This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk.
Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.
See also: HPN “Aesthetics”
|AC||History of art / art and design styles…
Note: use AC* codes in conjunction with other Arts codes, as appropriate; eg with codes from AF “Art forms”, AG “Art treatments and subjects”, AK “Industrial / commercial art and design”, AM “Architecture”
|ACG||History of art: ancient and classical art, BCE to c. 500 CE
Class here: Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, early Christian, Celtic art, etc; use Geographical qualifier where appropriate
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