Events
  • Otis College alumni in the New York/Tri-State area are invited to a reception welcoming visiting Otis College fashion students at Global Brands Group headquarters in the Empire State Building. Join fellow alumni to celebrate the culmination of the Fashion Design Department's annual trip to Manhattan. This special event - open to all alumni from both undergraduate and graduate departments - is a great chance to reconnect with friends, welcome new Fashion Design alumni from the Class of 2017, and meet Otis College leaders including Fashion Design Interim Chair Jill Higashi-Zeleznik.

  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

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What the Call Numbers Mean

Use this subject guide if you are interested in browsing through the Otis Library's book collection. The beginning call number is given for each subject. (Note: not all subjects are contained in this guide, just those that appear often in this library's collection).

For more information on how a call number is constructed, see here.

Call Number Subject Guide


A - General Works (includes Encyclopedias, Dictionaries)

B - Philosophy

BD - Logic

BF - Psychology

BL - Religion & Theology

BX - Mythology

D - General World History

E - History of the Americas

  • 51 to 99 -- Native Americans
  • 169.02 -- American Popular Culture
  • 184 -- Racial & Ethnic Groups in the US

F - Regional History of the United States
(also History of the Americas continued)

  • 856 to 870 -- California & Los Angeles (Travel, History, Pictorial Works)
  • 1201 to 1577 -- Mexico, Central & South America (includes Aztec, Mayan & other early civilizations)

G - Geography, Maps

GN - Anthropology

GT - Costume (History of Dress) & Customs

  • 2345 -- Tattoos
  • 3912 to 3913 -- Graffiti

GV - Dance & Sports

H - Social Sciences

HF - Business

  • 5415.153 -- Inventions and new product marketing
  • 5801 to 6191 -- Advertising (includes Signs & Billboards)

HQ - Sexuality, the Family & Women's Studies

  • 784 T68 -- Toys & Child Development

LB - Education

  • 2369 -- Research Handbooks & Style Manuals

M - Music

N - Visual Arts

  • 72 -- Art in Relation to other Subjects (Feminism, Politics, Society, etc.)
  • 400 -- Art Museums, Galleries, etc.
  • 4390 -- Exhibitions
  • 5300 - 6494 -- History of Art (by period)
  • 5315 to 6320 -- Ancient & Medieval
  • 6370 to 6375 -- 15th & 16th centuries
  • 6407 to 6415 -- 17th & 18th centuries
  • 6450 to 6465 -- 19th century
  • 6480 to 6494 -- 20th century
    • 6494 I56 -- Installation
    • 6494 V53 -- Video Art (see also PN 1992.8 V5)
  • 6501 to 7414 -- Special Countries
  • 6505 to 6538 -- Art & Artists in the United States
  • 7429.7 -- Technique, Composition, Style
  • 7432.5 -- Outsider Art
  • 7433.3 -- Artists' Books
  • 7475 -- Art Criticism
  • 7560 to 8266 -- Special Subjects of Art
  • 7575 to 7649 -- Portraits
  • 7790 -- Religious Art
  • 8217 E6 -- Erotic Art
  • 8554 -- Examination & Conservation of Works of Art
  • 8600 -- Economics of Art
  • 8700 -- Art and the State. Public Art

NA - Architecture

  • 190 - 682 -- History (by period)
  • 710 to 738 -- Architecture & Architects in the US
  • 4100 -- Special Types of Buildings
  • 9000 -- Aesthetics of Cities. City Planning and Beautification

NB - Sculpture

NC - Drawing, Design & Illustration

  • 50 to 263 -- History of Drawing
  • 730 to 817 -- Technique
  • 760 to 776 -- Human Figure - Anatomy
  • 965 -- Children's Book Illustration
  • 997 -- Commercial Art & Advertising Art
  • 1300 -- Caricature. Pictorial Humor and Satire
  • 1429 -- Comic Book & Cartoon Artists (see also PN 6710 - 6728)
  • 1800 -- Posters
  • 1882 -- Album Covers

ND - Painting

  • 49 to 199 -- History (by period)
  • 195 to 196 -- 20th century
  • 230 to 238 -- Painting & Painters in the United States
  • 1290 to 1337 -- Human Figure, Nudes, etc.
  • 1340 to 1375 -- Landscape/Marine
  • 1390 to 1393 -- Still Life
  • 1470 to 1495 -- Technique (includes Composition & Color)
  • 1700 -- Watercolor Painting
  • 2550 to 2876 -- Mural Painting (includes Contemporary Street Art)
  • 2890 -- Illuminating of Manuscripts and Books

NE - Print Media

  • 2250 -- Lithography
  • 2800 -- Printing of Engravings

NK - Decorative Arts, Applied Arts, Decoration & Ornament (includes Antiques in general)

  • 600 to 789 -- History (by period)
  • 802 to 839 -- Decorative Arts in the US - Folk Art, Antiques
  • 1390 -- General design (material that includes both decorative & industrial)
  • 1505 to 1590 -- Ornament, Pattern & Design
  • 1700 to 2195 -- Interior Decoration & House Decoration
  • 2200 to 2750 -- Furniture
  • 3600 to 3640 -- Calligraphy, Alphabets & Decorative Lettering (see GT 3912 for Graffiti & Z 250 for Typography)
  • 4700 -- Costume and its Accessories
  • 4892 to 4894.4 -- Dolls & Dollhouses (see HQ 784 T68 for Toys & Child Development or TT 174 for Toy Making)
  • 8800 -- Textile Arts and Art Needlework
  • 9509 -- Toys

NX - Arts in General (includes works dealing with two or more of the fine arts, i.e. Art & Film, Art & Music, etc.)

  • 440 to 458 -- History
  • 502 to 512.3 -- Arts in the United States
  • 600 -- Special Movements
  • 600 P47 -- Performance Art
  • 600 S9 -- Surrealism (see also N 6494 & ND 195 S8)
  • 654 -- Religious Arts
  • 700 -- Patronage of the Arts

PN - TV, Theater, Plays, Motion Pictures

PR - English Literature

PS - American Literature

QA - Mathematics & Computer Science

  • 76.75 -- Computer Software (see also T 385 for Computer Graphics, TK 5105.882 for the Internet & TR 897.5 for Computer Animation)

QB- Astronomy

QH - Natural History

  • 90 to 95 -- Water & Marine Biology (includes Pictorial Works)
  • 101 to 198 -- Topographical Regions (includes Landscape Pictorial Works, see also TR 660 for Landscape Photography and F 1 to F 975 for Travel - Descriptive Works)
  • 540 to 549 -- Ecology

QK - Botany (Plants)

QL - Zoology (Animals)

QM - Anatomy

QP - Physiology

SB - Agriculture/Plant Culture

  • 469 to 479 -- Landscape Gardening & Design

T - Technology

  • 180 -- Exhibitions that highlight the developments & history of industrial design
  • 201 to 339 -- Patents & Trademarks (see also NC 1002 - 1003)
  • 385 -- Computer Graphics (see also QA 76.75 for Computer Software, TK 5105.882 for the Internet & TR 897.5 for Computer Animation)

TA - Technology (Engineering)

  • 166 Ergonomics and human factors research

TK - Electronics

  • 5105 -- Specific Aspects of the Internet

TR - Photography

  • 15 to 195 -- History
  • 660 -- Landscape Photography
  • 676 -- Erotic Photography
  • 679 -- Fashion Photography
  • 680 -- Portrait Photography
  • 690.6 -- Stock Photography
  • 721 to 739 -- Nature Photography
  • 820 -- Photojournalism
  • 845 to 899 -- Cinematography
  • 858 -- Special Effects
  • 897.5 -- Computer Animation

TS - Manufactured Products

  • 23 -- History of industrial design in the US
  • 57 -- History of industrial design in the UK
  • 79 -- History of industrial design in Italy (and so forth)
  • 140 -- Biographies of individual designers
  • 144-149 -- General works covering industrial design
  • 155 -- Production and operations management
  • 171 -- Product design
  • 1090 to 1130 -- Paper Making

TT - Handicrafts

  • 174 to 175 -- Toy & Doll Making (see also HQ 784 T68 for Toys & Child Development or NK 4892 & NK 9509 for Toy History & Price Guides)
  • 490 to 695 -- Fashion & Clothing Design
  • 505 -- Individual Designers (includes biographies)

Z - Books (Library Science & Bibliography)

  • 40 to 115 -- Writing (see also NK 3600 for Calligraphy & Lettering)
  • 116 to 265 -- Printing
  • 250 -- Type Founding & Typography
  • 266 to 276 -- Bookbinding