Architecture

Structures or parts of structures that are man-made, created for human habitation, and include some attempt at artistic design.

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architecture
architectuur Dutch
arquitectura Spanish
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Structures or parts of structures that are the result of conscious construction, are of practical use, are relatively stable and permanent, and are of a size and scale appropriate for--but not limited to--habitable buildings. Works of architecture are manifestations of the built environment that is typically classified as fine art, meaning it is generally considered to have aesthetic value, was designed by an architect (whether or not his or her name is known), and constructed with skilled labor. For the art or science of designing and building structures, use "architecture (discipline)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300263552. The J. Paul Getty Trust.