BISAC Subject Headings List

Design

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DESIGN

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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