Art & Architecture

Art books are arranged according to the Library of Congress (LC) rules. LC divides the books by medium. Within each medium, the books are typically shelved in this order: general, history (includes works on individual artists), study and teaching, and then special topics. While most books are in the N section, many are in the T (technology) section.

statue of Moses by American Pascal, 1976

 Moses American Pascal, 1976.

  • N - Visual Arts
    • N 72 - Art in relation to other subjects, A-Z
      • N 72 H6.3 - Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    • N 5300-7418 - Art History 
      by time period, then by country/region, and my special movements
      • N 7277-7279 - Art of Israel (secular)
      • N 7414-7418 - Jewish art (but individual Jewish artists are listed by their medium and nationality)
  • NA - Architecture
    • NA 4690 - Synagogues
    • NA 5201-6114 - Synagogues by country/region
  • NB - Sculpture
    • NB 199 - Jewish sculpture
    • NB 237-1113 - Individual sculptors, by country
    • NB 1800-1880 - Sepulchral monuments, gravestones
  • NC - Drawing, Design, Illustration
  • ND - Painting
    • ND 199 - Jewish painting (but individual Jewish artists are listed by their nationality)
    • ND 201-1114 Painters by country
    • ND 2889-3416 - Illuminating of manuscripts and books

      Image from Birkat ha-hammah HUC-JIR mss. 795 Leghorn, Italy, 1806

    • NE - Print Media
  • NE 1000-1027 - Woodcuts, block printing
  • NE 1400-1879 - Metal engraving
  • NE 1940-2230 - Etching and aquatint
  • NE 2236-2890 - Other printmaking techniques
  • NK - Decorative arts
    • NK 1672 - Jewish decorative arts for home and synagogue
    • NK 3700-4695 - Ceramics
    • NK 5100-5440 - Glass
    • NK 6400-8459 - Metalwork
    • NK 8800-9505 - Textiles
    • NK 9600-9955 - Woodwork
  • NX - Arts in General
  • TR - Photography
  • Royselekh for Shavuot Sheryl Stahl, 1999

    TT - Arts and Crafts

    • TT 113 I 7.5 - Crafts of Israel
    • TT 160 - Crafts for children
    • TT 500-695 - Clothing & fashion
    • TT 740-829 - Needlework
    • TT 835 - Quilting
    • TT 870 - Paper work, including papercutting

 

 

Dancinc Lesson Raphael Soyer, 1926.

 Note that this arrangement means that if an artist works in several media, his/her works will be shelved in several sections. For example, works on Marc Chagall are shelved in ...

    • N 6999 C4.6 - Artists of the Russia/Soviet Union
    • ND 699 C5 - Russian/Soviet painters
    • ND 1978 C5 - Russain/Soviet watercolor painters
    • NC 269 C5 - Russian/Soviet illustrators/graphic artists
    • NE 2049.5 C5 - French artists in print media
    • NK 3056 C5 - Russian/Soviet tapestry artists
    • NK 5398 C5 - Stained-glass artists

 

Museums and Online Resources 

Global Directory of Jewish Museums 
http://www.science.co.il/Jewish-Museums.asp

Skirball Cultural Center
http://www.skirball.org/

The Jewish Museum
http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/

American Guild of Judaic Art 
http://www.jewishart.org/

Visual Midrash
This is a searchable site on Art of the Bible. You can search by subject, artist, and portion.
http://www.tali-virtualmidrash.org.il/DefaultEng.aspx

While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local HUC-JIR librarian or email us.


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