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Books in the Decker Library

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

Call Number Ranges (for browsing in the library stacks)

GT 500‑2370 = Costume.  Dress.  Fashion

NA = Architecture

NC  950–996 = Illustration

NC 997–1003 = Commercial/Advertising art

NC 1300-1766 = Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.

NC 1800–1850 = Posters

NC 1860-1896 = Greeting cards, postcards, invitations, book jackets, etc.

ND = Painting

NK = Decorative Arts, Design History (aesthetics of decorative/applied arts)

NK 1160–1590 = Decoration and ornament, Design (design era summaries)

NK 1700–2195 = Interior decoration

PN 6700-6790 = Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels

PZ 1-90 = Children's books

TR = Photography

TS 195-198.8 = Packaging

TS 1300-1865 = Textile industries

TT 1-999 = Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts (technical information on making things)

Z 242.9-264.5 = Printing: as a business, layout, paper and ink, machinery, typography, desktop publishing, presswork


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