Mimetic Buildings

Buildings that physically illustrate their name or function in their plan or elevation, for example a dairy stand shaped like a milk bottle.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
17448
Names
mimetic buildings
mimetic building
architecture parlant
architecture parlante
architecture, programmatic
buildings, mimetic
programmatic architecture
mimetische gebouwen Dutch
mimetisch gebouw Dutch
edificios miméticos Spanish
edificio mimético Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300108361. The J. Paul Getty Trust.