Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - Baughns - LibraryThing
With its definitions and fabulous line drawings to illustrate, this book sits on my desk as my go-to reference for all architectural words and concepts. Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - Wolcott37 - LibraryThing
Reading older literary descriptions often send me to the dictionary. When a building or a room is described, writers will use the proper term for a feature, such as an encarpus to describe something ... Читать весь отзыв