U52 D5218 2012 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Drawing From Life: the Journal as Art
Author: New, Jennifer
Call Number: NC53 .N49 2005 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Drawing in Air: an Exhibition of Sculptor's Drawings, 1882-1982
Author: Knipe, Tony
Call Number: NC53 .K54 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Drawn In: A Peek Into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists
Author: Rothman, Julia
Call Number: NC53 .R68 2011 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Dreaming from the Journal Page : transforming the sketchbook to art
Author: Testa, Melanie
Call Number: TT896.3 .T465 2012 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Driven By Lemons
Author: Cotter, Joshua W.
Call Number: PN6727 .C678 D75 2009 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Edward Hopper: a journal of his work
Author: Hopper, Edward
Call Number: ND 237 .H75 A2 1997 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Egon Schiele Sketchbooks
Author: Nebehay, Christian Michael
Call Number: NC 245 .S35 N4 1989 Cage Check shelf

Title: Étant donnés: Manual of Instructions
Author: Duchamp, Marcel
Call Number: N6853 .D73 A65 2009 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Everyday Life
Author: Phelps, Danica
Call Number: NC139 .P453 A4 2005 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Everyday: a Yearlong Photo Diary
Author: Wolfe, Byron
Call Number: TR140 .W744 E9 2007 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Extraordinary Sketchbooks
Author: Stobart, Jane
Call Number: N7433.5 .S76 2011 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Fabergé, Lost and Found: the recently discovered jewelry designs from the St. Petersburg archives
Author: Snowman, A. Kenneth
Call Number: NK 7156 .F3 S62 1993 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Far journeys: photographs and notebooks
Author: Chatwin, Bruce
Call Number: TR140 .C437 F37 1993 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Fashion Designers Sketchbooks
Author: Davies, Hywel
Call Number: TT509 .D38 2010 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Francis Bacon: Working on Paper
Author: Gale, Matthew
Call Number: ND 497 .B33 A4 1999 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Frank Stella: Working Drawings, 1956-1970 = Zeichnungen
Author: Stella, Frank
Call Number: NC139 .S75 G4 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Freedom Wigs: Sketchbook Expressionism and Other Personal Things
Author: Rich, Martha
Call Number: N6537 .R48 A4 2006 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Fritz Wotruba
Author: Galerie Welz, Salzburg
Call Number: NC245 .W67 A1 Stacks Check shelf

Title: From the Sketchbooks of the Great Artists
Author: Marks, Claude
Call Number: NC 52 .M36 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Gary Panter
Author: Panter, Gary
Call Number: NC 975.5 .P35 A4 2008 v. 1-2 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Giacometti; a sketchbook of interpretive drawings
Author: Giacometti, Alberto
Call Number: NC 293 .G53 C3 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers
Author: Heller, Steven
Call Number: N7433.5 .H45 2010 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Henry Moore: Unpublished Drawings
Author: Moore, Henry
Call Number: NC242 .M66 M57 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook
Author: Moore, Henry
Call Number: NC242 .M66 A4 1980 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Iguana Bay 2.0
Author: Wendling, Claire
Call Number: NC 248 .W47 A4 2005 Stacks Check shelf

Title: An Illustrated Life: drawing inspiration from the private sketchbooks of [49]artists, illustrators and designers
Author: Gregory, Danny
Call Number: NC 53 .G74 2008 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Illustrated Notebooks, 1917-1955
Author: Braque, Georges
Call Number: ND 553 .B73 N6 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Intimate sketchbooks of G. Braque
Author: Braque, Georges
Call Number: NC 248 .B72 C3713 1955 Folio Check shelf

Title: Je suis le cahier: the sketchbooks of Picasso
Author: Picasso, Pablo
Call Number: NC 287 .P5 P32 Quarto, Reference Check shelf

Title: Jenny Read: in pursuit of art and life: the journals and letters of a young sculptor, San Francisco
Author: Read, Jenny
Call Number: NB 237 .R43 J4 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles: a Muppet Sketchbook
Author: Inches, Alison
Call Number: PN 1982 .H46 I53 2001 Quarto Check shelf

Title: John McCracken Sketchbook
Author: McCracken, John
Call Number: NB237 .M254 A4 2008 Cage Check shelf

Title: Journal of Inventions : Leonardo Da Vinci
Author: Bark, Jaspre
Call Number: N6923 .L46 B37 2008 Cage Check shelf

Title: The Journey is the Destination: the journals of Dan Eldon
Author: Eldon, Dan
Call Number: TR 140 .E495 A3 1997 Quarto, Cage Check shelf

Title: Julia Newberry's Sketch Book; or, The Life of Two Future Old Maids
Author: Mygatt, Tracy Dickinson
Call Number: NC139 .N48 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Kandinsky drawings
Author: Kandinsky, Wassily
Call Number: N 6999 .K36 B374 2006 Reference Check shelf

Title: Large Boston Public Garden sketchbook
Author: Prendergast, Maurice Brazil
Call Number: ND 1839 .P74 S9 1987 Folio Check shelf

Title: The Last Sketchbook
Author: Pollock, Jackson
Call Number: NC 139 .P65 L3 Cage Check shelf

Title: Lawrence Halprin Notebooks, 1959-1971
Author: Halprin, Lawrence
Call Number: SB470 .H35 A2 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Le Corbusier Sketchbooks
Author: Le Corbusier
Call Number: NC 248 .J4 A4 1981 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Leonardo da Vinci, Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Collection
Author: Leonardo, da Vinci
Call Number: NC257 .L46 A4 1977 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Leonardo da Vinci: The Codex Leicester--Notebook of a Genius
Author: Leonardo, da Vinci
Call Number: TC171 .L45 2000 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Leonardo's Notebooks
Author: Leonardo, ed. By H. Anna Suh
Call Number: N6923 .L33 A35 2009 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Lewis Miller, sketches and chronicles; the reflections of a nineteenth century Pennsylvania German folk artist
Author: Miller, Lewis
Call Number: ND 237 .M554 Y6 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Lickshot: a Photo Scrapbook
Author: Watts, Ben
Call Number: TR681 .Y6 W38 2009 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
Author: Lee, Alan
Call Number: NC 978.5 .L44 A4 2005 Cage Check shelf

Title: Moldovan /zeichnungen
Author: Moldovan, Kurt
Call Number: NC245 .M65 Stacks Check shelf

Title: The Multitude diaries
Author: Orr, Chris
Call Number: N 6797 .O72 A4 2008 Stacks Check shelf

Title: New York Notebook
Author: Rosenwald, Laurie
Call Number: F 128.18 .R67 2003 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Nocturnal Notebook
Author: Masson, André
Call Number: NC248 .M37 A3 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Notebook of William Blake: a Photographic and Yypographic Facsimile
Author: Blake, William
Call Number: PR4142 .A5 1977 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Notebooks of Edgar Degas: a catalogue of the thirty-eight notebooks in the Bibliothèque Nationale and other collections
Author: Degas, Edgar
Call Number: NC 248 .D44 R4 Reference Check shelf

Title: Notes in hand
Author: Oldenburg, Claes
Call Number: NC 139 .O5 N4 Cage Check shelf

Title: Other Animals: Drawings and Journals
Author: Cunningham, Merce
Call Number: NC139 .C86 A4 2002 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Paul Cezanne Sketchbook, 1875-1885
Author: Cézanne, Paul
Call Number: NC 248 .C49 S5 Cage Check shelf

Title: Paul Cézanne, Two Sketchbooks
Author: Cézanne, Paul
Call Number: NC 248 .C49 A4 1989 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Paul Cézanne: the Basel sketchbooks
Author: Gowing, Lawrence
Call Number: NC 248 .C49 G6 Stacks Check shelf

Title: The Primacy of Touch: the Drawings of Peter Milton: a Catalogue Raisonné
Author: Milton, Peter
Call Number: NC139 .M55 A4 1993 Stacks, Reference Check shelf

Title: Private notations: Artists' Sketchbooks II
Author: Philadelphia College of Art
Call Number: NC108 .P45 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Ralph Rapson: Sketches and Drawings from Around the World
Author: Rapson, Ralph
Call Number: NA2707 .R364 A4 2002 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Raw Art Journaling: Making Meaning, Making Art
Author: McDonald, Quinn
Call Number: TT149 .M36 2011 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Record 1974/1975
Author: Leaf, June
Call Number: N6537 .L427 A2 2010 Quarto Check shelf

Title: René Binet: from nature to form
Author: Binet, René
Call Number: N 6853 .B49 A4 2007 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Robert Motherwell: the Dedalus Sketchbooks
Author: Motherwell, Robert
Call Number: NC139 .M67 A4 1988 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Samuel Palmer: the sketchbook of 1824
Author: Palmer, Samuel
Call Number: NC 242 .P35 A4 2007 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Samuel Palmer's sketch-book, 1824
Author: Palmer, Samuel
Call Number: NC242.P35 B7 v. 1-2 Cage Check shelf

Title: Sara Midda's South of France: a Sketch Book
Author: Midda, Sara
Call Number: ND1942 .M5 A4 1990 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Sencilla Finale: Drawing scrawls, ideas, sketches, scribbles, and scratches by markers, ink and paint
Author: Wood, Ashley
Call Number: NC 371 .W66 A4 2006 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Seven Sketchbooks of Vincent van Gogh
Author: Wolk, Johannes van der
Call Number: NC 263 .G64 V3 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Show Your Tongue
Author: Grass, Günter
Call Number: PT2613 .R338 Z47 1989 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Sketch Book
Author: Hurd, Peter
Call Number: ND 237.H77 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Sketch book / Walt Disney: of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Author: Disney, Walt
Call Number: NC1766 .U52 D5218 1993 Quarto Check shelf

Title: A Sketchbook
Author: Schiele, Egon
Call Number: NC 1145 .S35 S55 v. 1-2 Cage Check shelf

Title: The Sketchbook Challenge : techniques, prompts, and inspiration for achieving your creative goals
Author: Bleiweiss, Sue
Call Number: NC730 .B543 2012 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Sketchbook Confidential: Secrets from the Private Sketches of Over 40 Master Artists
Author: Wissman, Pamela,
Call Number: N7433.5 .S48 2010 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt
Author: Villard, de Honnecourt
Call Number: NC248 .V55 B Stacks Check shelf

Title: Sketchbook: conceptual drawings from the world's most influential [35]designers
Author: O'Donnell, Timothy
Call Number: N 7433.5 .O36 2009 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Sketchbooks of Jocelyn Herbert
Author: Herbert, Jocelyn
Call Number: PN2096 .H47 A3 2011 Stacks Check shelf

Title: The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw
Author: Grimshaw, Nicholas
Call Number: NA997 .G75 A4 2009 Stacks Check shelf

Title: The Sketchbooks of Reginald Marsh
Author: Marsh, Reginald
Call Number: NC 139 .M377 L3 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Sketch-books: explore and store
Author: Robinson, Gillian
Call Number: N 350 .R553 1996 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Sketchbooks: the Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators & Creatives
Author: Brereton, Richard
Call Number: N7433.5 .B74 2009 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Sketchtravel
Author:
Call Number: N7433.3 .S57 2012 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Skizzenbuch
Author: Erni, Hans
Call Number: NC293 .E75 A3 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am
Author: Fanelli, Sara
Call Number: N6797 .F36 A4 2007 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Spilling Open: the Art of Becoming Yourself
Author: Harrison, Sabrina Ward
Call Number: BF697.5 .S43 H37 2000 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Street Sketchbook: Inside the Journals of International Street and Graffiti Artists
Author: Manco, Tristan
Call Number: N7433.5 .M36 2007 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Stuart Davis Sketchbooks
Author: Davis, Stuart
Call Number: NC 139 .D3946 A4 1986 Quarto Check shelf

Title: A Toulouse-Lautrec Sketchbook
Author: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
Call Number: NC248 .T68 A4 2004 Stacks Check shelf

Title: The Travel Sketches of Louis I. Kahn: an Exhibition … 1978-1979
Author: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Call Number: NC139 .K34 P4 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Turbulence: a Log Book
Author: Drescher, Henrik
Call Number: NC 975.5 .D67 A4 2001 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Turner's Early Sketchbooks; Drawings in England, Wales and Scotland from 1789 to 1802
Author: Turner, J. M. W.
Call Number: NC 242 .T77 W5 Cage Check shelf

Title: Typography Sketchbooks
Author: Heller, Steven
Call Number: Z246 .H445 2011 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Wayne Thiebaud--private drawings: the artist's sketchbook
Author: Thiebaud, Wayne
Call Number: NC 139 .T44 G4 Reference Check shelf

Title: Wayne White: Maybe Now I'll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve
Author: White, Wayne
Call Number: N6537 .W5534 A4 2009 Quarto Check shelf

Title: What It Is
Author: Barry, Lynda
Call Number: PN6727 .B36 W43 2008 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Wilhelm Thöny: Zeichnungen und Aquarelle
Author: Koschatzky, Walter
Call Number: NC245 .T56 K6 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Will Barnet: a sketchbook, 1932-1934
Author: Barnet, Will
Call Number: NC139 .B338 A4 2009 Quarto Check shelf

Title: The Will Eisner sketchbook Eisner, Will
Author: Eisner, Will
Call Number: PN 6727 .E57 A25 2003 Quarto Check shelf

Title: Woody Guthrie: art works
Author: Guthrie, Woody
Call Number: NC 139 .G78 A4 2005 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Wreck This Journal: To Create is to Destroy
Author: Smith, Keri
Call Number: NC139 .S555 A4 2007 Stacks Check shelf

Title: A Year In Japan
Author: Williamson, Kate T.
Call Number: ND 1839 .W54 A4 2006 Stacks Check shelf

Title: Your Sketchbook Your Self
Author: Allen, Felicity
Call Number: N7433.5 .A66 2011 Quarto Check shelf