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ART 2230: Introduction to Asian Art History

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Call Numbers for Asian Art History

Books on art and art history are found in Waldo Library under Class N (call numbers that start with N). N books are located on the first floor of Waldo Library (see floor plan).

  • N5300-7418 Art history
  • N7260-7365 Asia
  • N7277-7279 Southwestern Asia. Middle East
  • N7304-7305 Southern Asia
  • N7327 Southeast Asia
  • N7343-7365 Eastern Asia
  • N8700-9165 Art and the state. Public art
  • NA1-9428 Architecture
  • NB1-1952 Sculpture
  • NC1-1940 Drawing. Design. Illustration
  • ND25-3416 Painting
  • NE1-3002 Print media
  • NK1-9900 Decorative arts

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