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