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Interior Design: Books/Videos

Connect to the Alfred State College Library Catalog link (left) and search by:

Connect to the Alfred State College Catalog and search under terms as:

  • Designer or Artist or Manufacturer
  • Description of Object (ex. furniture, bed etc.)
  • Country or Region of Origin
  • Culture or People or Religion (ex. Chinese, Islamic)
  • Dynasty or Kingdom or Reign (ex. Roman, Tang, Victorian)
  • Period or Style or Movement (ex. Art Deco, Victorian, Arts and Crafts) 
  • Material (ex. wood, glass, plastic)
  • Technique (ex. handcrafted, manufactured) 

Browse Upstairs Under These Call Numbers

Browse in the circulating collection upstairs in Hinkle Library in the NK section

NK -- Decorative Arts and Design includes Folk Art, Furniture, Glass, Interior Design, Jewelry, Pottery and Ceramics, Textiles, Wallpaper, etc.

General NK 1-570 Furniture NK 2200-2750
History NK 600-806 Rugs and Carpets NK 2775-2898
Arts and crafts movement NK 1135-1149.5 Tapestries NK 2975-3049
Decoration and ornament. Design NK 1160-1590 Upholstery. Drapery NK 3175-3296.3
General NK 1160-1174 Wallpapers NK 3375-3496.3
History NK 1175-(1498) Other arts and art industries NK 3600-(9990)
General works NK 1505-1535 Ceramics NK 3700-4695
Special Subjects for Design NK 1548-1590 Costume NK 4700-4890
Religious Art NK 1648-1678 Glass NK 5100-5440
Interior decoration NK 1700-2195 Glyptic arts NK 5500-6060
General. History, etc. NK 1700-2138 Metalwork NK 6400-8459
Decorative painting NK 2140-2180 Textiles NK 8800-9505.5
Church decoration NK 2190-2192 Woodwork NK 9600-9955



Decorative Arts and Design may also be found in the following subject areas:

N -- Art

NA -- Architecture

NB -- Sculpture

NC -- Drawing and Graphic Design

NX -- Arts
Cross-disciplinary movements and practices like Surrealism and Performance Art are found here

TS -- Manufactures
Includes machine-made textiles and fabrics

TT -- Handicrafts
Includes hand-crafted furniture and textiles, and fashion


Search terms and Library of Congress call number information taken from the Decorative Arts and Design Research Guide by Rachel Cassiman (New School)