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    DescriptionThis book is a practical primer to looking at architecture and all the elements that are included in buildings, from cornices and friezes to columns and porticos - all facets of buildings are included. Each chapter takes an architectural element and looks at its variety across various historical periods and geographical locations. Examples are shown through dozens of fine engravings with extended captions, creating a dip-in read and an effective I-Spy guide. Additional sections look at the clues offerred by history, geography and religion (with a timeline showing how and where architectural elements have been introduced), and at the significance of the ornaments.

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    How to Read Buildings
    A Crash Course in Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol Davidson Cragoe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 398 g
    ISBN 13: 9780713686722
    ISBN 10: 0713686723

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AMC
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    DC22: 721
    BISAC V2.8: ARC012000
    Thema V1.0: AMC
    Illustrations note
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Herbert Press Ltd
    Publication date
    22 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dr Carol Davidson Cragoe is a well-respected academic who specialises in architectural history. She frequently teaches courses at Birkbeck College in London and she is the author of numerous books and papers on architectural history.
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    "An ideal book for the traveller, student of architecture or photographer" Suite101.com, September 14th 2008 'A great little book for anyone interested in architecture, including dozens of fine engravings with extended captions. A dip-in read and effective I-Spy guide.' Western Morning News (January 2010) 'A great pocket-sized aid to understanding the built landscape. Want to know the difference between Gothic and Baroque? A turret and a pinnacle? It's all in here.' Independent on Sunday (December 2010) 'A great pocket-size aid to understanding the built landscape.' Independent on Sunday (December 2010)