Architecture

The art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. For a general term for the actual structures or parts of structures that were made by human beings, see "architecture (object genre)." .

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architecture
architectural
architectuur Dutch
bouwkunst Dutch
Architektur German
Baukunst German
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The art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. For a general term for the actual structures or parts of structures that were made by human beings, see "architecture (object genre)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300054156. The J. Paul Getty Trust.