The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture PDF ePub eBook

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture free pdf Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to Zwinger and written in a clear and concise style, this authoritative dictionary covers architectural history in detail, from ancient times to the present day. It also includes concise biographies of hundreds of architects from history (excluding living persons), from Sir Francis Bacon and Imhotep to Liang Ssu-ch'eng and Francis Inigo Thomas. The text is complemented by over 260 beautiful and meticulous line drawings, labelled cross-sections, and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy for readers to identify particular period styles. This third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture has been extensively revised and expanded, with over 900 new entries including hundreds of definitions of garden and landscape terms such as Baroque garden, floral clock, hortus conclusus, and Zen garden-design. Each entry is followed by a mini-bibliography, with suggestions for further reading. With clear descriptions providing in-depth analysis, it is invaluable for students, professional architects, art historians, and anyone interested in architecture and garden design, and provides a fascinating wealth of information for the general reader.

About James Stevens Curl

Professor James Stevens Curl is a leading architectural historian. His many books include Funerary Monuments

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Author : James Stevens Curl
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 28 January 2016
ISBN : 019967499X
EAN : 9780199674992
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 896 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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