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BISAC Subject Headings List, Architecture
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Use subjects in this section for historical works and/or for works aimed at professional architects.  For similar works aimed at nonprofessionals, use subjects in the HOUSE & HOME section.  For works concerning the technical or trade aspects of construction, use subjects beginning with "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction".

Use subjects beginning with "ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design" for works that discuss the architectural design of an interior space and use "DESIGN / Interior Decorating" for works that discuss the arrangement of objects within an interior space.

ARC000000  ARCHITECTURE / General

ARC022000  ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation

ARC023000  ARCHITECTURE / Annuals

ARC024000  ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General

ARC024010  ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments

ARC011000  ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial

ARC016000  ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious

ARC003000  ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Residential

                     ARCHITECTURE / CAD (Computer Aided Design) see Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation

ARC019000  ARCHITECTURE / Codes & Standards

ARC001000  ARCHITECTURE / Criticism

ARC002000  ARCHITECTURE / Decoration & Ornament

ARC004000  ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation

                     ARCHITECTURE / Feng Shui see BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Feng Shui

ARC014000  ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General

ARC014010  ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / Restoration Techniques

ARC005000  ARCHITECTURE / History / General

ARC005010  ARCHITECTURE / History / Prehistoric & Primitive

ARC005020  ARCHITECTURE / History / Ancient & Classical

ARC005030  ARCHITECTURE / History / Medieval

ARC005040  ARCHITECTURE / History / Renaissance

ARC005050  ARCHITECTURE / History / Baroque & Rococo

ARC005060  ARCHITECTURE / History / Romanticism

ARC005070  ARCHITECTURE / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)

ARC005080  ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)

ARC006000  ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / General

ARC006010  ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Essays

ARC006020  ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Monographs

ARC007000  ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / General

ARC007010  ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / Lighting

ARC008000  ARCHITECTURE / Landscape

ARC009000  ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials

ARC015000  ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice

ARC017000  ARCHITECTURE / Project Management

ARC012000  ARCHITECTURE / Reference

ARC020000  ARCHITECTURE / Regional

ARC021000  ARCHITECTURE / Security Design

ARC013000  ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching

ARC018000  ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design

ARC010000  ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning

ARC025000  ARCHITECTURE / Vernacular

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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