Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture

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Cyril M. Harris
Dover Publications, 1977 - Architecture - 581 pages

In this volume, 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 5,000 important terms. This thoroughly accurate and comprehensive gathering of architectural knowledge is complemented by an unprecedented collection of over 2,000 line drawings that richly illustrate significant aspects of architectural styles. Unusual cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, and precisely rendered plans show many of the greatest architectural achievements of all time.
From ancient ruins to twentieth-century Modernism, the Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture covers the full spectrum of architecture's rise and development. Subject areas include the following periods: Ancient, Islamic, Greek and Hellenistic, Mesoamerican, Roman, Romanesque, Early Christian, Gothic, Renaissance, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Modern. This volume is an important research tool that places particular emphasis on clarity and accuracy. For the architect, artist, historian, student, teacher, or architecture enthusiast, this valuable guide offers indispensable information and lucid illustrations covering the whole of architecture.

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With its definitions and fabulous line drawings to illustrate, this book sits on my desk as my go-to reference for all architectural words and concepts. Read full review

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Reading older literary descriptions often send me to the dictionary. When a building or a room is described, writers will use the proper term for a feature, such as an encarpus to describe something ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
46
Section 2
56
Section 3
142
Section 4
209
Section 5
223
Section 6
241
Section 7
251
Section 8
271
Section 17
389
Section 18
410
Section 19
429
Section 20
430
Section 21
449
Section 22
459
Section 23
467
Section 24
468

Section 9
280
Section 10
285
Section 11
301
Section 12
308
Section 13
335
Section 14
339
Section 15
361
Section 16
382
Section 25
509
Section 26
520
Section 27
539
Section 28
579
Section 29
581
Section 30
583
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