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Library Collection Help for Art & Architecture

Library of Congress Classification System

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh uses the Library of Congress Classification System. The Library of Congress offers an overview of the classes. See our Library Subject Guide for more help with Subject Headings.

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Subject Area LC Class
Afro-American Art N-NE
Antiques NK 1125
Architectural Drafting NA 2700-2780
Architecture NA
Architecture (Pittsburgh) NA 735.P
NA 2127.P
Art N
Art History N 5300-7415
Art Therapy RC 489.A7
Arts Management  
Basket Making TT 879.B3
Beadwork TT 860
Calligraphy Z 43-45
NK 3600
CAD / CAM (Computer Aided Design / Manufacturing) TS 155.6
TA 345
Cartoons PN 6710-6736
NC 1300-1763
Ceramics (As Art) NK 3700-4695
Ceramics (How to Make) TT 920-922
Clip Art Z 250.3,
NK 1535-1570
Clocks & Watches NK 7480
Collectibles NK
Comics NC 1300-1763,
PN 6710-6736
Costume GT 500-2370
Crafts (Handicraft) TT

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Ranges of call numbers are not linked but individual call numbers are.


Visual arts

N1-9165 Visual arts
N350-399 Children as artists
N400-4042 Art museums
N4390-5098 Exhibitions
N5198-5299 Private collections and collectors
N5300-7418 History of art
N7429.7-7433 Technique, composition, style, etc.
N7475-7483 Art criticism
7575-7624.5 Portraits
7790-8199 Religious art
8554-8585 Examination and conservation of works of art
8550 Picture frames and framimg
8600-8675 Business of art, art marketing
8700-9165 Art and the state, public art

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NA1-9428 Architecture
NA190-1614 History, individual architects
NA2695-2793 Architectural design and drawing
NA2835-4050 Architectural details, motives, decoration, etc.
NA4100-8480 Special classes of buildings
NA9000-9428 Aesthetics of city, city planning and beautification

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NB1-1952 Sculpture
NB1-50 General, museum collections
NB60-1160 History, individual artists
NB1170-1291 Techniques
NB1293-1952 Special forms and subjects

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Drawing, design, illustration

NC1-1940 Drawing, design, illustration
NC1-45 General, museum collections
NC50-266 History, individual artists
NC390-825 Technique
NC845-1003 Commercial art. Advertising art
NC1300-1766 Caricature, pictorial humor and satire
NC1800-1850 Posters
NC1855-1940 Greeting cards, postcards, special subjects

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ND25-3416 Painting
ND49-813 History, individual artists
ND1290-1460 Special subjects
ND1470-1625 Techniques and materials
ND1630-1662 Conservation of paintings
ND1700-2495 Watercolor painting
ND2550-2888 Mural painting
ND2890-3416 Illuminating of manuscripts and books

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Print media

NE1-978 Printmaking and engraving
NE1000-1352 Wood engraving, woodcuts, xylography, block printing
NE1400-1879 Metal engraving
NE1940-2232.5 Etching and aquatint
NE2236-2239.7 Serigraphy
NE2250-2570 Lithography
NE2800-2890 Printing of engravings

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Decorative arts

NK 1-9955 Decorative arts, applied arts, decoration and ornament
NK1135-1699 General, history, survey books
NK1700-2195 Interior decoration
NK2200-2715 Furniture
NK2808-3490 Rugs, tapestries, upholstery, draperies, wallpapers
NK3600-9955 Other arts and crafts industries
NK3700 Pottery, porcelain
NK4893 Dolls
NK5000 Enamels
NK5100 Glass
NK7100 Silver
NK7300 Jewelry
NK7480 Clocks
NK9112 Quilts
NK9509 Toys

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Arts in general

NX1-820 Arts in general
NX654-694 Religious arts
NX700-750 Patronage of the arts
NX798-820 Special arts centers