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n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The science of architecture.
2. Structural design: the architectonics of a fugue.
3. Philosophy The scientific systematization of knowledge.


n (functioning as singular)
1. (Architecture) the science of architecture
2. (Philosophy) metaphysics the scientific classification of knowledge


(ˌær kɪ tɛkˈtɒn ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the science of planning and constructing buildings.


structural design, especially of a work of art, as a painting or piece of music. See also philosophy.
See also: Art
the science of architecture. See also art; philosophy. — architectonic, architectonical, adj.
See also: Architecture
the science of the systemization of knowledge. See also architecture; art.
See also: Philosophy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.architectonics - the science of architecturearchitectonics - the science of architecture    
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
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Flier, "Filling in the Blanks: The Church of the Intercession and the Architectonics of Medieval Muscovite Ritual," Harvard Ukrainian Studies 19, nos.
The work belongs to Lapin's architectonics aka temples, with which the artist started in 1974 and which he has been one of the few artists (possibly the only one
The animating juxtaposition is announced early on, in the book's introduction, "Front Room, Back Room," whose title describes the generative architectonics of the restaurant/club Max's Kansas City in the late 1960s.
Another prominent voice in this volume is that of Lawrence McCrea, both of whose essays--on Magha's Sisupalavadha ("The Conquest of Cool: Theology and Aesthetics in Magha's Sisupalavadha") and Rajas'ekhara's highly literary play Balaramayana ("The Poetics of Perspective in Rajasekhara's Young Ramayana")--elucidate complex narrative architectonics of Sanskrit kavya.
This he defines as "macropolitical flight whereby agents flee slavery through non-fleeting acts of naming, veve architectonics, liberation, reordering of the state of society, and constitutionalism.
This aspect of Judd's work acquired a particular inflection in Begum's evolving sculptural imagination when it came to signal a form of cultural alterity in relation to her experience of a very different kind of abstraction: the architectonics of emptiness that structures the Islamic conception of sacred space, the void that is the sphere of prayer for the believer, a "vacuity" the more blissful for the arabesques and geometric patterns embellishing it.
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Chairs by Architects (Thames + Hudson) looks at furniture design and architecture from the past century, and observes the dynamic relationship between the architectonics of such ubiquitous parts of the home and the buildings crafted by the same designers.
Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of architectonics holds great potential in the field of literary criticism, eventhough it has been vastly overlooked by scholars, at least in the English-speaking world.
I attended a lecture on architecture and architectonics at the American Studies and Research Center at Hyderabad, India, but poet and architect Hasan Masud Taj had made it seem so simple.
Individual contributions are focused on the moral physiology of laughter, architectonics of knowledge in seventeenth-century English thought, early modern natural science as an agent for change in naturalist painting, and a wide variety of other related subjects.

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