Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture

Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture

by Cyril M. Harris, Hopkins Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 048624444X

ISBN-13: 9780486244440

Pub. Date: 03/01/1983

Publisher: Dover Publications

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486244440
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/01/1983
Series:
Dover Architecture Series
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
302,841
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

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