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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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This massive compendium contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern.

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This massive compendium contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern.

Synopsis:

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.

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Michael Bedeau, September 6, 2011 (view all comments by Michael Bedeau)
Well, this is not the first thing that pops into most folks mind whan looking to buy a summer beach book. But for anyone who is interested in buildings, and particularly in historic buildings, this guide is a must have. Granted there may not be millions of people out there who want to know the proper name for a particular bit or piece of a Gothic Cathedral, but the entries are so complete and the illustrations are so rich that any building person will find themselves just surfing around in the book for the pleasure of it. My only beef is that it does not include a style guide which puts all the elements for a particular style together in one place. As such if you want to know the proper name for a bit or piece of a Gothic Cathedral, you have to cruise the whole dictionary looking for that particular thing rather than go to a page on Gothic architecture and spotting the bit you want and exclaiming "Oh, so that sticky-uppy thing is called a crockett is it?" Small beef. SO anyway, if you ever wanted to know what a metope is, this is the book for you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486244440
Editor:
Harris, Cyril M.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Harris, Cyril M.
Author:
Harris, Cyril M.
Author:
Harris, Hopkins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Architecture
Series Volume:
54-D
Publication Date:
March 1983
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.38 x 7.5 in 2.43 lb

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This massive compendium contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern.
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This massive compendium contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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