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Visual Art

Welcome! This is a selective guide of tools to help you do research in Visual Art.

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Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999 (cast 2003), sculpture, bronze, stainless steel, and marble, 927 x 891 x 1024 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON. Photo courtesy of Lucinda Walls

Library of Congress Classification for Fine Arts

All "N" Fine Arts classification material is held in the Stauffer Library Art Collection on the 2nd floor, also some Q's. Other class numbers are integrated throughout Stauffer. Use LC classifications to browse art subjects in the stacks or by Call Number in QCAT.

 N: Visual arts
 NA: Architecture
 NB: Sculpture
 NC: Drawing. Design. Illustration
 ND: Painting
 NE: Print media. Printmaking and engraving
 NK: Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament
 NX: Arts in general (two or more of the fine arts media)
 TR: Photography
 BH: Aesthetics

Related Subject Guides

Course Guides

ARTH305: Landscape/Art in Art and Visual Culture