BISAC Subject Headings List

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Use subjects in this section for works on general principles of design that can be applied to various disciplines (such as art, architecture, crafts, and technology) and for works on design in a field, or of an object, that is not usually considered a fine art (e.g., "DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Advertising" or "DESIGN / Furniture").

Use "DESIGN / Textile & Costume" for works about fabrics and costume and use "DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories" for works about style and clothing.


DES000000   DESIGN / General

DES001000   DESIGN / Book

DES002000   DESIGN / Clip Art

DES003000   DESIGN / Decorative Arts

DES004000   DESIGN / Essays

DES005000   DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories

                                   DESIGN / Feng Shui see BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Feng Shui

DES006000   DESIGN / Furniture

DES007000   DESIGN / Graphic Arts / General

DES007010   DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Advertising

DES007020   DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Branding & Logo Design

DES007030   DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Commercial & Corporate

DES007040   DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Illustration

DES007050   DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Typography

DES008000   DESIGN / History & Criticism

DES015000   DESIGN / Individual Designers

DES009000   DESIGN / Industrial

                                   DESIGN / Interior Decorating see ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / General or HOUSE & HOME / Decorating & Furnishings

DES014000   DESIGN / Jewelry

DES011000   DESIGN / Product

DES012000   DESIGN / Reference

DES013000   DESIGN / Textile & Costume


If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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