Events
  • Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures
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    Artsy best decribes Alex Olson’s works as "abstract, but that’s not how she would choose to refer to them: “In fact, the way I approach painting is almost the opposite in that nothing is an abstraction of something else,” she says. “It literally is what it is.” Olson’s paintings aim to be exact records of how they were made, self-evident in their construction.

  • Marisa Matarazzo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing program at Otis. She is the author of Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, which Aimee Bender called "a collection that marks its own territory and stamps it out with a textured beauty." Her work has appeared in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck, and other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and UC Irvine.

  • Gracie DeVito’s work challenges codified modes of art making and production; the output of the work shifts fluidly from painting, to sculpture, to found objects, to performance. Characters and motifs, manifested by DeVito herself or by the characters she creates, rotate through the 2D and 3D spaces of her pieces. 

  • Campus Safety Training

    Dec 08| Special Event
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    You are invited to attend a very important training presentation by the Los Angeles Police Department. The training session is designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter.

  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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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