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OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURE, THE

PAPERBACK BY CURL, JAMES STEVENS; WILSON, SUSAN

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ISBN
9780199674992
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
3RD REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
896 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 JAN 2016

DESCRIPTION

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.

CONTENTS

Preface to the Second Edition ; Preface to the Third Edition ; Contents ; Notes on Abbreviations ; The Dictionary