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Architecture & Sculpture

Architecture is the activity of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures, primarily to provide socially purposeful shelter. A wider definition often includes the design of the total built environment, from the macro level of how a building integrates with its surrounding man made landscape to the micro level of architectural or construction details and, sometimes, furniture.

Architects have as their primary object providing for the spatial and shelter needs of people in groups of some kind (families, schools, churches, businesses, etc.) by the creative organisation of materials and components in a land- or city-scape, dealing with mass, space, form, volume, texture, structure, light, shadow, materials, program, and pragmatic elements such as cost, construction limitations and technology, to achieve an end which is functional, economical, practical and often with artistic and aesthetic aspects. This distinguishes architecture from engineering design, which has as its primary object the creative manipulation of materials and forms using mathematical and scientific principles.

Separate from the design process, architecture is also experienced through the senses, which therefore gives rise to aural, visual, olfactory, and tactile architecture. As people move through a space, architecture is experienced as a time sequence. Even though our culture considers architecture to be a visual experience, the other senses play a role in how we experience both natural and built environments. Attitudes towards the senses depend on culture. The design process and the sensory experience of a space are distinctly separate views, each with its own language and assumptions.

Architectural works are perceived as cultural and political symbols and works of art. Historical civilizations are often known primarily through their architectural achievements. Such buildings as the pyramids of Egypt and the Roman Colosseum are cultural symbols, and are an important link in public consciousness, even when scholars have discovered much about a past civilization through other means. Cities, regions and cultures continue to identify themselves with (and are known by) their architectural monuments.

Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping hard or plastic material, commonly stone (either rock or marble), metal, or wood. Some sculptures are created directly by carving; others are assembled, built up and fired, welded, molded, or cast. Because sculpture involves the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated, it is considered one of the plastic arts. The majority of public art is sculpture. Many sculptures together in a garden setting may be referred to as a sculpture garden.

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Amazing Buildings
by Philip Wilkinson
from DK Publishing
for 3rd-7th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
American Barns and Covered Bridges
by Eric Sloane
for 5th-Adult
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: B01-15C)
American House - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Architecture
Perspectives on History Series
by Pat Perrin
from History Compass
for 6th-9th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Art and Industry of Sandcastles
by Jan Adkins
from Walker Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Art of Construction
by Mario Salvadori
from Chicago Review Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Art of Sculpture
Scholastic: Voyages of Discovery #7
by Scholastic Books
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Basher Science: Engineering
by Simon Basher, Tom Jackson
Reprint from Kingfisher
for 2nd-6th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Brooklyn Bridge
by Elizabeth Mann
from Mikaya Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Building
by Elisha Cooper
1st edition from Greenwillow Books
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
California Missions - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by David Rickman
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Castle
by David Macaulay
from Graphia
Architecture for 4th-8th grade
1978 Caldecott Honor Book
in Middle Ages (Location: B02-04A)
Castles of the World - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Cathedral
by David Macaulay
from Houghton Mifflin
Architecture for 4th-8th grade
1974 Caldecott Honor Book
in Middle Ages (Location: B02-04A)
$9.59
Cathedrals of the World - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John Green
from Dover Publications
for 3rd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
City
by David Macaulay
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Rome (Location: B02-03C)
Cut & Assemble A Southern Plantation
by Edmund V. Gillon, Jr.
from Dover Publications
for 5th-10th grade
in Paper Cut-Out Models (Location: CGA-06B)
DK Annotated Guide: Architecture
DK Annotated Guides
by Neil Stevenson
from DK Publishing
Architecture for 4th-10th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Engineering the City
by Matthys Levy, Richard Panchyk
from Chicago Review Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Fun with Architecture
by David Eisen
from Viking Press
for 6th-10th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Great Bridge
by David McCullough
from Simon and Schuster
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Heaven in Stone and Glass
by Robert Barron
from Crossroad Publishing Co.
for 10th-Adult
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Historic American Landmarks - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$1.75 (1 in stock)
Historic Houses of New England - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Historic Houses of New York State - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Historic North American Forts - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter F. Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
History of the White House - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Steven James Petruccio
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$2.79
Homes of the American Presidents - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Hoover Dam
by Elizabeth Mann
from Mikaya Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Lighthouses of the World - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John Batchelor
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$2.79
Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge
by Hildegarde H. Swift & Lynd Ward
from Houghton Mifflin
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Macaulay Package
by David Macaulay
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-8th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Medieval Castle - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$2.79
Mill
by David Macaulay
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-8th grade
in 19th Century America (Location: B01-11C)
Mosque
by David Macaulay
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: B02-04A)
Mosque
by David Macaulay
1st edition from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 4th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: B02-04A)
North American Churches
by Marilyn Chiat
First edition. from The Pilgrim Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
North American Lighthouses - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John Batchelor
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Open House
by Steve Noon
from DK Publishing
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Pyramid
by David Macaulay
from Houghton Mifflin
Ancient Egyptian Architecture for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: B02-02D)
Random House Book of How Things Were Built
by David J. Brown
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 4th-6th grade
in Architecture & Sculpture (Location: ART-03C)
Seven Wonders of the World
by Ron Tagliapietra
from Bob Jones University Press
for 8th-Adult
in International Landmarks & Symbols (Location: B01-01B)
Sky Boys
by Deborah Hopkinson
from Schwartz & Wade
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$12.57
Sky Boys
by Deborah Hopkinson
from Dragonfly Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.59
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49 $2.10 (2 in stock)
Story of Mount Vernon
Cornerstones of Freedom
by Natalie Miller
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
Story of Stonehenge and Other Megalithic Sites - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.36
Story of the Statue of Liberty
by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
from William Morrow & Company
Historical Non-Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: B01-22B)
Story of the Statue of Liberty
by Natali Miller
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: B01-22B)
Story of the White House
Cornerstones of Freedom
by Natali Miller
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
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