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Kouros (plural kouroi) is an ancient Greek sculpture or statue of a young man standing nude, usually with the left foot forward.  It is notable that these kouroi are some of the earliest known free-standing statues. 

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N5300
  • N5630
  • NB90

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Boardman, John. Greek Art (4th Edition). 1996.

                        Call Number: N5630 .B58 1996

  •  Janson, H. W. History of Art (6th Edition). 2001.

                        Call Number: N5300 .J3 2001

  • Spivey, Nigel. Understanding Greek Sculpture. 1996.

                       Call Number:  NB90 .S66 1996

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. All About Art: An Essential History. 2007.

                        Call Number:  N5300 .S923 2007

  • Tansey, Richard G. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (10th Edition). 1996b.

                       Call Number:  N5300 .G25 1996b (Vol. 1)

Reference Materials

  • , Jane (Ed.). Dictionary of Art Call Number: REF N31 .D5 1996

o   Vol. 18, pgs. 409-410

  • Encyclopedia of World ArtCall Number: REF N31 .E533

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 590-593

  • Brigstocke, Hugh (Ed.). Oxford Companion to Western ArtCall Number: REF N33 .O923 2001

o   Pg. 398

  • Frazier, Nancy. Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art HistoryCall Number: REF N5300 .F64 2000

o   Pg. 370

  • Gardner's Art Through the Ages (12th Edition) Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005

o   Pgs. 112-113

  • Janson’s History of Art (7th Edition) Call Number: REF 5300 .J3 2007

o   Pgs. 112-114

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History (2nd Edition)  Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2005

o   Pgs. 128-129

  • Boardman, John (Ed.). Oxford History of Classical ArtCall Number: REF N5610 .O84 2001

o   Pgs. 52-55

  •  Papaioannou, Kostas. Art of Greece Call Number: REF N5630 .P3613 1989

o   Pgs. 125-127

  • Richter, Gisela.  Kouroi  Call Number: REF NB1210 .M3 R53 1988

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Oxford Art Online
  • Humanities International Complete

This Research Guide was designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINNCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Last Revised on March 27, 2008

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