Dictionary of Architecture

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Wiley, 1952 - Architecture - 221 pages
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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
89
Section 15
125
Section 16
139
Section 17
141
Section 18
150
Section 19
169
Section 20
178
Section 21
179
Section 22
183

Section 9
94
Section 10
96
Section 11
99
Section 12
107
Section 13
118
Section 14
120
Section 23
188
Section 24
189
Section 25
190
Section 26
191
Section 27
213
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About the author (1952)

Saylor is Editor, Journal of The American Institute of Architects, Fellow of The American Institute of Architects and Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society.

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