H 910 Place as a Theme in Art, Literature, Motion Pictures, Etc.

 

BACKGROUND: In 1973, the practice of assigning headings of the type [name of place]–Description and travel–Views or [name of place]–Description–Views to works consisting of reproductions of art works having a particular place as a theme was discontinued in favor of the use of headings of the type [name of place] in art as either form or topical headings. In 1997 headings of this type were changed to [name of place]–In art. Headings of the type [name of place]–In motion pictures, [name of place] in the Bible, etc., are assigned only as topical headings.

 

1. [place]–In art. Use the free-floating subdivision –In art as a form subdivision coded $v for reproductions of art works with a specific place as a theme. Example:

 

Title: Manhattan observed : selections of drawings, prints, and paintings.

651 #0 $a New York (N.Y.) $v In art.

651 #0 $a Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) $v In art.

 

Exception: Assign to works that consist of photographs of a place, or of paintings made before the invention of photography merely to give views, the heading [place]–Pictorial works.

 

Use the free-floating subdivision –In art as a topical subdivision coded $x for works that discuss a specific place as a theme in art. Example:

 

Title: Michel Delacroix, eternal Paris.

600 10 $a Delacroix, Michel $x Themes, motives.

651 #0 $a Paris (France) $x In art.

 

Use of the free-floating phrase [name of place] in art was discontinued in January 1997.

 

2. [place]–In literature. Use the free-floating subdivision –In literature under names of places for works that discuss the treatment of a specific place in the various literary genres collectively, or in any individual literary genre. Example:

 

Title:   The Paris of the novelists.

651 #0 $a Paris (France) $x In literature.

650 #0 $a Fiction $y 19th century $x History and criticism.

 

Note: The standard provisions for literary form headings apply to collections of literature or individual literary works featuring a specific place as a theme, that is, the subdivisions –Literary collections, –Fiction, –Drama, or –Poetry are used under the place name.

Use of the free-floating phrase heading [name of place] in literature was discontinued in August 1993.

 

3. [place]–In motion pictures. Use the free-floating subdivision –In motion pictures under names of places for works that discuss the treatment of a specific place in motion pictures. Example:

 

Title:   Hollywood's Canada : the Americanization of our national image.

651 #0 $a Canada $x In motion pictures.

650 #0 $a Motion pictures $z United States $x History.

 

Use of phrase headings of the type [name of place] in motion pictures was discontinued in December 1997.

 

4. [place] in [ ... ] headings. Submit proposals to establish editorially headings of the type [place] in the Bible, [place] in the performing arts, etc. Assign these as topical headings to works that discuss the treatment of the place in the Bible, the performing arts, etc. Example:

 

Title:   The Message and the land : a study of allusions to Iran in the text of the Koran.

650 #0 $a Iran in the Koran.

 

Note: For instructions on assigning names of places as topics of musical works, see H 2075.