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1laena
Feb 23, 2009, 12:07pm Top

Includes historical works and/or for works aimed at architects or design professionals. For similar works aimed at nonprofessionals, use HOUSE & HOME. Place works concerning the technical or trade aspects of construction, in "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING". Place works in “ARCHITECTURE” that discuss the architectural design of an interior space and place in “DESIGN” works that discuss the placement/arrangement of objects within an interior space.

2AnnaClaire
Edited: Feb 23, 2009, 3:46pm Top

Does this include art-history books about architecture, such as Paul Frankl's Gothic Architecture or Nicola Coldstream's Medieval Architecture?

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3laena
Feb 23, 2009, 3:32pm Top

Yes, this includes the history & practice of architecture.

4AnnaClaire
Feb 23, 2009, 3:48pm Top

See, I don't automatically think of "art history" as "history and practice" -- though maybe that's just me.

5BarkingMatt
Feb 23, 2009, 6:30pm Top

I think you're meant to see that as "history" and "practice" - not "history and practice".

So, assuming that architectural history belongs here, where do we put the gazillions of books about the history of art AND architecture?

6abbottthomas
Feb 24, 2009, 5:42am Top

where do we put the gazillions of books about the history of art AND architecture?

I would have thought that these could perfectly well sit under ART. Generally they are not written for architects and many non-specialists are not too taxed by architecture bunking up with art anyway.

7BarkingMatt
Feb 24, 2009, 6:32am Top

From the point of those interested in art it would probably not be a problem. But somebody interested in the history of architecture would have to check both places.

p.s.: historical works and/or for works aimed at architects or design professionals - so not just works written for architects.

8AnnaClaire
Feb 24, 2009, 12:03pm Top

But somebody interested in the history of architecture would have to check both places. (#7)

Otherwise, if you're looking for something that's as much about one as it is the other, you'd have to check both places.

9BarkingMatt
Feb 24, 2009, 12:12pm Top

Yeah, I know, it's just unsatisfactory...

Guess, it's just because I happen to have a lot of books like that. I just don't get "architecture" vs. "art" as top level directories - it wouldn't work for me.

But we've been through that in the earlier threads. Though I think I made a good case, apparently the powers that be don't see it my way. As long as I'm not expected to change my own library accordingly I'll live... ;-)

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