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David Hockney, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-1, Tate Collection © David Hockney

Welcome to the Subject Guide for Fine Art. This guide gives you information on finding books in the library, journals relevant to your subject, and other resources such as new acquisitions, websites, and databases. 

The Materials Room

The Materials Room is home to the MDX special collections related to art and design. The Room is normally open during term time, Monday-Friday, 12 - 3 PM - although there may be teaching in the room, especially in the Autumn term. See below for weekly opening hours. You can find it in the Basement of the Sheppard Library, Hendon. Please contact us if you have any queries or would like to make an appointment for a time outsde the standard opening hours:

A-N: Artists' Information Company

A-N is an amazing web resource for visual artists packed with professional advice and information about:

  • Setting up a studio
  • Contracts
  • Marketing
  • Publicity
  • Materials
  • Legal issues
  • Research
  • Exhibiting
  • Funding

Middlesex University has a subscription to this information network which is available via Library Search (select Journal Title Search and type in A-N  or click on this link  (Log in to My UniHub first to avoid logging on again). For instructions on how to create an account please email 

Quick Links

Quick links to useful pages and resources.

Artists' Books

Artist's book

We have an amazing collection of artists' books which are available as reference items in the Materials Room.  The artists' books show many different bindings, materials, ideas and interpretations of "the book".