Atlas
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\ˈat-ləs\

Etymology :// Latin Atlant-, Atlas, from Greek
Function : noun.

1: Is the bound collection of maps often including illustrations, informative tables, or textual matter.
2: Reiser + Umemoto called their book: Atlas of Novel Tectonics (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006) as a research on architecture and its possibilities based on the value of buildings, therefore using architectural examples (built or “unbuilt”, old or contemporary, physical example-mountains- or research project) to argue on the point they are trying to get across.[1]

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(maria papaloizou, 10/12/2007)
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