Building facades: faces, figures, and ornamental detail

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McGraw-Hill, Dec 1, 1996 - Architecture - 275 pages
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A visual library of the world's most beautiful building facades, this original work offers architects, preservationists, and restorers the first complete and practical guide to the identification and restoration of the ''face'' of any building. Filled with 1,000 photographs that capture these architectural treasures within their historical and social context, the book employs a photo-essay approach to chronicle the diversity of building facades around the world. All of the facades featured are fully described in terms of their materials, construction, and architectural style. Multiple cross-referencing allows readers to access specific information or images chronologically or geographically, as well as by building type, structural location, type of detail, or material.

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User Review  - EvalineAuerbach - LibraryThing

highly detailed drawings with some discussion of faces, figures, and ornamental details on buildings. The chapters: *precedents (back to antiquity),*ornament, *renovation, with case studies, and ... Read full review


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ERNEST BURDEN, one of the nation's leading experts in architectural graphics, is an architect, author, andconsultant who specializes in presentation media and marketing strategies. He is the author of more than twelve books.

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