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These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Architecture Collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus).
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Architecture combines art and science to provide safe, utilitarian, and, psychologically satisfying enclosures, protecting a range of human activities from the elements. The architect reinterprets shifting conceptions of beauty using contemporary technologies to conceive, build, support and sheath new forms of shelter. At its best, architecture, like art, provokes the user to reconsider her or his place vis-à-vis the natural world and with prevailing conventions and expectations.
Library of Congress Classification (LC):
F: Local History of the Americas
GV: Recreation Leisure
HE: Transportation and Communication
KF: United States Law
LD: United States Education
N: Visual Arts
NK: Decorative Arts
TA: Civil Engineering
TD: Environmental Technology
TH: Building Construction
TJ: Mechanical Engineering and Machinery
WX: Hospital Administration
Z: Bibliography and Library Science