Library

Library

Kolkata Centre for Creativity’s library is located on the 5th floor of the centre.

It is a one of a kind ‘Art Library’. With more than 1700 books, 1000 Art auction & exhibition catalogues and 550 Art periodicals as well.

The collection encompasses diverse subjects of the art field such as Art Theory, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Graphic Arts & Prints, Decorative arts, Textile Arts, Metal Arts, Ceramic Arts, Glass Arts, Architecture, Interior design, Performing Arts etc. The library also consists of books on general subjects like History, Social Science, Science, Technology, Literature, Religion, Culinary Arts etc.

Our Collection:

  • Art movement: Cubism, Pop art, Abstract art, Fauvism, Futurism, Post-Impressionism etc.
  • Abstract artists: Piet Mondrian, Howard Hodgkin, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, De Kooning, Kandinsky etc.
  • Books on sculptors: Giacometti, K.S.Radhakrishnan, Ramkinkar Baij, Yayoi Kusama, Calder, Noguchi, Anthony Caro etc.
  • Books on and by Photographers of national and international repute: Raghu Rai, Dinesh Khanna, Nemai Ghosh, Shahidul Alam, Tommy Clarke, Michael Eastman, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Steve McCurry, Don McCullin, Andy Warhol etc
  • Books on Shantiniketan artists: Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Somnath Hore, Jogen Chowdhury, K.G. Subramanyan etc.
  • Books on Textiles like Quilting, Crochet, Cashmere, Folk Embroidery, Ikat, Persian Carpet etc.
  • Books on Design like Floral Art, Folded Book Art, Digital Handmade, Art Deco, Handbook of Painted Decoration, Indigo etc.
  • Books on Architecture: 3D thinking in design & architecture, Eco Architecture, Bamboo Architecture, Glass Architecture, Concrete Architecture, Animal Architecture, Black Architecture etc.
  • Books on Interior design: Moroccan Interiors, Indian Interiors, London Interiors, Parisian Interiors, French Interior Design, Italian Interior Design etc.
  • Books on Modern Art artists: Roy Lichtenstein, Miro, Degas, Hockney, Cezanne, Gustav Klimt etc. & many more
  • Books on Mural artists: Leonardo Da Vinci, Diego Rivera, Satish Gujral etc.
  • Art theory books like Art in Theory: 1900-2000, Art in Theory: 1815-1900, Art in Theory: 1648-1815 etc. to name a few
  • Art books of different countries like on Latin America, Germany, China, Korea, Persia, India etc.
  • Photography books: Photography at MoMA, PhotoArt, Landscape Photography, Magnum Manifesto etc.
  • Performing Arts (Theatre) books on Scorsese, Spielberg, Woody Allen, Soumitra Chatterjee, Satyajit Ray etc.
  • Culinary books- The Modern Vegetarian, Open Sandwiches, The Elements of Pizza, Scandinavian Baking, Pastries, Mighty Salads & many more
  • Art periodicals – Marg, Art India, ArtForum, Art & Deal, Lalit Kala magazines, Art East, Arts Illustrated etc.
  • Art Auction catalogues like Pundole’s, AstaGuru, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Prinseps, Saffronart etc. are available

Membership Facilities:

  • Access to all library resources: books, catalogues and magazines
  • Get weekly updates about the newly arrived resources at the library
  • Can take photographs from the books
  • Can bring their laptops to the Library

Avail Library Membership:

Individual membership: Rs 500 annually

Group membership (upto 4 members): Rs 1500 annually

Library Hours:

11 am to 7 pm (Monday to Saturday)
Closed on Sundays, 1st & 3rd Mondays & Public holidays
Contact us: +91 9831238747, 8336970098, 033 6623 2324/300
Email: library@akst.org.in

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