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”
|ACB||Art styles not defined by date…
|ACBK||Art of indigenous peoples
Note: use for traditional art of low-tech societies
Note: use for work of untrained artists in technologically advanced society
Note: use with Geographical qualifier where appropriate, eg 1FPC “China”; for Islamic art, use with JFSR2 “Islamic studies”
Note: use for work of artists in colonial settings eg Heidelberg School in Australia; use with Geographical qualifier
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