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BISAC Subject Headings List, Design

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Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2018 Edition.

DESIGN

Use subjects in this section for works on general principles of design that can be applied to various disciplines (such as art, architecture, crafts, and technology) and for works on design in a field, or of an object, that is not usually considered a fine art (e.g., "DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Advertising" or “DESIGN / Furniture").

Use "DESIGN / Textile & Costume" for works about fabrics and costume and use "DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories" for works about style and clothing.

 

DES000000 DESIGN / General

 

DES001000 DESIGN / Book

 

DES002000 DESIGN / Clip Art

 

DES003000 DESIGN / Decorative Arts

 

DES004000 DESIGN / Essays

 

DES005000 DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories

 

DESIGN / Feng Shui see BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Feng Shui

 

DES006000 DESIGN / Furniture

 

DES007000 DESIGN / Graphic Arts / General

 

DES007010 DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Advertising

 

DES007020 DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Branding & Logo Design

 

DES007030 DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Commercial & Corporate

 

DES007040 DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Illustration

 

DES007050 DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Typography

 

DES008000 DESIGN / History & Criticism

 

DES009000 DESIGN / Industrial

 

DESIGN / Interior Decorating see ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design /

 

 General or HOUSE & HOME / Decorating & Furnishings *

 

DES014000 DESIGN / Jewelry

 

DES011000 DESIGN / Product

 

DES012000 DESIGN / Reference

 

DES013000 DESIGN / Textile & Costume

 

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

Please note that the BISAC Subject Headings List is governed by the following copyright notice. © 2018, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.

 

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