A Dictionary of Architecture

A Dictionary of Architecture

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Containing over 5,000 entries from Aalto to ziggurat, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of architecture in paperback. Beautifully illustrated and written in a clear and concise style, it is an invaluable work of reference for both students of architecture and the general reader, as well as professional architects. Covers all periods of Western architectural history, from ancient times to the present day Concise biographies of leading architects, from Brunelleschi and Imhotep to Le Corbusier and Richard Rogers Over 250 illustrations specially drawn for this volumeshow more

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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 129 x 195.1 x 44.5mm | 646.94g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • line drawings
  • 0192800175
  • 9780192800176

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SAMPLE ENTRIES; BALUSTER-SIDE - FORM LIKE A ROLLED-UP MATTRESS, LIKE A BALUSTER LAID ON ITS SIDE, ALSO KNOWN AS A BOLSTER, CUSHION, PULVIN, OR PULVINUS, JOINING THE VOLUTES OF AN IONIC CAPITAL; DOSHI, BALKRISHNA VITHALDAS (B. 1927) INDIAN ARCHITECT, DESIGNER OF THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY, AHMEDABAD (1967-81), ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MODERNIST BUILDINGS OF ITS TIME IN THE SUBCONTINENT. INFLUENCED BY LE CORBUSIER (WITH WHOM HE WORKED), HIS OWN STUDIO AT SANGATH, AHMEDABAD (1979-81), AND THE GANDHI INSTITUTE OF LABOUR STUDIES, AHMEDABAD (1980-4), SHOWED HIS DEBT TO THE FRANCO-SWISS ARCHITECTshow more

About James Stevens Curl

James Stevens Curl is Research Professor of Architectural History at the Department of Architecture, De Montfort University, Leicester. He won the Sir Banister Fletcher Award for Best Architectural Book of the Year for his book The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry.show more

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"This is a straighforward work that should quickly become a staple reference source....Beginners will be satisfied with the basic entries, and advanced readers will be led to further material in the extensive bibliography."--Booklist"Splendid...you can't have a more concise, entertaining, and informative guide to the words of architecture."--Architectural Reviewshow more

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