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Library of Congress Art History Call Numbers & Subject Classifications
Browsing a library's collection in person is one way to find books on subjects. Libraries using the Library of Congress classification system will have many general materials on cultural property and related topics located under the call numbers K3791 and CC135. Materials focusing on a specific jurisdiction will be located with the other legal materials for that jurisdiction. For example, materials focusing on the United States will largely be clustered in the KF4288-KF4310 call number range.
You can find what the abbreviations stand for here.
CC --- Archaeology
N --- Fine arts
|N 5300-7429 --- Art History
|NA --- Architecture
|NB --- Sculpture
|NC --- Drawing. Design. Illustration
|ND --- Painting
|NE --- Print media
|NK --- Decorative arts
|NX --- Arts in general
|TR --- Photography
|TT --- Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts
Libraries using the LOC classification system will also use LOC subject headings to help you identify all of the library's holdings on a particular topics. Some subject headings that may be useful include:
- Antiquities - Collection and Preservation
- Art - Provenance
- Cultural Property
- Cultural Property - Protection
- Cultural Property - Repatriation
- Cultural Property - [geographic subdivision] (e.g., Cultural Property - Peru)
- Historic Preservation
- Law and Art
- Museums - Collection Management
For a full list of subject headings that can relate to your specific area of interest, see the official Library of Congress Authorities. You can search with keywords or browse the entire list of subject headings.
Subject Search Quick Links (FSU Catalog)
Some Titles on General Subject
Art Law in a Nutshell by Art Law in a Nutshell (5th ed.) presents an overview of the legal issues concerning art. It covers the definition of art, and the theft and movement of art in wartime and peacetime. It examines the business of art for artists, museums, and collectors, including art as an investment, auctions, authentication, insurance, tax issues for artists and collectors, working artist issues, and aid to the arts. It also explains the intellectual property issues of copyright, trademark, moral rights and economic rights, right of publicity, and First Amendment freedom of expression rights.
Call Number: KF4288.Z9D8 2017
Publication Date: 2016-11-07
Cultural Law by This unique collection of materials and commentary on cultural law covers a broad range of themes. Opening chapters explore critical issues involving cultural activities, artifacts, and status as well as the fundamental concepts of culture and law. Subsequent chapters examine the dynamic interplay of law and culture with respect to each of the core themes. The materials demonstrate the reality and efficacy of comparative, international, and indigenous law and legal practices in the dynamic context of culture-related issues. Throughout the book, these issues are presented at multiple levels of legal authority: international, national, and subnational.
Call Number: K487.C8N34 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-28
Visual Arts and the Law by This essential handbook offers art professionals and collectors an accessible legal analysis of important principles in art law, as well as a practical guide to legal rights when creating, buying, selling and collecting art in a global market. Although the book is international in scope, there is a particular focus on the US as a major art centre and the site of countless key international court cases. This authoritative but accessible and wide-ranging volume is essential reading for arts advisors, collectors, dealers, auction houses, museums, investors, artists, attorneys and students of art and law.
Call Number: K3778 -- .P76 2013eb (eBook)
Publication Date: 2013-07-31
Art and Cultural Heritage by Art and Cultural Heritage is appropriately, but not solely, about national and international law respecting cultural heritage. It is a bubbling cauldron of law mixed with ethics, philosophy, politics and working principles looking at how cultural heritage law, policy and practice should be sculpted from the past as the present becomes the future.
Call Number: K3791 .A97 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-05
Art and Museum Law by Art and Museum Law provides a survey of legal issues that are relevant to artists, art institutions, collectors of art, and museums that display art and artifacts. It provides recent court decisions, interesting examples of relevant ethical, sociological, political, and legal conflicts, and nearly fifty problems posed for analysis.
Call Number: KF4288.A7 L56 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Art Law (Bloomberg Link) by Suitable for visual art professionals and their attorneys, this book offers a guide to legal and tax issues. It contains timesaving forms, checklists, charts, and procedural guides.
In case Bloomberg Direct link breaks, manually navigate: Getting Started -> "Books & Treatises" link -> "Practising Law Institute (PLI)" link -> "Art Law" link.
Call Number: KF 4288.Z9 L47 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
Art Law Conversations by Like most serious businesspeople, professional artists equate learning the law with hanging from their thumbs above enormous vats of boiling oil. "Art Law Conversations" provides a soothing alternative. This "surprisingly readable guide" engages the reader with 32 conversations about the legal topics artists face in their professional careers. From copyright to contracts, each conversation is packed with information and internet links for further study.
Call Number: KF 390.A7 R877 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Legal Guide for the Visual Artist by Among the many new topics covered in this comprehensive guide are: detailed coverage of the myriad developments in copyright (including online copyright registration procedures and use of art on the Internet); changes in laws protecting artists in artist-gallery relationships are explained in depth; scope of First Amendment protections for graffiti art and the sale of art in public spaces; detailed as well as new cases dealing with art and privacy; and a model contract for Web site design and much more. The book also covers copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys.
Call Number: KF390.A7C73 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Art Law in a Nutshell by Duboff's Art Law in a Nutshell overviews art as an investment, from copyrights to trademarks, and examines issues involving museums and collecting. Subjects covered include the customs definition, international art movement, and the victim of war. Explores auctions; authentication; insurance; and tax problems for collectors, dealers, and artists. Also addresses the working artist, aid to the arts, moral and economic rights, and freedom of expression.
Call Number: KF4288.Z9D8 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-05
Art Law by Art Law: Cases and Materials, now in a newly revised edition, offers a timely and panoramic view of this entire field of law. Designed as a primary text for courses on Law and the Visual Arts, Cultural Property Law, or Cultural Heritage Law, the three-part framework of this highly readable casebook explores Artists' Rights, Art Markets, and the International Preservation of Art and Cultural Property. Includes IP, cultural property, the First Amendment, art markets, and museum law an in-depth look at the transactions and relationships between artists and galleries, dealers, and clients thoughtful discussion of the preservation of art and cultural property in peacetime and wartime Expanded and updated, the Revised Edition presents: up-to-date case excerpts and notes new coverage of Native American and Indigenous Peoples' Art and the Right of Publicity in two dedicated chapters additional coverage of copyright, moral rights and VARA (Visual Artists Rights Act), First Amendment, and international protection of art and cultural property in peacetime and wartime.
Call Number: KF4288.D799 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-28
Art and Law (UBorrow Link) by The essays in this book arise from a course of lectures and seminars given at the Catholic University of Louvain by a group of leading Belgian and Dutch art law experts. Ranging widely across a diverse terrain, these essays provide a unique resource and perspective on problems old and new confronting those interested in the relationship between art and law. The topics covered extend from preservation of archaeological heritage across droit de suite, artistic freedom, erotic art, art in time of war, the moral rights of artists and much more, to provide a uniquely provoking and subtle investigation of this area of law. The book is a co-publication with the Belgian publishers Die Keure and Mercatorfonds.
Call Number: K3778 .A78 2008
Publication Date: 2008-12-01
Art & Copyright Law
Art and Law: The Copyright Debate (UBorrow) by Art: imagination, expression, freedom, making. Law: regulation, statute, restriction, limitation. Between these two very distinct domains of human activity and social discourse there is a border of high tension: copyright.
Call Number: K1460 .A78 2005
Publication Date: 2005-05-12
Law of Copyright in Works and Literature and Art and in the Application of Designs by The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 includes over 20,000 analytical, theoretical and practical works on American and British Law. It includes the writings of major legal theorists, including Sir Edward Coke, Sir William Blackstone, James Fitzjames Stephen, Frederic William Maitland, John Marshall, Joseph Story, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Roscoe Pound, among others. Legal Treatises includes casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and other works of the most influential writers of their time. It is of great value to researchers of domestic and international law, government and politics, legal history, business and economics, criminology and much more.
Call Number: KD1289.P48 1863a
Publication Date: 1989-01-01
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