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Published: 26 February 2015

1,040 Pages | Over 260 line drawings


ISBN: 9780199674985

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Third Edition

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Contains over 6,000 entries and over 260 illustrations, primarily focusing on architectural history
  • Fully revised and updated, with hundreds of new entries including individuals such as Sir Francis Bacon and Liang Ssu-ch'eng, and many landscape architecture terms, including hortus conclusus and Zen garden-design
  • Comprehensive coverage of architectural, garden, and landscape terms with clear definitions
  • Includes mini-bibliographies for all entries, as well as the fully updated and expanded bibliography at the rear of the book

New to this Edition:

  • Over 900 entries new to this edition
  • Dozens of new biographical entries of deceased architects and related professions, including Marjorie Sewell Cautley, Leberecht Migge, Blunden Shadbolt, and Ellen Biddle Shipman
  • Hundreds of new entries on garden and landscape architecture such as battle-garden, hameau, New Perennials, and snail-mount
  • The bibliography has been fully updated and expanded, and incorporated into this new edition (while it was previously only available online)

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