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Building type
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1. Definition

Building type is a classificatory label involving function, form, and content that allows us to categorize buildings according to their basic formal structure or design and relate them to each other. These basic structures can be designs such as tower, gabled house or eav…

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Hoppe, Stephan, “Building type”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017412>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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