Guidelines for Graphic Design
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
Collections in Graphic Design support teaching and research consistent with the curriculum at a Carnegie Research Intensive (Very High Research) institution with bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the field. See specific collecting levels under section 4.
The Department of Interior Design offers both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree programs. The primary goal of the department is to produce creative designers who are solidly grounded both in intellectual, cultural, and philosophical approaches to design and in a realistic adaptation of these to human needs in a contemporary environment.
The Department of Interior Design offers opportunities for study and research in interior design and architecture from both the contemporary and the historical standpoints, as well as commercial, institutional, and residential design; environmental factors; physical and social behavior; design graphics; business procedures and trade sources; materials and textiles; lighting; color; and furniture design and construction.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Primary collecting efforts are centered on English or English-language translations, but works whose principal value lies in their illustration of architectural or design principles are acquired regardless of the language of the accompanying text.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographic literature, both current and retrospective, is acquired primarily in physical copies. Electronic copies are considered where images and illustrations are not a primary concern. Reference works relating to architecture and interior design as well as core serial titles are actively collected and electronic versions of these resources are considered.
Dissertations are generally excluded, as are materials geared towards the general public.
Electronic and online resources to support the Department of Interior Design are actively sought and evaluated for acquisition.
Digital images of architecture and interior design, contemporary and historical, are selectively collected to supplement large online resources such as Artstor.
3. Area Resources.
A collection of material samples is held in the Department of Interior Design. Area resources include the library at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts which has comprehensive holdings relating to Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts movement.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
Materials for Interior Design are collected at an instructional support level (3). Historic materials covering nineteenth-century design reform are collected at a Research level (4) in conjunction with selections for Art History.