Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture
Cyril M. Harris
Courier Dover Publications, 1977 - Architecture - 581 pages
"In Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture 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 5000 important terms. This thoroughly accurate and comprehensive gathering of architectural knowledge is complemented by an unprecedented collection of over 2000 line drawings that richly illustrate significant aspects of architectural styles."--BOOK JACKETS.
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