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Art: Books

This guide offers the top recommended resources for Art, Art History, and Design.

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Call Numbers

Locating Books by Call Numbers:

N         Visual Arts

NA      Architecture

NB      Sculpture

NC      Drawing. Design. Illustration 

ND      Painting

NE      Print Media

NK      Decorative Arts

NX      Arts In General

TR       Photography 

For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online.