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ART 1040: Object Drawing

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Before going to the stacks:

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Library of Congress Classification for Art

WMU uses Library of Congress Classification to arrange its book collection by subjects.  Physical books are shelved in call number order.  The first part of the call number is called the class number, and that is the part determined by Library of Congress Classification.  Art materials are classified in Class N, so art books have call numbers that start with the letter N.  Within class N are several subclasses, such as N, NA, NB, etc.  See the chart below:

Class N -- Fine Arts

  • 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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