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Painting: Books

Resources from the Decker Library to support MICA's painting studies.

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Library of Congress Call Numbers

Call number ranges for browsing in the Book Shelving areas. Note that these sections will be present in all of the book locations: Stacks -- Quarto -- Folio -- Reference

ND25-(48) - Painting, General.
ND49-813 - History
ND1115-1120 - Study and teaching
ND1130-1156 - General works
ND1290-1293 - Human figure
ND1300-1337 - Portraits
ND1340-1367 - Landscape painting
ND1370-1375 - Marine painting
ND1380-1383 - Animals.Birds
ND1385-1388 - Sports. Hunting, fishing, etc.
ND1390-1393 - Still life
ND1400-1403 - Flowers. Fruit. Trees
ND1410-1460 - Other subjects
ND1470-1625 - Technique and materials
ND1630-1662 - Examination and conservation of paintings
ND1700-2495 - Watercolor painting
ND2550-2733 - Mural painting
ND2889-3416 - Illuminating of manuscripts and books

Books in the Decker Library

A selection of books from the catalog that may help get you started. 

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