University Library

Subject Classifications in the Architecture and Art Studies Department Library

1st floor: architecture, civil engineering, urban planning

ALL General information

ALL General information

ALL 1 Bibliographies, reference services, address books, holding and publisher catalogs
ALL 4 Language dictionaries
ALL 5 Technical language dictionaries
ALL 6 Atlases
ALL 7 General encyclopedias
ALL 11 History, cultural history, history of religion, history of science, general
ALL 12 Philosophy, literature, humanities, general
ALL 13 Natural sciences, technology, information technology, general
ALL 14 Sociology, psychology, anthropology, education/pedagogy, general
ALL 15 Business and economics, statistics, law, general
ALL 20 Works with various content
ALL 22 Geography, country monographs, general

ARC Architecture

ARC Architecture

ARC 1 Bibliographies, reference services, address books (e.g. BDA member directory)
ARC 2 Series (e.g. building foundations, documents of modern architecture)
ARC 3 Congress reports, activity reports, year books
ARC 8 Compendia, special encyclopedias (e.g. Wasmuth’s lexicon of architecture)
ARC 9 Travel guides, architecture guides
ARC 10 Biographies, letters, diaries, commemorative publications, awards
ARC 12 Literary works
ARC 15 Architecture and society, politics (e.g. Adolf Arndt, Martin Wagner)
ARC 17 Career, studies, research, universities, institutes, universities of applied science, field trips, see also BAU 17, competitions, see BAU 40
ARC 19 Exhibitions, collections, catalogs (e.g. Interbau)
ARC 20 Works with various content, itineraries
ARC 23 Dissertations, habilitations
ARC 25 Institute publications and research reports, general
ARC 27 TU Berlin institute publications and research reports, Diplom theses, exercise reports
ARC 30 Architectural theory, architectural theoretical writings on the theory of space and form, stylistics, architectural aesthetics, architectural observation and criticism, utopian architecture, architectural design means (module, proportions, etc.)
ARC 35 General examples of architecture, post-1945
ARC 37 Examples of architecture in Germany post-1945, including individual countries, cities, see also GEB 4 (architecture competitions)
ARC 38 Examples of architecture abroad, post-1945 (country alphabet) see also ARC 9, BAU 140

ARL Archeology

ARL Archeology

ARL 1 Bibliographies
ARL 10 Biographies, letters, diaries, commemorative publications, awards
ARL 19 Exhibitions
ARL 30 Archeology, general introduction
ARL 31 Archeology of Palestine
ARL 32 Archeology of Egypt
ARL 33 Archeology of the ancient Near East
ARL 34Archeology of Asia Minor, Mesopotamia
ARL 35 Archeology of Greece (h.a. all of Antiquity)
ARL 36 Archeology of Italy
ARL 37 Archeology of the rest of Europe
ARL 38 Archeology of pre-Columbian America

BAU Civil engineering, structural engineering

BAU Central resources

BAU 1 Bibliographies, reference services, address books
BAU 2 Series (e.g. VDI reports, reports from building research, etc.)
BAU 3 Congress reports, activity reports, year books
BAU 8Manuals, encyclopedias, tables and charts, reference books, building calendars
BAU 10 Biographies, commemorative publications
BAU 12 Literary works
BAU 17 Career, studies, research, universities, institutes, universities of applied science, field trips (individual training centers, see BAU 26-x)
BAU 19 Exhibition, collections, catalogs
BAU 20 Works with various content
BAU 23 Dissertations, habilitations
BAU 25 Institute publications and research reports, general
BAU 26 Training centers, organized by country, city, and institution (individual projects of the training centers which can be thematically categorized)
BAU 27 TU Berlin institute publications and research reports, Diplom theses, exercise reports

Construction planning ( methodological and instrumental foundations)

BAU 30 General
BAU 31 Planning methodology, planning theory, system-technical aspects, IT in design and construction
BAU 35 Overview: Technical drawing, architectural drawing, drawing techniques, descriptive geometry, perspective, diagrams, architectural model making, type design, architectural photography training centers organized by country, city and institution

BAU Building law

BAU 40 General
BAU 41 Laws, regulations, tenancy law
BAU 42 Fee regulations for architects (GOA), Fee regulations for engineers (GOI), Fee schedule for architects and engineers (HOAI), Architectural and engineering services, architectural law, professional issues
BAU 43 Building regulations of all kinds (regional templates, special building regulations excluding Berlin)
BAU 44 Berlin building regulations
BAU 45 Technical building regulations, building standards in general (for specific standards, see BAU 115 et seqq.)

BAU Building industry

BAU 50 General, Economic principles, financing, construction costs, profitability calculations, building space, construction company and general questions of the construction industry, construction value calculation, construction insurance
BAU 51 Standard service book, German Construction Contract Procedures - VOB
BAU 52 Price calculations in the construction industry, calculation examples

BAU Construction management

BAU 60 General
BAU 61 Organization of construction, construction scheduling, project procedures, network analysis of construction, see also BAU 31
BAU 64 Construction site equipment, construction machinery and equipment, scaffolding
BAU 67 Real estate, facility management, real estate management
BAU 68 Construction work in winter, winter construction

BAU Building with a system

BAU 70 Serial production, assembly construction, building systems in general
BAU 73 Building systems in residential construction (prefabricated houses, see WOH 44)
BAU 74 Building systems for structures with other uses

BAU Construction sector

BAU 80 General
BAU 82 Civil engineering works (earthworks and road works ...)
BAU 83 Structural work (masonry, concrete, reinforced concrete, natural stone, carpentry, roofing, plumbing)
BAU 85 Finishing works (plastering, sealing, tiling, carpentry, locksmith, glazing, heating, painting, installation, screed works)

BAU Structural design

BAU 90 Structural analysis and strength of materials (also static table collections)
BAU 92 Structures and support systems. General and individual overviews of beam and shell structures under different aspects, e.g. shells, folded structures, suspended structures, pneumatic structures, skeleton structures, storied structures, hall structures, see also GEB 100 and 102, tower buildings etc. in terms of building material BAU 110-116

BAU Building design

BAU 100 General, overviews
BAU 105 Building materials, building chemistry

BAU Construction methods

BAU 110 Construction using different materials and different composite construction methods
BAU 111 Building with wood, wood construction
BAU 112 Building with metals; steel construction, aluminum construction
BAU 114 A Building with stone, glass, clay; general and various building materials
BAU 114 G Building with glass
BAU 114 K Building with artificial stones (brick, plastic, ceramics, etc.)
BAU 114 L Building with clay
BAU 114 N Building with natural stones (marble, granite, etc.)
BAU 115 Building with concrete; reinforced concrete (also statics of reinforced concrete)
BAU 116 Building with plastics

BAU Building parts

BAU 120 General, building details
BAU 123 Foundations
BAU 125 Walls, mobile partitions, also curtain walls and the like, facades (h.a. paint)
BAU 127 Roofs (incl. roof drainage)
BAU 128 Ceilings, floors, suspended ceilings
BAU 129 Chimneys, shafts
BAU 131Stairs, ramps (for escalators see BAU 168)
BAU 133 Doors and gates, entrances
BAU 135 Windows (also glazing and sun protection), skylights, lighting
BAU 137 Joints and seals
BAU 138 Building equipment (e.g. fittings, fastening & sealing materials ...)

BAU Building in particular climates

BAU 140 General and individual overviews (e.g. building in the tropics)
BAU 145 Theory, building ecology; general (h.a. sick building syndrome)
BAU 146 Energy-saving construction, solar architecture, solar energy, earth-covered houses, passive house
BAU 148Building biology, greening, natural constructions

BAU Structural physics

BAU 150 Theory, general
BAU 152 Sound insulation, room acoustics
BAU 154 Thermal insulation, moisture protection
BAU 156 Structural damage, building maintenance, building in the current state (preservation)
BAU 158 Building protection (e.g. sponge), fire protection

BAU Housing technology

BAU 160 Theory, safety, general (energy-saving construction see BAU 146)
BAU 161 Heating systems (also central generation of hot water)
BAU 162 Ventilation and air conditioning systems (including air heating)
BAU 164 Sanitary engineering, gas, water and waste water supply (sanitary facilities) see INN 35)
BAU 166 Electrical systems, telecommunications systems, lighting technology, lightning protection systems, antenna systems
BAU 168 Conveyor systems (elevators, escalators, small goods conveyors, pneumatic tubes, garbage chutes, facade elevators)

BAU Civil engineering

BAU 170 General (h.a. demolition, recycling)
BAU 171 Surveying, construction surveying
BAU 172 Foundation engineering, earthworks, soil mechanics, tunneling
BAU 173 Bridge engineering
BAU 175 Transport, roads, traffic and railroads
BAU 177 Hydraulic engineering, water management, water supply (wastewater technology in buildings see BAU 164)
BAU 178 Environmental protection, air and water purification

BAU Building history

BAU 180 Building history, if not included in AGE
BAU 182 Building history of individual epochs and regions
BAU 184 Building history of individual building, design, and construction types
BAU 185 Building construction examples of building history until 1945

DE Art and monument conservation; restoration; art techniques

DE-1 ZUS Destruction of artwork and buildings

DE-1 ZUS 1 Destruction of artwork and buildings, general
DE-1 ZUS 2 Destruction due to natural events and environmental influences
DE-1 ZUS 3 Destruction due to wars (general, up to approx. 1815)
DE-1 ZUS 4 War destruction 1800 to 1918 (World War I) (current country designations!)
DE-1 ZUS 5War destruction, World War II and later wars (current country designations!)
DE-1 ZUS 6 Conventions for the protection of cultural artifacts etc.
DE-1 ZUS 7 Protective measures, World Cultural Heritage
DE-1 ZUS 8 Re-purposing of historical buildings and monuments, monuments in private ownership

DE-2 TUF Theory and forms of monument preservation

DE-2 TUF 1 Monument preservation: compendia, general overviews
DE-2 TUF 2 Individual questions
DE-2 TUF 3 Monument preservation: law and administration, monument preservation regulations and laws (organized by country), Manifestos
DE-2 TUF 4 Professional issues, training: Conservationist, conservator
DE-2 TUF 5 History of monument preservation, general as well as by country (country code in the 4th row)
DE-2 TUF 6 Theory of monument preservation, monument preservation concepts
DE-2 TUF 7 Monument preservation practice (organized by country, country code in 4th row)
DE-2 TUF 8 Ecclesiastical preservation
DE-2 TUF 9 Initiatives to save and maintain monuments
DE-2 TUF 10 Monument protection and city: urban and transport planning, old town renewal/redevelopment, ensemble protection
DE-2 TUF 11 Monument protection for industry monuments, technical monuments
DE-2 TUF 12 Rural monument protection: farmhouses, village renewal, open-air museums, etc.
DE-2 TUF 13 Monument protection: landscape and garden, cemetery, grave, memorial. Cf. also AK-10/1/100/29 or AK-10/2 95 GRA and T-XX/1/100/29 or T-XX/2/95/GRA

DE-3 PUR Monument preservation and restoration methods

DE-3 PUR 1 Inventory, documentation: general, history, individual questions
DE-3 PUR 2 Building research (histor.): general, compendia, history, individual questions
DE-3 PUR 3 Individual methods of building research (differentiated In the 4th status row by abbreviated term (e.g. “AUFM”=Aufmass (measurement), etc.)
DE-3 PUR 4 Historical craft techniques and materials (architecture, general) (for material: key)
DE-3 PUR 5 Historical construction methods
DE-3 PUR 6 Historical building materials etc.
DE-3 PUR 7 Restorations (architecture)
DE-3 PUR 8 Conservation and maintenance of works of art, general, compendia
DE-3 PUR 9 Natural scientific investigative methods for the restoration and conservation of cultural artifacts (Note: see above for architecture)
DE-3 PUR 10 Historical craft techniques and materials (not related to architecture)
DE-3 PUR 11 Restoration of (destroyed or disassembled) artworks
DE-3 PUR 12 Art and restoration techniques: sculpture and painting
DE-3 PUR 13 Art and restoration techniques: sculpture
DE-3 PUR 14 Art and restoration techniques: painting, panel painting
DE-3 PUR 15 Art and restoration techniques: mural, mosaic, stained glass
DE-3 PUR 16 Art and restoration techniques: arts and crafts

GEB Building design

GEB Central resources

GEB 1 Bibliographies, reference services
GEB 2 Series (e.g. DBZ construction books, among others)
GEB 3 Congress reports, activity reports, travel reports, yearbooks
GEB 4 Architecture competitions (sorted by issue no.)
GEB 8 Compendia, special encyclopedias
GEB 10 Commemorative publications, speeches on building anniversaries and inaugurations
GEB 19 Exhibitions, collections, catalogs
GEB 20 Works with various content
GEB 23 Dissertations, habilitations
GEB 25 Institute publications and research reports
GEB 27 Institute publications and research reports from TU Berlin, Diplom theses, exercise reports

GEB 30 Theory, subject, principles of building design, introductions, history, building planning general
GEB 31 Overview of building genres and types, including regional general representations, multifunctional buildings, community centers
GEB 32 High-rises
GEB 33 A Planning and building for certain groups of people, general as well as multiple groups of people
GEB 33 B Disabled persons
GEB 33 K Children and youth
GEB 33 S Seniors

GEB Educational institutions

GEB 35 Kindergartens, daycare centers, nurseries, children's homes, children's villages, youth after care centers, children's playgrounds
GEB 37 Playgrounds and sports fields, sports facilities of all kinds, including outdoor swimming pools, general, see also GEB 40, BAU 53
GEB 38 Gymnasiums and sports halls, training buildings, bowling alleys, indoor swimming pools, baths, saunas
GEB 39 Sports stadiums, swimming stadiums
GEB 40 Schools, principles and general
GEB 41 Schools, examples
GEB 42 Universities, technical universities, colleges
GEB 43 Research facilities incl. for industry, institutes, research centers, reactors, laboratories, observatories, seminar rooms, computing centers
GEB 44 Academies

GEB Cultural buildings

GEB 45 Cultural buildings general, fundamental information, history
GEB 46 Theaters, playhouses, opera houses (incl. theater engineering and stagecraft)
GEB 47Performance venues, variety theater, cabaret, circus, puppet theater
GEB 48 Concert halls, philharmonic halls
GEB 49 Movie theaters
GEB 50 Film, television, and radio studios; broadcast studios, TV towers
GEB 51 Assembly halls, congress halls, town halls, hall buildings
GEB 52 Cultural centers
GEB 55 Museums, galleries
GEB 56 Exhibition buildings, exhibition halls
GEB 58 Libraries general, theory, subject, principles
GEB 59 Libraries, archive
GEB 60 Theory, subject, principles of modern places of worship, general
GEB 61 Christian churches
GEB 62 Monasteries, community centers of all denominations
GEB 63 Building parts in church construction, choir, crypt, sacristy, etc., also building materials for church construction, liturgical devices, bells, etc.
GEB 64 Cemeteries, crematoriums
GEB 65 Temples and sanctuaries of various religions & denominations
GEB 66 Synagogues
GEB 67 Mosques
GEB 68 Places of workshop for other denominations; (e.g. Japanese teahouse)

GEB Health care buildings

GEB 70 Theory, general, history
GEB 71 Hospitals, clinics, maternity homes, sanatoriums, medical practices, spas and health resorts
GEB 73 Public health departments
GEB 74 Veterinary clinics, animal shelters, institutes

GEB Resocialization buildings

GEB 75 Theory, general
GEB 76 Correctional facilities, prisons, reformatories

GEB Buildings of public safety and protection of citizens

GEB 80 Theory, general
GEB 81 Barracks, military buildings
GEB 82 Police stations, police precincts
GEB 83 Fire station, fire watches
GEB 84 Structures for radiation protection, air protection, water protection (dams, etc.)

GEB Public buildings

GEB 85 Theory, general
GEB 86 Municipal administrative buildings, general
GEB 87 City halls, municipal offices
GEB 88 Judicial buildings
GEB 89 Authorities of all kinds (district, housing, labor, tax office, etc.)
GEB 90 Public utility operation buildings, general
GEB 91 Post offices, telecommunications buildings
GEB 92 Waterworks, wastewater treatment plants, waste incineration plants
GEB 95 Government administration buildings, general
GEB 96 Parliament buildings (UNESCO etc.)
GEB 97 Ministries, chancelleries, embassy buildings

GEB Industry and trade buildings

GEB 100 Theory, general
GEB 102 Factories, industrial plants, production halls
GEB 103 Workshops, craft workshops, industrial yards
GEB 104 Warehouses, cold stores, silos

GEB Administrative and office buildings

GEB 105 Theory, general
GEB 106 Administrative and office buildings of industry and trade
GEB 107 Office and commercial buildings (co-offices)
GEB 108 Banks, savings banks, insurance companies

GEB Agricultural buildings

GEB 110 General and history
GEB 111 Compendia of agricultural building; series; reports
GEB 112 Farmhouses and farms
GEB 113 Stables of all kinds, barns, warehouses, greenhouses
GEB 114 Feed silos, workshops, special and technical facilities

GEB Trade and commerce buildings

GEB 115 Theory, general
GEB 116 Stores of all types, retail stores
GEB 117 Department stores, supermarkets, shopping centers, market halls, arcades

GEB Structures of transport routes

GEB 120 Theory, general
GEB 121 Structures for vehicle transport, garages of all types, parking lots, gas stations
GEB 123 Structures for rail transport, train stations, rail yard structures, cable car installations
GEB 125 Structures for air traffic, airports, passenger terminals, hangars
GEB 127 Structures for maritime traffic, harbors/ports, marinas

GEB Gastronomy buildings

GEB 130 Theory, general
GEB 131 Public houses, restaurants, bars, cafés, service areas, canteens, commercial kitchens

GEB Buildings of the accommodation industry

GEB 135 Theory, general
GEB 136 Hotels, motels, boatels, youth hostels, vacation homes

GEB Housing

GEB 200 Theory, subject, principles of housing
GEB 210 Overview of housing and types of housing, including regional overviews, primitive forms of housing
GEB 240 Housing, popular; house building guides, etc.
GEB 250 Residential areas
GEB 270 High-rise residential buildings, large residential units (e.g., unité d'habitation, Monica City)
GEB 290 Multiple-dwelling units, apartment buildings
GEB 300 Single-family houses, town house, terraced house, and courtyard houses
GEB 320 Vacation homes, weekend homes
GEB 330 Assembly construction for apartment buildings, prefabricated houses see BAU 73
GEB 350 Dormitories/residences for pupils, apprentices, students, the elderly, nuns, etc. Children's homes see GEB 35
GEB 370 Building and apartment renovation, see also STA 103

IKO Iconography

IKO-1 General iconographic literature

IKO-1 ALL 10 Compendia, lexica (encompassing multiple areas [see blow])
IKO-1 ALL 20 General: Imagery, iconology, iconography of religions, iconography and literature, etc.
IKO-1 ALL 40 Iconographic questions by time period (categorized by epoch key in letter format in the 4th status row)
IKO-1 ALL 50 Gesture (in a broad sense, emotional expressions, including anger, laughter, sleep, etc.)
IKO-1 ALL 60 Allegory: general questions
IKO-1 ALL 65 Allegory: Individual questions (including literary allegory, political allegorical interpretation, “Edelsteinallegorese,” etc.)
IKO-1 ALL 70 Allegory of → (individual areas are alphabetically organized by abbreviations in the 4th status row; philosophical-theological concepts/terms, etc.)
IKO-1 ALL 80 Symbols, signs: general (incl. Christian) (compendia, etc.)
IKO-1 ALL 88 Architectural symbolism
IKO-1 ALL 90 Number symbolism, numeral semantics
IKO-1 ALL 110 Hieroglyphics
IKO-1 ALL 120 Iconographic programs, general

IKO-2 Emblematics

IKO-2 EMB 10 General literature (Emblem, heraldic badges) / compendia
IKO-2 EMB 30 Individual questions
IKO-2 EMB 50 Emblem books (h.a. Andrea Alciato and Emblemata)

IKO-3 Mythology, general

IKO-3 ALL: Central information

IKO-3 ALL 10 General literature
IKO-3 ALL 20 Compendia
IKO-3 ALL 30 Individual questions
IKO-3 ALL 40 Source texts (h.a. Cesare Ripa: works and literature)
IKO-3 ALL 50 Non-European mythology

IKO-3 ANTIK: Classical mythology

IKO-3 ANTIK 10 Greek-Roman mythology, general; compendia
IKO-3 ANTIK 20 Compendia
IKO-3 ANTIK 30 Individual questions
IKO-3 ANTIK 35 Classical mythology and art and its survival in later art
IKO-3 ANTIK 40 Source texts (ancient authors: Ovid [Metamorph.], alphabetically organized (by name following hyphen with 2 letters in the 4th status row)
IKO-3 ANTIK 45 Illustrations, cycles, etc. accompanying ancient authors, alphabetically organized (by name following hyphen with 2 letters in the 4th status row)
IKO-3 ANTIK 50 Myth. figures (alphabetically organized), generally by Latin name, however there are exceptions: Aphrodite and Venus
IKO-3 ANTIK 60 Myth.groups ( Amazons, Graces, menads, muses, nymphs, the Fates, genii (cf. also putti), Satyr, fauns, Silenus, sibyls, sphynx, Sirens, harpies, centaurs, etc.
IKO-3 ANTIK 80 Mythical scenes

IKO-3 EURO: Other European mythologies

IKO-3 EURO 10 General questions
IKO-3 EURO 20 Compendia, etc.
IKO-3 EURO 30 Individual questions, cf. e.g. grail
IKO-3 EURO 40 Sources
IKO-3 EURO 50 Individual figures (alphabetical), e.g. Arthur, Roland etc.
IKO-3 EURO 80 Mythological scenes

IKO-4 Christian iconography

IKO-4 ALL: General information

IKO-4 ALL 10 General literature and collected works
IKO-4 ALL 20 Compendia and lexica
IKO-4 ALL 25 Bible, concordances, apocrypha
IKO-4 ALL 30 Individual questions (Examples: Christian monograms, iconography of religious orders, the profane in Christian art, images, and texts, Hortus conclusus, picture meditation, the hand of God, etc.
IKO-4 ALL 40 Byzantine iconography; icons
IKO-4 ALL 50 History of Christian iconography (epoch key in letter format following hyphen)
IKO-4 ALL 60 iconographic programs (Christian)
IKO-4 ALL 70 Bible illustrations (all media unless specified below)
IKO-4 ALL 75 Illustrated Bibles, picture Bibles (those by individual artists are listed under K!)
IKO-4 ALL 78 Biblia pauperum, Speculum humanae salvationis, Rota in medo rotae, etc.
IKO-4 ALL 80 Liturgical actions/celebrations
IKO-4 ALL 90 Sacraments (seven): T = baptism, B = reconciliation, A = Holy Communion; F = confirmation, P = ordination, E= matrimony, Ö= last rites (with hyphen following the guide number)
IKO-4 ALL 100 Other ecclesiastical actions
IKO-4 ALL 200 “Spirit beings”: souls (in purgatory etc.)
IKO-4 ALL 210 Angel (angelic hierarchies, etc.)
IKO-4 ALL 220 Heaven
IKO-4 ALL 230 Heavenly Jerusalem
IKO-4 ALL 240 Devil and hell
IKO-4 ALL 250 Demons and witches
IKO-4 ALL 300 Trinity
IKO-4 ALL 310 God the Father
IKO-4 ALL 320 Holy Spirit
IKO-4 ALL 330 Devotional picture (various motifs & genres etc.)
IKO-4 ALL 340 Jesus Christ, general
IKO-4 ALL 350 Image of Christ, various themes
IKO-4 ALL 360 Image of Christ by period (epoch key in letter format following hyphen)
IKO-4 ALL 370 Tree of Jesse
IKO-4 ALL 400 Madonna, general
IKO-4 ALL 410 Images of the Virgin Mary, various themes
IKO-4 ALL 420 Images of the Virgin Mary by period (epoch key in letter format following hyphen)
IKO-4 ALL 430 Images of the Virgin Mary by country and region
IKO-4 ALL 440 Life of the Virgin Mary

IKO-4 AT: Old Testament

IKO-4 AT 10 General literature
IKO-4 AT 20 Compendia, etc.
IKO-4 AT 30 Individual questions
IKO-4 AT 40 Genesis
IKO-4 AT 50 Prophets (alphabetically organized by name using a reference number in the fourth status row following the hyphen)
IKO-4 AT 60 Other figures in the Old Testament (alphabetically organized by name using a reference number in the fourth status row (three places)
IKO-4 AT 70 Scenes from the Old Testament
IKO-4 AT 80 Psalms

IKO-4 NT: New Testament

IKO-4 NT 10 General literature 
IKO-4 NT 20 Compendia
IKO-4 NT 30 Individual questions
IKO-4 NT 40 Life of Jesus (general, entire) 
IKO-4 NT 41 Birth, Adoration (of the Magi)
IKO-4 NT 42 Childhood events
IKO-4 NT 43 Life before the Passion (miracles, parables, etc.)
IKO-4 NT 44 Passion
IKO-4 NT 45 Entombment
IKO-4 NT 46 Resurrection and related events: “Noli me tangere,” etc.)
IKO-4 NT 47 Pentecost, Ascension
IKO-4 NT 50 Apocalypse, Last Judgment IKO-4 NT 60 Apostles, general (alphabetically organized by name using a reference number in the fourth status row following the hyphen (two places: PE, AN, JÄ, JO, PH, BA,MA,TH, JJ SI, JT, PA))
IKO-4 NT 65 Judas Iscariot
IKO-4 NT 70 Evangelists (alphabetically organized by name using a reference number in the fourth status row following the hyphen (two places: MT, MK, LK JH)
IKO-4 NT 80 John the Baptist, Salome
IKO-4 NT 90 Other figures in the New Testament (alphabetically organized by name using a reference number in the fourth status row (two places) (Note: cf. “43”: e.g. Lazarus)
IKO-4 NT 100 Other events (excl. miracles, parables, etc.)

IKO-4 SANCT Saints and Blesseds

IKO-4 SANCT 10 General literature
IKO-4 SANCT 20 Christian attributes (of saints, Arma Christi, etc.)
IKO-4 SANCT 30 Compendia
IKO-4 SANCT 40 Individual questions
IKO-4 SANCT 50 Acts of the Saints
IKO-4 SANCT 60 Saints by epoch (epoch key in letter format, generally added to the 4th status row) 
IKO-4 SANCT 70 Saints by country and region (national country code in the 4th status row)
IKO-4 SANCT 80 Saints and blesseds (alphabetically organized by first letter following the hyphen, maximum 2 places, e.g. AE: Anthony the Great; AP: Anthony of Padua

IKO–5 Secular iconography

IKO-5 ALL: General information

IKO-5 ALL 10 General literature
IKO-5 ALL 20 Compendia
IKO-5 ALL 30 Individual questions: Ruins, exoticism, Capriccio, animals and people, scientific illustrations, among others)
IKO-5 ALL 40 Multiple secular programs
IKO-5 ALL 50 History of secular iconography (unspecified)
IKO-5 ALL 60 Secular iconography by epoch (epoch key - in letter format following a hyphen after the guide number)
IKO-5 ALL 70 Depictions from history, history painting
IKO-5 ALL 75 Depictions from history: individual questions: famous men and women, battle scenes, ruler iconography general and specific [excluding ruler portraits, cf. Portraits], law and justice
IKO-5 ALL 80 (Individual) events and persons (multiple)
IKO-5 ALL 81 Antiquity
IKO-5 ALL 82 Pre-medieval era
IKO-5 ALL 83 Middle Ages
IKO-5 ALL 84 Renaissance/Baroque
IKO-5 ALL 85 18th/early 19th century
IKO-5 ALL 86 19th/20th century
IKO-5 ALL 87 21st century
IKO-5 ALL 90 People (historical) (Differentiated by hyphen: 2 letters)
IKO-5 ALL 95 Painting of historical events (earthquake, storm, lightning, etc.)

IKO-5 HOM: Human and society

IKO-5 HOM 10 People and society: general illustration and individual questions
IKO-5 HOM 20 Illustration of people (general) (e.g. nude)
IKO-5 HOM 24 Woman
IKO-5 HOM 25 Man
IKO-5 HOM 30 Illustration of people by epoch (epoch key, letter format)
IKO-5 HOM 40 “Status groups,” careers, work and artistic creation (cf. also painters and model)
IKO-5 HOM 50 Figures from literature, illustration for literary materials (alphabetized through the addition of the first letter following the guide number) [Does not include mythology!]
IKO-5 HOM 60 Illustrations from daily life (genre illustrations)
IKO-5 HOM 61 Game IKO-5 HOM 62 Theater
IKO-5 HOM 63 Celebrations
IKO-5 HOM 64 Inn, pub, food and drink
IKO-5 HOM 65 Music (serenade, concert, etc.)
IKO-5 HOM 66 Dance 
IKO-5 HOM 67 Hunting
IKO-5 HOM 68 Sport
IKO-5 HOM 69 Illness, healing, death
IKO-5 HOM 70 Other scenes and occurrences: Combat, maternity room, birth, bath, justice, punishment, money transactions, walk, etc.
IKO-5 HOM 80 Types of people (general)
IKO-5 HOM 90 Age (child, old person)
IKO-5 HOM 100 Orants, benefactors
IKO-5 HOM 110 Ethnic groups
IKO-5 HOM 120 Parts of the world (excl. allegory!)
IKO-5 HOM 200 astronomical, astrological imagery
IKO-5 HOM 210 Zodiac, individual stars
IKO-5 HOM 220 Time, period
IKO-5 HOM 230 Seasons
IKO-5 HOM 240 Months, monthly imagery
IKO-5 HOM 250 Times of the day
IKO-5 HOM 300 Utopia

IKO-5 NAT: Animals and plants

IKO-5 NAT 10 Animals and plants, general and individual questions; including reference works
IKO-5 NAT 20 Animals (including mythical creatures) general and individual questions
IKO-5 NAT 30 Animals, reference works (Physiologus, bestiaries)
IKO-5 NAT 40 Animal illustrations by epoch (epoch key in letter format, follows the guide number)
IKO-5 NAT 50 Individual animals, alphabetically organized; first letter follows guide number
IKO-5 NAT 60 Plants, general and individual questions
IKO-5 NAT 70 Reference works (plant books, herb books, herbaria)
IKO-5 NAT 80 Plant illustrations by epoch (epoch key in letter format, follows the guide number)
IKO-5 NAT 90 Individual plants, alphabetically organized; first letter follows guide number
IKO-5 SACH Secular iconography: material aspects of daily life

INN Interior design

INN Components and materials of interior design

INN 1 Bibliographies, reference service, address books
INN 3 Congress reports, activity reports, yearbooks
INN 8 Compendia, special encyclopedias
INN 17 Career, studies, research, universities, institutes, vocational schools, field trips
INN 19 Exhibitions, collections, catalogs
INN 23 Dissertations, habilitations
INN 25 Institute publications and research reports, general
INN 30 Interior design, general design theory, ergonomics
INN 31 Furnishing and decoration of all types of rooms
INN 33 Furnishing and decoration of houses, apartments, living spaces, etc.
INN 35 Furnishing and decoration of kitchens and washrooms
Commercial kitchens, see GEB 131 

Components and materials of interior design

INN 40 Furniture and furniture installations 
INN 43 Fireplaces and ovens, including historical
INN 45 Wall coverings (wall hangings and coverings, wallpaper, etc.), Flooring (carpet, linoleum, plastic covering, etc.), window treatments (curtains, drapes, etc.) various materials
INN 47 Room exposure and lighting
INN 49 Color in rooms, psychology of color, etc.

KAT Museum and collection catalogs (holding catalogs) as well as exhibition and auction catalogs

KAT Museum and collection catalogs

KAT-1 MUS Museum and (inventory) catalogs
KAT-2 PRIV Inventory catalogs of private collections
KAT-3 AUS Exhibition catalogs
KAT-4 AUK Auction catalogs

Shelved by museum and collection location

MUS Museum studies and collecting

MUS1 SAM General questions about collecting

MUS-1 SAM 1 Art collecting, general, patronage (Note: Excl. art sponsorship/art policy etc.)
MUS-1 SAM 2 History of art collecting (cf. e.g art and curiosity collections)
MUS-1 SAM 3 Shelved by individual art collector: These are shelved alphabetically by the name in the 4th row (max. 5 letters) (Individual family or dynasty members are not separated but rather listed under the same name; cf. e.g. Medici, Gonzaga, Rothschild, Farnese etc.(shelved under commissioner)
MUS-1 SAM 4 Art trade, general
MUS-1 SAM 5 History of art trade
MUS-1 SAM 6 Individual art dealers (including companies): alphabetically shelved by name (4th status row, max. 5 letters)
MUS-1 SAM 7 Art forgery, falsification, expertise, authenticity issues
MUS-1 SAM 8 Art robbery, theft, appropriate (can be further subcategorized in the 4th status row by epoch key (in letter format))

MUS-2 INS Museum and exhibition studies

MUS-2 INS 1 Museum, general
MUS-2 INS 2 Museum careers, museum studies, museum education, etc.
MUS-2 INS 3 Museum-technical questions
MUS-2 INS 4 Art collections pre-1800 (individual institutions; please note distinction from MUS-1/SAM/2)
MUS-2 INS 5 Museum studies post-1800 (shelved by country, in the 4th status row: national country code)
MUS-2 INS 6 Exhibition work, general and individual questions
MUS-2 INS 7 Exhibition work within the epochs (4th status row epoch key)
MUS-2 INS 8 Individual exhibitions (general literature), shelved according to year of exhibition: in the 4th status row year. Large exhibitions, like Biennale or documenta, linked to individual places are shelved under urban topography under “Z”
MUS-2 INS 9 Lexica and compendia on museums (supranational, cf. key)
MUS-2 INS 10 Lexica and compendia, national (shelved by country using country code and, if possible, with guide numbers of the topography subcategorization by region)
MUS-2 INS 11 Museums, private collections: general literature, (without (inventory) catalogs (possibly shelved by place: in the 4th status row, alphabetically organized), in the event of several places, the 4th row remains blank

STA Urban planning

STA Central resources

STA 1 Bibliographies, reference service, address books
STA 2 Series (e.g. publication series of the Federal Ministry of Spatial Planning)
STA 3 Congress reports, activity reports, yearbooks
STA 8 Compendia, lexica, tables, special encyclopedias
STA 10 Biographies, commemorative publications, diaries, awards, letters
STA 17 Career, studies, research, universities, institutes, vocational schools, field trips, presentations
STA 19 Exhibitions, collections, catalogs
STA 20 Publications with mixed content
STA 23 Dissertations, habilitations
STA 25 Institute publications and research reports, general
STA 27 Institute publications and research reports from TU Berlin, as well as Diplom theses and exercise papers

STA Methodological and instrumental principles of urban, regional, and state planning

STA 30 General
STA 31 Planning theory, planning methodology, planning procedures, see also BAU 31
STA 33 Data acquisition, data processing, optimization methods, information systems, prognostics, simulation
STA 37 Standard values, demand sizes

STA Planning law

STA 40 General (see also BAU 40)
STA 42 Laws, ordinances, including opinions (see also BAU 41)
STA 44 Guidelines, recommendations including opinions (national, state, and communal publications)
STA 47 Land law

STA Integrated disciplines

STA 50 General
STA 51 Sociology, sociography (quality of life, residential value, recreational value), social planning
STA 53 Demography, population development, population policy, personnel infrastructure
STA 54 Politics, business, finance; institutional infrastructure, property valuation
STA 57 Medicine
STA 58 Environmental protection

STA Infrastructure

STA 60 General, concept, methods, criticism
STA 63 Material infrastructure (water supply and disposal, energy, waste, communication
STA 66 Transport planning: general, principles, methods, models, transport policy
STA 68 Individual transport, stationary traffic, general and examples (system, technology)
STA 72 Public transportation: general and examples
STA 75 Pedestrian zones, pedestrian paths: general and examples

STA Spatial planning, state and regional planning

STA 80 General, concept, organization, objectives, regional research and policy
STA 82 Structural and site planning
STA 84 National and regional planning abroad (overviews and examples, alphabetical)
STA 86 State and regional planning in Germany, overviews
STA 88 State and regional planning in Germany, examples, alphabetical

STA Urban planning and development

STA 90 General, overviews
STA 92 Urban and urban planning theory, research, criticism, urban geography, urban design
STA 96 Urban utopias, city models
STA 98 Urban development planning, urban planning, settlement, structural and location issues
STA 101 Urban replanning, urban expansion
STA 103 Urban redevelopment, urban renewal, urban image maintenance
STA 104 Neighborhood planning, urban centers, subcenters, community facilities
STA 106 Rural planning, village renewal
STA 108 Urban and settlement planning under special conditions (climate, geographic determinants)

STA Green space planning, recreation

STA 110 General
STA 112Recreation, tourism, camping
STA 115 Landscape planning
STA 118 Urban green space planning
STA 120 Street planting, conservation planting
STA 123 Gardens, home gardens, allotments, roof gardens, balconies, flower windows
STA 125 Garden architecture and design
STA 127 History of garden architecture, general
STA 129 Gardens, parks, individual examples, alphabetical

STA History of urban planning

STA 130 General, overviews
STA 132 Urban planning of the modern era post-1945, general and examples
STA 134 Urban planning of the 19th and 20th century, general and examples
STA 135 Urban planning of the modern era, general and examples
STA 136 Urban planning of the middle ages, general and examples
STA 137 Urban planning of antiquity, general and examples

STA Country and city monographs

STA 140 1 General
STA 140 2 Europe
STA 140 3 America
STA 140 4 Asia
STA 140 5 Africa
STA 140 ? Country by international country code 
STA 140 ? ? Country by international country code/individual places
STA 155 Urban planning Berlin 
STA 156 Urban planning Berlin and Brandenburg

2nd floor: art studies, individual artists

AK General art history

AK-1 General bibliographies and reference works for art and architectural history, methodology, theory

AK-1 ALL General bibliographies and reference works for art and architectural history

AK-1 ALL 1 Bibliographies, presentation notes, reference works
AK-1 ALL 5 Address books, directories
AK-1 ALL 10 Biographical reference works
AK-1 ALL 15 Encyclopedias, lexica, dictionaries

AK-1 THEO System, methodology, theory of art history

AK-1 THEO 10 Introduction to theory of fine arts, compendia
AK-1 THEO 20 Art theory, aesthetics and philosophy of art, general, comprehensive history
AK-1 THEO 21 Low art, kitsch
AK-1 THEO 22 Antiquity
AK-1 THEO 24 Middle Ages and Renaissance
AK-1 THEO 25 Modern era (until approx. 1750)
AK-1 THEO 26 Approx. 1750-1830
AK-1 THEO 28 Beginning 1830, 19th century
AK-1 THEO 29 20th and 21st century
AK-1 THEO 30 Individual authors by name
AK-1 THEO 40 Methodology of art history
AK-1 THEO 44 Gender-specific descriptions of art history, feminist art history
AK-1 THEO 50 Comparative art and art criticism, art and press, journalism (by country)
AK-1 THEO 60 Psychology of art and the artist
AK-1 THEO 70 Art and other disciplines/sciences (general, multiple)
AK-1 THEO 80 Stylistics (general)

AK-2 PRAX Art history in practice (studies)

AK-2 PRAX 10 Studies, career: Subject information, professional issues (examination regulations, examination tasks, etc.)
AK-2 PRAX 20 Introduction to studying art history
AK-2 PRAX 30 History of art history as an academic subject

Art education, art appreciation

AK-2 PRAX 40 Theory and history of art education, art lessons, didactics
AK-2 PRAX 50 Art appreciation education
AK-2 PRAX 60 Art and children, amateur art
AK-2 PRAX 70 Art practice, instructions

AK-3 GKG History of art studies

AK-3 GKG 10 General scientific organization & professional issues
AK-3 GKG 20 In individual countries
AK-3 GKG 30 Documents about institutes, scientific institutions, academies, associations (shelved by place name)
AK-3 GKG 34 Associations, institutions, companies, etc. without a specific location
AK-3 GKG 40 Collections on or for multiple art historians
AK-3 GKG 50 Individual documents about art historians (biographies, obituaries, etc.) Commemorative publications (organized alphabetically)
AK-3 GKG 60 Publications by art historians, scholarly works (collections, etc., only letters and essays which could not be thematically categorized)
AK-3 GKG 65 Writings by multiple art historians, essay collections, if not otherwise categorized
AK-3 GKG 70 Congress and conference reports: shelved by congress year and first letter of the city where the congress was held (Only for publications which cannot be thematically categorized.)

AK-4 GES Art and society (sociology of art) (I)

AK-4 GES 10 Art planning and art promotion, art policy (art & censorship), general and supranational, not categorized by time.
AK-4 GES 15 Art planning like 10 (categorized by epoch key in letter format)
AK-4 GES 20 Art planning etc. by country
AK-4 GES 30 Art and audience (interaction, art, artist, audience)
AK-4 GES 40 Art as a means of information/advertisement

AK-5 SOZ Art and society (sociology of art) (II) Social conditions and functions

AK-5 SOZ 10 Art and society, (art sociological, social-historical approach)
AK-5 SOZ 20 Art and war (excl. art theft, etc.)
AK-5 SOZ 30 Art and revolution
AK-5 SOZ 40 Art and society, special (social) processes
AK-5 SOZ 60 Image worship/Image use
AK-5 SOZ 70 Iconoclasm: Iconoclastic controversy/iconoclastic riot/destruction of works of art, vandalism (destruction of works of art by war and environmental influences, see DE-1 ZUS)
AK-5 SOZ 80 Reformation (art)/Counter-Reformation (epoch keys in letter format)

AK-6 SOK Sociology of artists

AK-6 SOK 10 Artists, general
AK-6 SOK 12 Female artists
AK-6 SOK 20 Artists by epoch
AK-6 SOK 25 Artistic training: Art academies, art schools, among others (by country) (if the art school is part of movement during a specific time, e.g. Bauhaus, then shelved by country and respective epoch)
AK-6 SOK 30 Artists – Education of the artist, artists cult, artists in literature, ennobled artists, etc. Categorized by art form
AK-6 SOK 35 Artist residences
AK-6 SOK 40 Position of the artist in society, e.g. workshop, studio, court artist, etc. (categorized by time period)
AK-6 SOK 45 Artist walks
AK-6 SOK 50 Artists: groupings, associations (guild, masons’ guild, etc.)
AK-6 SOK 60 Artists, economic position
AK-6 SOK 80 Members of certain professional and social groups as artists

AK-7 QUE Sources

AK-7 QUE 10 Sources on art in general, multiple countries without time period specifications or spanning periods
AK-7 QUE 15 Source documents by epoch
AK-7 QUE 20 Source by art form, transregional; separated by epoch
AK-7 QUE 30 Source documents by country
AK-7 QUE 31 Source documents by country, art form: Architecture
AK-7 QUE 32 Source documents by country, art form: Sculpture
AK-7 QUE 33 Source documents by country, art form: Painting
AK-7 QUE 34 Source documents by country, art form: Arts and crafts
AK-7 QUE 35 Source documents by country, art form: New media
AK-7 QUE 40 Sources on art

AK-8 GSA General art history: Complete overviews

AK-8 GSA 10 General overviews
AK-8 GSA 20 Reproductions and collections
AK-8 GSA 30 Complete overviews restricted to a certain topic across art forms
AK-8 GSA 40 Collections of artist biographies (international)
AK-8 GSA 50 Individual questions (collections) (overarching topics, not geographical or by epoch)
AK-8 GSA 60 Artistic exchange between cultures and continents
AK-8 GSA 61 Europe–Middle East/North Africa
AK-8 GSA 62 Europe-Asia
AK-8 GSA 63 Europa-China/Japan (chinoiserie)
AK-8 GSA 64 Europe-America (South/North)
AK-8 GSA 67 Artistic exchange between individual countries
AK-8 GSA 70 Religious art, general
AK-8 GSA 72 Religious art (Christian)
AK-8 GSA 75 Art of religious orders, overview, history
AK-8 GSA 80 Religious art (non-Christian), general and other
AK-8 GSA 81 Judaism
AK-8 GSA 82 Islam
AK-8 GSA 83 Buddhism
AK-8 GSA 85 Byzantine art, Late Antiquity, Early Christianity (purely architectural illustrations, see AK-10 1 70)

AK-9 GES General art: Complete overview by epoch (time period)

AK-9 GES Third column epoch key (in number format)

AK-10 General art history by art genre


AK-10 1 5 Reproductions
AK-10 1 10 General illustrations, compendia, etc.
AK-10 1 15 Collections of architect biographies (more than 2, transnational, otherwise s. Artists)
AK-10 1 16 International architecture associations, architecture offices with several members
AK-10 1 18 Architecture competitions
AK-10 1 20 Individual questions
AK-10 1 25 Architect training
AK-10 1 27 History of building law, building trade, construction management
AK-10 1 30 Theory and aesthetic (including history)
AK-10 1 32 Arch. space, spatial questions (aesthetic, architectural theory)
AK-10 1 35 Architectural psychology
AK-10 1 40 Architectural sociology
AK-10 1 50 Building in historical environments
AK-10 1 60 Relationships to other art forms
AK-10 1 65 Architectural history of individual epochs
AK-10 1 66 Architectural history by religion: Judaism
AK-10 1 67 Architectural history by religion: Islam
AK-10 1 68 Architectural history by religion: Buddhism
AK-10 1 69 Architectural history by religion: Other
AK-10 1 70 Byzantine architecture; Late Antiquity; Early Christianity (Cf. AK-8 GSA 85 for cross-genre representations).
AK-10 1 75 Architecture; sorted by builder
AK-10 1 80 Architectural drawing
AK-10 1 81 Proportion, geometry, etc.
AK-10 1 82 Architectural models
AK-10 1 83 Architectural representations (design), e.g. in the form of engravings, etc.
AK-10 1 84 Modern design processes and their implementation; experimental architecture
AK-10 1 85 Architecture by material
AK-10 1 90 Architecture by building technique in general
AK-10 1 92 Construction questions
AK-10 1 95 Architecture: sorted by structure component
AK-10 1 98 Architecture decoration, coloring
AK-10 1 99 Interior architecture
AK-10 1 100 Architecture by construction task


AK-10 2 5 Reproductions
AK-10 2 10 General representations, compendia, etc.
AK-10 2 15 Collections of sculptor biographies (more than 2, transnational, otherwise K(= Artist)
AK-10 2 20 Individual questions
AK-10 2 60 Relationships to other art forms
AK-10 2 65 Sculpture (history) of individual epochs
AK-10 2 80 Sculptural drawing
AK-10 2 82 Bozzetto, model of a sculpture
AK-10 2 85 Sculpture by material
AK-10 2 88 Composition and color in sculpture
AK-10 2 90 Sculpture by appearance
AK-10 2 95 Sculpture by object
AK-10 2 100 Sculpture by motive


AK-10 3 5 Reproductions
AK-10 3 10 General representations, compendia, etc.
AK-10 3 15 Collections of painter biographies (more than 2, transnational, otherwise K(= Artist)
AK-10 3 16 Artist associations, supranational
AK-10 3 20 Individual questions (general, various)
AK-10 3 22 Form and color (general)
AK-10 3 23 Color, color theory
AK-10 3 24 Light, shadow
AK-10 3 25 Composition, proportion, symmetry, geometry, etc.
AK-10 3 26 Perspective
AK-10 3 27 Anatomy
AK-10 3 28 Physiognomics
AK-10 3 60 Relationships to other art forms
AK-10 3 65 History of painting by epoch
AK-10 3 80 Preliminary sketch, underdrawing, etc. (for sketch books refer to Graphic art!)
AK-10 3 85 Materials and techniques
AK-10 3 90 Subjects of painting (non-iconographic)

Glass painting

AK-10 3G 5 Reproductions
AK-10 3G 10 General representations, compendia
AK-10 3G 15 Corpus vitrearum; organized by country
AK-10 3G 65 Epochs


AK-10 3M 5 Reproductions
AK-10 3M 10 General representations, compendia
AK-10 3M 65 Epochs

Drawing/graphic art

AK-10 3Z 5 Reproductions
AK-10 3Z 10 General representations, compendia
AK-10 3Z 15 Collected biographies, collections of catalogues raisonnés (multiple artists), transregional (otherwise s. Artist)
AK-10 3Z 16 Artist associations, etc.
AK-10 3Z 20 Relationships to other art forms
AK-10 3Z 65 History of drawing/graphic art by epoch
AK-10 3Z 80 Sketch books
AK-10 3Z 85 Processes and graphic techniques
AK-10 3Z 90 Graphic art by subject and object

Applied arts/Realia

AK-10 4 10 General representations, history of ornament
AK-10 4 12 Ornament by epoch
AK-10 4 16 Ornament (individual forms)
AK-10 4 17 Ornament engraving
AK-10 4 18 Ornament in relation to other art forms
AK-10 4 20 Applied arts in general
AK-10 4 22 History of applied arts
AK-10 4 24 Individual aspects of applied arts
AK-10 4 26 Important groups and movements, including those related to other art forms, such as the Werkbund (WERKB) or Arts and Crafts Movement (ARTS)
AK-10 4 30 Industrial design, (20th/21st century) in general, different materials and objects, etc.
AK-10 4 40 Folk art (general)
AK-10 4 50 Ecclesiastical treasury art, only multiple church treasures or collections (otherwise under T-xx/O)
AK-10 4 52 Church inventory (fixed)
AK-10 4 54 Church inventory, mobile (liturgical devices)
AK-10 4 56 Votives, votive images, rosaries, amulets, pilgrims badges, etc.
AK-10 4 58 Nativities, Christmas decoration
AK-10 4 60 Secular treasure art (general)
AK-10 4 62 Insignia
AK-10 4 64 Jewelery
AK-10 4 66 Medals, badges, orders, coins
AK-10 4 68 Seals, coats of arms
AK-10 4 70 Tableware (primarily metal)
AK-10 4 72 Toilet service, writing instruments, toiletry bag (primarily metal)
AK-10 4 74 Watches/automats/instruments/tools (also astronom., geograph., medical, etc.), glasses
AK-10 4 76 Musical instruments (including those not made of metal)
AK-10 4 78 Armor/weapons (including those not made of metal)
AK-10 4 79 Forging and locksmithing
AK-10 4 80 Other devices, pieces, etc. made of metal (cf. e.g. door knockers, fittings, stove plates, pewter figures etc.)
AK-10 4 90 Metals
AK-10 4 92 Enamel & melting work, niello
AK-10 4 100 Glass, crystal, rock crystal and objects made of these materials
AK-10 4 110 Precious stones, gems, cameos
AK-10 4 120 Stone types (semi-precious stones): alabaster, marble, porphyry, slate, artificial stones, other
AK-10 4 122 Stone intarnsia, pietre dure, scagliola, etc.
AK-10 4 130 Other (natural) materials, such as: amber, mother of pearl, shells, coral, ivory, horn and others.
AK-10 4 140 Other materials
AK-10 4 150 Ceramic
AK-10 4 152 Tile
AK-10 4 154 Faience, majolica
AK-10 4 156 Porcelain
AK-10 4 158 Earthenware, stoneware; terracotta
AK-10 4 170 Wood (general, excl. furniture, see below)
AK-10 4 172 Inlays, flat carving (wood)
AK-10 4 173 Furniture in general
AK-10 4 174 Furniture
AK-10 4 176 Farmhouse furniture
AK-10 4 180 Textiles
AK-10 4 182 Fabrics and techniques (brocade, silk, lace, etc.) 
AK-10 4 183 (Picture) embroidery
AK-10 4 184 Liturgical textiles, e.g. Lenten veil
AK-10 4 185 Clothing and fashion in general
AK-10 4 186 Liturgical vestments (dalmatic, chasuble, mitre, etc.), religious habit
AK-10 4 190 Secular clothing; Official robes, costume; national costume, work clothes
AK-10 4 196 Rugs
AK-10 4 198 Flags
AK-10 4 210 Interior fittings (general)
AK-10 4 214 Wallpaper, wall covering; wall paneling, panneau
AK-10 4 216 Ceiling, flooring
AK-10 4 220 Fireplace, stove
AK-10 4 222 Lamps, chandeliers
AK-10 4 224 Other interior fittings and decorative objects
AK-10 4 240 Picture frames, mirrors
AK-10 4 250 Bookbinding
AK-10 4 260 Games, toys
AK-10 4 270 Vehicles: carriages, sleighs, cars, ships, airplanes, etc. 
AK-10 4 280 Varia: includes all other applied art objects not otherwise categorized.

New media and art movements

AK-10 5 AASS Multiple new art movements (compiled)
AK-10 5 AIRA Air art
AK-10 5 BODY Body art
AK-10 5 COMP Computer art, Internet
AK-10 5 CONC Concept art
AK-10 5 ELEK Electronic, interactive art
AK-10 5 FILM Cinematics
AK-10 5 FOTO Photography
AK-10 5 HOLO Holography
AK-10 5 KINE Kinetic art
AK-10 5 LAND Land art (Earth art)
AK-10 5 MINIM Minimal art
AK-10 5 OBJEK Junk art, Arte povera, etc.
AK-10 5 PERFO Performance art, happening, fluxus
AK-10 5 RAUMI Installation art, room installation
AK-10 5 STREE Street art (graffiti see AK-10 3 85 WA-68)
AK-10 5 TECHN Techno-science art, transgenic art, artificial life art
AK-10 5 VIDEO Video art
AK-10 5 etc. etc.

BUMA Book painting

BUMA A General works

BUMA A 10 Codicology
BUMA A 20 Compendia, general representations
BUMA A 30 Compilations, catalogs
BUMA A 40 Book painting by task and function
BUMA A 60 Relationships to other art genres

BUMA G History of book painting

BUMA G 10 pre-Carolingian
BUMA G 15 Byzantium, Eastern Mediterranean
BUMA G 20 Carolingian
BUMA G 25 Germany, Austria,Switzerland, Benelux, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
BUMA G 30 Dutch-Burgundian
BUMA G 35 France
BUMA G 40 Italy
BUMA G 45 Iberian Peninsula
BUMA G 50 Great Britain/Ireland
BUMA G 55 (South) Eastern Europe, (Hungary, Balkans)
BUMA G 60 Scandinavia
BUMA G 65 “Orient”
BUMA G 70 rest of Asia
BUMA G 75 Africa
BUMA G 80 America (North)
BUMA G 85 America (Central, South)

INV Inventories

INV Inventories

The subject classification "Scientific (art) guides, monuments of art and architecture, inventories, monument topography" consists to a considerable extent of continuation works or series. These are grouped by country code. 

Individual countries

INV A Austria
INV B Belgium
INV CZ Czech Republic
INV CH Switzerland
INV D Germany


K Individual artists (artist monographs)

K Individual artists

  • Shelving is alphabetical by artist name (last name or abbreviation), not separated by nation, epoch, or art form.
  • Artists with the same name or identical abbreviations are differentiated from each other through the use of additional guide numbers (alphabetical grouping or guide number designation according to first name wherever possible).
  • Publications by two artists with different last names are cataloged under the name of the first author/artist.
  • Artist families and their members are grouped under the first representative of the family.
  • Anonymous artists or artists with provisional names, monogrammists (artists known by their initials, year, place, etc.) are alphabetically cataloged under K Anony (masters known by year generally within their respective group by ascending year) and placed in the artist alphabet at the appropriate place under the collective term "Anony"; initials are added in the 3rd row instead of a guide number as an additional order criterion, initials or M+ year, e.g. Master E.S.: “K Anony ES,” Master of the Housebook: “K Anony Hausb,” Master L. Cz.: “K Anony LCZ,” or Masters from 1515: “K Anony M1515.”
  • The following key is assigned to artists for whom a larger amount of literature is available for better subdivision and orientation:
    • A: Personal bibliographies
    • B: Written sources, self-testimonies, e.g. letters, diaries, archives, autobiographies, literary and scientific works, works published by the artist themselves, etc. e.g. engraving sequences, Dürer's Four Books of Human Proportion..., Doré's illustrated Bible, etc.
    • C: Oeuvre catalogs, catalogs of works (also of individual groups of works), exhibition catalogs D Pure works of illustration, illustrated books, pictorial portfolios E Biographies, general descriptions, documents on life and work, collective works, commemorative publications, etc.
    • F: Areas of work of the artist as architect, painter, sculptor, graphic artist, writer, theorist, etc. For artists who were active in all 3 art genres and for whom larger amounts of literature are available, subdivisions are made within F: F1: Architecture, F2: Sculpture, F3: Painting/graphic art (cf. e.g. Michelangelo)G Individual questions, individual works
    • H: Relationships with other persons, impact of the person and the work

PORT Portrait/caricature

PORT 1 Portrait general

PORT 1 Portrait general

PORT 1 ALL 10 Compendia, portrait catalogs
PORT 1 ALL 20 General literature, reproductions
PORT 1 ALL 30 Individual questions
PORT 1 ALL 40 Portraits within individual art forms (specified by hyphen and art form key)

PORT 2 Types of portraits

PORT 2 FAMIL Family portrait
PORT 2 FRAUE Female portrait
PORT 2 GRUPP Group portrait
PORT 2 HERRS Male portrait
PORT 2 IDENT Identification portrait
PORT 2 KINDE Child portrait
PORT 2 KUENS Artist portrait (architect portrait)
PORT 2 SELBS Self-portrait (artist)
PORT 2 STIFT Donor portrait
PORT 2 TOTEN Death mask

PORT 3 Portrait: shelving is transregional, multiple countries divided by epoch

PORT 3 Portrait: shelving is transregional, multiple countries divided by epoch

PORT 4 Portrait: shelving by country and epoch

PORT 4 Portrait: shelving by country and epoch

PORT 5 Portraits of individuals

PORT 5 PER Portraits of individuals

PORT 6 Caricature

PORT 6 KAR 10 General history, general representations
PORT 6 KAR 20 Shelving by epoch (epoch key, letter combination/hyphen)
PORT 6 KAR 30 Shelving by country (national abbreviation/hyphen)
PORT 6 KAR 40 Individual topics
PORT 6 KAR 50 Individual people
PORT 6 KAR 60 Plants, animals

T Topography

T Topography

Literature of individual countries and places. Example: Switzerland:

T CH Switzerland

T CH 1 Switzerland, architecture
T CH 2 Switzerland, sculpture
T CH 3 Switzerland, painting
T CH 3G Switzerland, glass painting
T CH 3Z Switzerland, drawing/graphic art
T CH 4 Switzerland, applied arts and realia
T CH 5 Switzerland, new media and art movements

THEF Theater/celebrations

THEF Theater/celebrations

THEF 10 Theater, general and historical presentations, individual questions
THEF 14 Stage, tableau, stage decoration, stage design
THEF 16 Figurine
THEF 20 Celebration, general, different, history, etc. differentiated through the addition of country classifications (3rd row or epoch keys (4th row).
THEF 22 Artists’ festivals
THEF 24 Procession, introit, etc.
THEF 26 Celebratory/ceremonial architecture and decoration
THEF 28 Celebratory/ceremonial descriptions (sources, historical)
THEF 30 Tournament
THEF 40 Carnival
THEF 50 Fireworks
THEF 60 Dance, ballet
THEF 80 Other


Building (topography, architecture in general)

1 General, multiple building types
10 Urbanism, regional planning (general), theory (4th row epoch key possible
15 likewise, individual questions (e.g. urban building questions, squares)
16 Village (rural building)
17 Farmhouse
20 Sacral architecture, cultic building (general) (4th row epoch key in letter form without a hyphen!)
21 Monastery/conventual complexes, religious order buildings
21A Benedictines
21B Cistercians
21C Premonstratensians
21D Mendicant orders
21E Jesuits
21F Other
22A General church buildings; located under subject classification AK as well as under topography
22B Cathedrals
22C Parish churches
22D Village churches
22E Other
22K Denominational church buildings (e.g. Protestant)
22T Church buildings by individual region (only under subject classification Topography T).
22W Pilgrimages, pilgrimage routes (individual pilgrimage sites and churches under topography!)
22X Steeples
23 Basilica
24 Central-plan building
25 Aisleless church, pilaster church, gallery churches
26 Hall
27 Baptisteries
28 Tombs
29 Cemeteries, memorials (cf.: AK-10/2/95 GRA or T-XX/2/95 GRA or DE-2/TUF/13
30 Synagogues
31 Mosques (only under Topography, otherwise AK-10 1 67)
40 Architecture of domination (general)
43 Castles, fortresses, defensive structures (in the sense of medieval structures, general)
44 Castles, fortresses, defensive structures (in the sense of medieval structures, otherwise like 67 Military structures) of individual regions (moated/water castles in Germany, see T-D 1 100 44-WA)
45 Palace, residence
46 Manors, villas, palaces
47 Parts of palace complexes, park grounds, pavilions, etc.
50 Public buildings (general)
54 Residential buildings (general) 55 Housing (-1800)
56 Housing (19th cent.)
57 Housing (20th/21st cent.)
59 Skyscrapers
60 City hall, municipal buildings
61 Government buildings (parliament, ministries, embassies, etc.)
62 Official buildings (courts, post offices, fire department, employment agency, penitentiaries, etc.) / Differentiation in the 4th row following the hyphen possible: e.g. JU = Justice)
63 Health (almshouses, hospitals, sanatoriums, spa facilities, etc.)/ Differentiation in the 4th row following the hyphen possible: e.g. KB = spa and health resorts)
64 Education and science (schools, universities, academies, etc.)
65 Cultural buildings (libraries, museums, theaters, concert halls, movie theaters, etc. / Differentiation in the 4th row possible (e.g. BI = Libraries; KI = Movie theaters; MU =Museums; TA = Theaters/Theory; TH = Theaters/History) 66 Sport and recreation (indoor pool, stadium, gymnasium, etc.)
67 Military and security structures (barracks, bunkers, city walls, fortifications, etc.)/ Differentiation in the 4th row possible (e.g. ZE = Armory, arsenal)
68 Trade, commerce and administration (banks, stores, office buildings, hotels, etc.) / Differentiation in the 4th. row possible (e.g. HO = Hotels, WA = Stores)
69 Industry (factories, production halls, etc.) / Differentiation in the 4th row possible (e.g. LA = Agricultural production facilities)
70 Public utility buildings (waterworks, power plants, etc.) 71 Transport buildings (train stations, airports, bridges, harbor installation, etc) / Differentiation in the 4th row possible (e.g. BA = Train stations and railways; VB = Transport buildings)
80 Architectural sculptural structures (fountains, monuments, national monument, memorial)
85 Rock-cut architecture 90 Garden architecture, landscape gardens, pavilions (see also à 47)


Number or letter as alternatively used key

Number - letter - epoch

10 A General
20 B Late antiquity
30 C Early Middle Ages
40 D Middle Ages
42 E Merovingian/Carolingian
44 F Romanesque
46 G Gothic
48 H late Gothic, including Old German style
50 I Early Modern Period, including Old German style
52 J Renaissance/Mannerism
54 K Baroque/Rococo
60 L Modern Age
62 M approx. 1760-1900 (Classicism, Biedermeier Romanticism, historicism,etc.)
62A M1 Classicism
62B M2 Romanticism
62C M3 Biedermeier, Nazarenes etc.
62D M4 Historicism
62E M5 Impressionism
64N Art of the 20th century
66 O Early Modern (until approx. 1945)
66A O1 Art nouveau
66B O2 Expressionism, Fauvism
66C O3 Cubism
66D O4 Futurism, constructivism, de Stijl, Suprematism, concrete art and similar
66E O5 Surrealism, Dada, New Objectivity, Realism
66F O6 Abstract art
66G O7 National Socialism/Fascism 1933-1945 specifically art/architecture during this period
68P Art after 1945
70 R 21st century

Graphic art

Key - Graphic processing or techniques

A General illustration
B General drawing (multiple techniques)
C Drawing until 1500
D Drawing until 1800
E Drawing 19th cent.
F Drawing 20th/21st cent.
G High-pressure processes (general)
H Woodcarving, wood engraving (general)
I Woodcarving until approx. 1500
J Woodcarving after 1500
K Other high-pressure processes: Engraving, dotted print, linocut etc.
L Intaglio printing (general)
M Copper engraving (general)
N Copper engraving until approx. 1500
O Copper engraving after 1500
P Other intaglio printing: steel engraving, etching, drypoint, aquatinta, etc.
R Flat screen printing (general)
S Lithography T Other flat screen printing: Collotype, offset printing, etc.
V Silk screening (general)
W Screenprinting
X Other silk screening: stencil printing, film printing, etc.


Key - Material (Architecture)

M1 Stone (natural stone)
M2 Brick
M3 Artificial stone, concrete
M4 Wood (including timber-framed)
M5 Metal
M6 Glass
M7Synthetic materials
M8 Other (including plaster, mortar, paint, brick clay)

Key - Material (Sculpture)

M1 Stone (marble, etc.)
M2 Clay, stucco, stucco marble, cast stone
M3 Wood (including timber-framed)
M4 Metals (bronze, etc.)
M5 Ivory, bone
M6 Wax
M7 Other



Key - Ornament

A Acanthus, palmette (classical)
B Architectural orders
C Wattle, ornamentation of initials (excluding book painting!)
D Tracery
E Mediev. floral ornament: foliate head, rod work, branch and leaf tracery
F Grotesque ornamentation (Renaissance)
G Strapwork, curlicue, auricular style, auricle, scrollwork, etc.
H Acanthus and floral decoration (17th cent.)
I Strapwork (17th/18th cent.)
K Arabesque and mauresque
L Rocaille (Bérain and Audran grotesque, etc.)

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