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Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (Dover Architecture)

Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (Dover Architecture)

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Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (Revised) (Dover Architecture)

Contributor(s): Harris, Cyril M (Editor)

ISBN: 048624444X    EAN: 9780486244440
Publisher: Dover Publications
US SRP: $24.95 US
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 1983
Pub Date: March 01, 1983
Physical Info: 1.57" H x 10.87" L x 8.19" W (3.26 lbs) 592 pages
Noted Columbia University professor of architecture Cyril M. Harris offers a unique tour through the entire history of architecture: an extraordinary compendium of clear, concise definitions of over 5,000 important terms. This thoroughly accurate and comprehensive gathering of architectural knowledge is complemented by over 2,000 line drawings that richly illustrate significant aspects of architectural styles.

by Cyril M. Harris (Editor)

In this volume, noted Columbia University Professor of Architecture Cyril M. Harris offers a unique tour through the entire history of architecture: an extraordinary compendium of clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms. This thoroughly accurate and comprehensive gathering of architectural knowledge is complemented by an unprecedented collection of over 2,000 line drawings that richly illustrate significant aspects of architectural styles. Unusual cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, and precisely rendered plans show many of the greatest architectural achievements of all time.
From ancient ruins to twentieth-century Modernism, the
Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture covers the full spectrum of architecture's rise and development. Subject areas include the following periods: Ancient, Islamic, Greek and Hellenistic, Mesoamerican, Roman, Romanesque, Early Christian, Gothic, Renaissance, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Modern. This volume is an important research tool that places particular emphasis on clarity and accuracy. For the architect, artist, historian, student, teacher, or architecture enthusiast, this valuable guide offers indispensable information and lucid illustrations covering the whole of architecture.


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