Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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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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AK Design, Industrial and commercial arts, illustration
Use all AK* codes for: works that look at the subject from a fine arts or history of art perspective, or aimed at a professional, technical or skilled audience. Use with: STYLE 6*, PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate.
Prefer: WF* codes as the main subject for more amateur, hobby or recreational approaches
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AKT Fashion and textile design
Use for: fashion styles and trends in fashion design, general and reference works, works about specific items of clothing, illustrated works about fashion etc. Use all AKT* codes with: AKB for individual fashion designers, with AKX for history of fashion, plus STYLE 6*, PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate, with AJC* for photographic collections or fashion photography, with AGZ for practical techniques for fashion students and designers.
Prefer: WJF as the main subject code for works aimed at a general audience about how to dress, guides to looking stylish, practical tips etc.
See also: TDPF* Textiles and fibres and its subcategories, KNDD Apparel, garment and textile industries, KNSX Fashion and beauty industries, WJF Fashion and style guides
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AKTF Fashion and textile design: accessories
Class here: millinery, cordwainer, glove making, fashion and style in bags, hats, shoes and other accessories . Use for: works, usually illustrated, that look at aspects of the design, or the aesthetics of different accessories in fashion or costume
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AKTR National or regional costume
Class here: folk, ethnic and traditional costume. Use for: works that look at costumes of the past as well as contemporary costume. Use with: PLACE 1* Qualifiers codes as appropriate
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