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

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