Library of Congress Classification Outline – Class N



Subclass N


N1-(9211) Visual arts

N1-58 General

N61-72 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts

N81-390 Study and teaching. Research

N400-3990 Art museums, galleries, etc.

N4390-5098 Exhibitions

N5198-5299 Private collections and collectors

N5300-7418 History

N7420-7525.8 General works

N7560-8266 Special subjects of art

N8350-8356 Art as a profession. Artists

N8510-8553 Art studios, materials, etc.

N8554-8585 Examination and conservation of works of art

N8600-8675 Economics of art

N8700-9165 Art and the state. Public art


Subclass NA


NA1-9428 Architecture

NA1-60 General

NA100-130 Architecture and the state

NA190-1555.5 History

NA1995 Architecture as a profession

NA2000-2320 Study and teaching. Research

NA2335-2360 Competitions

NA2400-2460 Museums. Exhibitions

NA2500-2599 General works

NA 2599.5-2599.9 Architectural criticism

NA2695-2793 Architectural drawing and design

NA2835-4050 Details and decoration

NA4100-8480 Special classes of buildings

NA4100-4145 Classed by material

NA4150-4160 Classed by form

NA4170-8480 Classed by use

NA4170-(7020) Public buildings

NA4590-5621 Religious architecture

NA7100-7884 Domestic architecture. Houses. Dwellings

NA7910-8125 Clubhouses, guild houses, etc.

NA8200-8260 Farm architecture

NA8300-8480 Outbuildings, gates, fences, etc.

NA9000-9428 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying


Subclass NB


NB1-1952 Sculpture

NB1-50 General

NB60-1115 History

Including collective biography

NB1120-1133 Study and teaching

NB1134-1134.4 Competitions

NB1135-1150 General works

NB1160-1195 Designs and technique

NB1199-1200 Restoration of sculptures

NB1203-1270 Special materials

NB1272-1291 Mobiles, color, sculpture gardens, etc.

NB1293-1895 Special forms

NB1293-1310 Portrait sculpture

NB1312-1313 Equestrian statues

NB1330-1685 Sculptural monuments

NB1750-1793 Religious monuments and shrines

NB1800-1880 Sepulchral monuments

NB1910-1952 Special subjects


Subclass NC


NC1-1940 Drawing. Design. Illustration

NC1-45 General

Including collective biography

NC50-266 History of drawing

NC390-670 Study and teaching

NC673-677 Competitions

NC703-725 General works

NC730-758 Technique

NC760-825 Special subjects

NC845-915 Graphic art materials

NC930 Conservation and restoration of drawings

NC950-(996) Illustration

NC997-1003 Commercial art. Advertising art

NC1280-1284 Printed ephemera. Imagerie populaire

NC1300-1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.

NC1800-1850 Posters

NC1860-1896 Greeting cards, postcards, invitations, book jackets, etc.

NC1920-1940 Copying, enlarging, and reduction of drawings


Subclass ND


ND25-3416 Painting

ND25-(48) General

ND49-813 History

ND1115-1120 Study and teaching

ND1130-1156 General works

ND1288-1460 Special subjects

ND1290-1293 Human figure

ND1300-1337 Portraits


ND1340-1367 Landscape painting

ND1370-1375 Marine painting

ND1380-1383 Animals. Birds

ND1385-1388 Sports. Hunting, fishing, etc.

ND1390-1393 Still life

ND1400-1403 Flowers. Fruit. Trees

ND1410-1460 Other subjects

ND1470-1625 Technique and materials

ND1630-1662 Examination and conservation of paintings

ND1700-2495 Watercolor painting

ND2550-2733 Mural painting

ND2889-3416 Illuminating of manuscripts and books


Subclass NE


NE1-3002 Print media

NE1-978 Printmaking and engraving

NE1-90 General

NE 218-(330) Engraved portraits. Self-portraits

NE380 Conservation and restoration of prints

NE390-395 Collected works

NE400-773 History of printmaking

NE830-898 General works

NE951-962 Special subjects

NE965-965.3 Tradesmen’s cards

NE970-973 Study and teaching

NE975-975.4 Competitions

NE977-978 Equipment

NE1000-1352 Wood engraving

NE1000-1027 General

NE1030-1196.3 History

NE1220-1233 General works

NE1310-1326.5 Japanese prints

NE1330-1336 Linoleum block prints

NE1340 Fish prints

NE1344-1345 Potato prints

NE1350-1352 Other materials used in relief printing

NE1400-1879 Metal engraving

NE1400-1422 General

NE1620-1630 General works

NE1634-1749 History

NE1750-1775 Copper engraving

NE1850-1879 Color prints

NE1940-2232.5 Etching and aquatint

NE1940-1975 General

NE1980-2055.5 History

NE2120-2140 General works

NE2141-2149 Special subjects

NE2220-2225 Dry point

NE2236-2240.6 Serigraphy


NE2242-2246 Monotype (Printmaking)

NE2250-2570 Lithography

NE2685-2685.8 Lumiprints

NE2690 Engraving on glass

NE2800-2880 Printing of engravings

NE3000-3002 Copying art. Copying machine art


Subclass NK


NK1-(9990) Decorative arts

NK1-570 General

NK600-806 History

NK1135-1149.5 Arts and crafts movement

NK1160-1590 Decoration and ornament. Design

NK1160-1174 General

NK 1175-(1498) History

NK1505-1535 General works

NK1548-1590 Special subjects for design

NK1648-1678 Religious art

NK1700-2195 Interior decoration. House decoration

NK1700-2138 General. History, etc.

Including special rooms

NK2140-2180 Decorative painting

NK2190-2192 Church decoration

NK2200-2750 Furniture

NK2775-2898 Rugs and carpets

NK2975-3049 Tapestries

NK3175-3296.3 Upholstery. Drapery

NK3375-3496.3 Wallpapers

NK 3600-(9990) Other arts and art industries

NK3700-4695 Ceramics

NK4700-4890 Costume

NK5100-5440 Glass

NK5500-6060 Glyptic arts

NK6400-8459 Metalwork

NK8800-9505.5 Textiles

NK9600-9955 Woodwork


Subclass NX


NX1-820 Arts in general

NX1-260 General

NX280-410 Study and teaching. Research

NX411-415 Competitions

NX420-430 Exhibitions

NX440-632 History of the arts

NX650-694 Special subjects, characters, persons, religious arts, etc.

NX700-750 Patronage of the arts

NX760-770 Administration of the arts

NX775-777 Voluntarism in the arts


NX798-820 Arts centers and facilities