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A The Arts
Use all A* codes for: specialist and general adult titles, including both highly illustrated and more text-based works. For a hobby or recreational approach, prefer a WF* code as the main subject and supplement with A* code(s) where appropriate. Use all A* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers as appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, plus PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
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AF The Arts: art forms
Use for: works on the fine, visual and applied arts. Use all AF* codes with: the relevant AG* code(s), AGA for History of art and artworks, AGZ for specialist works about technique, and STYLE Qualifiers 6* as appropriate.
Prefer: WF* codes as the main subject for more amateur, hobby or recreational approaches
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AFC Paintings and painting
Class here: painting or paintings in general, or in any medium with no more specific category below. Use all AFC* codes for: works about a painting or paintings, by individuals or groups, including the history of particular paintings, or a particular style of painting. Use with: STYLE 6* Qualifiers as appropriate. Use with: AGA for History of artworks, AGB for monographs of painters, AGZ for specialist works about technique, etc.
Prefer: WF* codes as the main subject for more amateur, hobby or recreational approaches
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AFF Drawing and drawings
Class here: sketches. Use all AFF* codes for: works about a drawing or drawings, by individual artists or groups, including the history of particular drawings, or a particular style or technique of drawing. Use with: STYLE 6* Qualifiers as appropriate. Use with: AGA for History of artworks, AGB for monographs of artists, AGZ for specialist works about technique.
Prefer: WF* codes as the main subject for more amateur, hobby or recreational approaches
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AFH Prints and printmaking
Class here: etchings, silk screens, screenprints, woodcuts, lithographs, line engravings, aquatints, dry point, mezzotints, monotypes, woodblocks
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AFJ Other graphic or visual art forms
Class here: collage; photomontage. Use for: general works or art forms that do not have a specific code in AFC*, AFF* or AFH*
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AFK Non-graphic and electronic art forms
Use for: general works on non-graphic forms of art, or art using forms not listed below, including newer forms of media
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AFP Ceramics, mosaic and glass: artworks
Class here: pottery (including porcelain, earthenware, stoneware, bisque), stained glass, tiles or enamelwork as artworks.
See also: WFN Pottery, ceramics and glass crafts
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AFT Decorative arts
Class here: ornament, decorative details, faux painting or finishing, decorative metalwork and other decorative arts. Use for: works that look at the subject from a fine arts or history of art perspective, or aimed at a more professional, technical or skilled audience.
See also: WF* Handicrafts, decorative arts and crafts and its subcategories
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AFW Textile artworks
Class here: carpets, kilims, rugs, quilts, tapestries and other textiles as art.
See also: AKT Fashion and textile design, WFB* Needlework and fabric crafts and its subcategories, WFF Rug and carpetmaking, WFG Spinning and weaving
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