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LC Classification: N

A breakdown of the Library of Congress Classification system

N - Overview

N - Visual arts

NA - Architecture

NB - Sculpture

NC - Drawing. Design. Illustration

ND - Painting

NE - Print media

NK - Decorative arts

NX - Arts in general

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For more detailed information, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

N - Fine Arts

N - Visual arts

  • N61-72 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts
  • N81-390 Study and teaching. Research
  • N400-3990 Art museums, galleries, etc.
  • N5300-7418 History
  • N8700-9165 Art and the state. Public art

NA - Architecture

  • NA190-1555.5 History
  • NA2400-2460 Museums. Exhibitions
  • 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
  • NA9000-9428 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

NB - Sculpture

  • NB60-1115 History
  • NB1160-1195 Designs and technique
  • NB1203-1270 Special materials
  • NB1293-1895 Special forms
    • NB1293-1310 Portrait sculpture
    • NB1330-1685 Sculptural monuments
    • NB1750-1793 Religious monuments and shrines

NC - Drawing. Design. Illustration

  • NC50-266 History of drawing
  • NC730-758 Technique
  • NC950-996 Illustration
  • NC1300-1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.
  • NC1800-1850 Posters
  • NC1860-1896 Greeting cards, postcards, invitations, book jackets, etc.

ND - Painting

  • ND49-813 History
  • ND1288-1460 Special subjects
    • ND1290-1293 Human figure
    • ND1300-1337 Portraits
    • ND1340-1367 Landscape painting
    • ND1380-1383 Animals. Birds
  • ND1470-1625 Technique and materials
  • ND1700-2495 Watercolor painting
  • ND2550-2733 Mural painting
  • ND2889-3416 Illuminating of manuscripts and books

NE - Print media

  • NE1-978 Printmaking and engraving
    • NE400-773 History of printmaking
  • NE1000-1352 Wood engraving
  • NE1400-1879 Metal engraving
  • NE1940-2232.5 Etching and aquatint
  • NE2250-2570 Lithography
  • NE2690 Engraving on glass
  • NE3000-3002 Copying art. Copying machine art

NK - Decorative arts

  • NK1160-1590 Decoration and ornament. Design
  • NK1648-1678 Religious art
  • NK1700-2195 Interior decoration. House decoration
  • NK2200-2750 Furniture
  • NK2775-2898 Rugs and carpets
  • NK2975-3049 Tapestries
  • NK3175-3296.3 Upholstery. Drapery
  • NK3375-3496.3 Wallpapers
  • NK3600-9990 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

NX - 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