The Visual Dictionary of Architecture
This book is a guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within architecture. From Column to Cornice, Skyscraper to Ha-Ha, this book will prove an invaluable resource to anyone interested in architecture. Each term is explained and contextualised, giving the reader an enhanced understanding of architectural terminology. More than 270 common architecture terms are distilled and illustrated. From practical terms such as Vaulted, Spire and Cladding to conceptual terms such as Modernism and Postmodernism, including modern terminology and many of the traditional terms still in current usage. The Visual Dictionary of Architecture is produced in collaboration with a leading London architectural practice and an architectural historian.
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aesthetic Ancient Andrea Palladio architectural style Architrave areas Art Deco Art Nouveau Baroque bas-relief Bauhaus Beaux-Arts Blobitecture brick building building’s built buttress carved castle Cathedral centre century church clad classical colours Column 87 construction Constructivism Corbusier Corinthian Cornice created Decorated Period decorative detail dome doors Doric drawing Early English Period Eiffel elements England English entablature entrance example fašade floor frame gable GaudÝ geometric glass Golden Section Gothic GRID GRID GRID horizontal Illustrated interior International Style Ionic Ionic order Italian Italy John Robertson John Robertson Architects Le Corbusier London Masterplanning materials McMansion metres modern modernist monument movement ornamentation Palace Paris Perpendicular Period Pictured left Postmodernism prefabricated Quattro Libri dell’Architettura reinforced concrete Renaissance Rococo Rohe Roman Architecture roof sculpture shape shotgun house skyscrapers space Spain steel stone structure style of architecture symmetry temple term tower typically urban vertical Victorian visual wall wood