Architecture

Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων – arkhitekton, from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder, carpenter, mason") is both the process and product of planning, designing, and construction, usually of buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

New Releases Tagged "Architecture"

The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond
Peter Zumthor 1985-2013: Buildings and Projects
The Urban House: Townhouses, Apartments, Lofts, and Other Spaces for City Living
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
The Submission
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
As You Wish
The Glass Room
Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America
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Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Batman: Death by Design
Broken Homes (Peter Grant, #4)
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Walls Within Walls
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    Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
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    The Poetics of Space
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    A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
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