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Art at Webster University Library

Library resources for art research.

Library catalogs

Library of Congress classification for art books


The Library shelves books by the Library of Congress Classification System, which means our books we organize books by subject. To browse books, visit the shelves on Level 4 of the Library using the one of the subject letters listed for Fine Arts.

N         Visual Arts (General)

NA      Architecture

NB      Sculpture

NC      Illustration, Design, Drawing

ND      Painting

NE      Printing

NK      Decorative Arts, Applied Arts

NX      Arts in General

N             1‑9165                  Visual Arts (General)


400‑4042                 Art Museums


4390‑5098               Exhibitions


5198‑5299               Private Collections and Collectors


5300‑7418               History of Art


7429.7‑7433            Technique, Composition, Style, etc.


7475‑7483               Art Criticism


7575‑7624.5            Portraits


7790‑8199               Religious Art


8554‑8585               Examination and Conservation of Works of Art


8600‑8675               Economics of Art


8700‑9165               Art and the State, Public Art

NA          1‑9428                  Architecture


190‑1614                 History


2695‑2793               Architectural Design and Drawing


2835‑4050               Architectural Details, Motives, Decoration, etc


4100‑8480               Special Classes of Buildings


9000‑9428               Aesthetics of City, City Planning and Beautification 

NB          1-1952                   Sculpture

NC          1-1940                  Drawing, Design, Illustration


997-1003                 Commercial Art, Advertising Art


1300‑1766               Caricature, Pictorial Humor and Satire


1800-1850               Posters

ND          25-3416                   Painting


1290-1460               Special Subjects


1700-2495               Watercolor Painting


2550-2888               Mural Painting


2890-3416               Illuminating of Manuscripts and Books

NE          1‑3002                   Print Media


1‑978                       Printmaking and Engraving


1000‑1352               Wood Engraving, Woodcuts, Xylography, Block Printing


1400‑1879               Metal Engraving


1940‑2232.5            Etching and Aquatint


2236‑2239.7            Serigraphy


2250‑2570               Lithography


2800‑2890               Printing of Engravings

NK          1‑9955                  Decorative Arts, Applied Arts,  Decoration and Ornament


1135‑1149.5            Arts and Crafts Movement


1700‑3505               Interior Decoration


3600‑9955               Other Arts and Crafts Industries


3700‑4695               Ceramics, Pottery, Porcelain

NX          1‑820                     Arts in General


654‑694                   Religious Arts


700‑750                   Patronage of the Arts


798‑820                   Special Arts Centers