Dictionary of Architecture

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 1994 - Architecture - 240 pages
Dictionary of Architecture Place this useful little dictionary in your library if you want a handy source for the spelling, pronunciation (if unusual), and concise definition of terms met in the study, historical reading, and practice of architecture. Fashioned over a ten-year period by one of America’s leading architects, the Dictionary can be used by architects, students, builders, and building lovers from savant to sidewalk supervisor. Verb, adjective, and adverb forms are usually omitted when the noun is listed, to save space and reader time. Only those technical terms from other fields that have a real bearing on architecture are included. Illustrations are restricted to objects that are difficult or impossible to describe in words alone. These are grouped in plates at the end of the dictionary. Phonetic spelling is used for unusual words rather than the shower of diacritical symbols which often discourages users of giant lexicons. From abaciscus to zwinger, the Dictionary of Architecture serves as a modest aid to those who would know the vocabulary of this mother of the arts.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
28
Section 4
53
Section 5
60
Section 6
66
Section 7
73
Section 8
82
Section 20
169
Section 21
178
Section 22
179
Section 23
183
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27

Section 9
89
Section 10
94
Section 11
96
Section 12
99
Section 13
107
Section 14
118
Section 15
120
Section 16
125
Section 17
139
Section 18
141
Section 19
150
Section 28
Section 29
Section 30
Section 31
Section 32
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
Section 36
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Henry H. Saylor is the author of Dictionary of Architecture, published by Wiley.

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