The Drawing entry in Oxford Art Online covers the different functions of drawings, materials, and techniques. Also includes a historical overview from ancient times to 20th century.
In the library search engine, try searching with keywords such as:
Narrow down your search results using the filters on the left side of the page. Narrowing to include or exclude subject terms may be particularly helpful.
Browse the NC section of our collection for examples of books on drawing.
NC1-1940 Drawing. Design. Illustration
NC1-45 General, Including collective biography
NC50-266 History of drawing
NC390-670 Study and teaching
NC703-725 General works
NC760-825 Special subjects
NC845-915 Graphic art materials
NC930 Conservation and restoration of drawings
NC997-1003 Commercial art. Advertising art
NC1280-1284 Printed ephemera. Imagerie populaire
NC1300-1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.
NC1860-1896 Greeting cards, postcards, invitations, book jackets, etc.
NC1920-1940 Copying, enlarging, and reduction of drawings
The UM library search can help you to find journal articles as well. If you're not finding what you're looking for, try the suggestions in the <Articles> tab above, or try searching within one of these journals:
All of these journals are found in the Reading Room of the Arch/FA Library, unless otherwise indicated.