Journals Higher Education

$18.95

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01 May 2007

992 Pages | line illus.

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780198606789


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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Second Edition

James Stevens Curl

Oxford Paperback Reference

Containing over 5,000 entries from "alto" to "ziggurat," this authoritative dictionary of architecture covers all periods of Western architectural history, from ancient times to the present day. Beautifully illustrated and written in a clear and concise style, it also includes brief biographies of leading architects, from Brunelleschi and Imhotep to Le Corbusier and Richard Rogers. The text is complimented by over 250 beautiful and meticulous line drawings, labeled cross-sections and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy for readers to identify particular period styles. Fully revised and `xpanded to bring it completely up-to-date, this edition's new entries include definitions of landscape terms and biographies of modern architects.

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