The Visual Dictionary of Architecture

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AVA Publishing, Feb 5, 2008 - Architecture - 288 pages
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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Contents

The dictionary
17
A
18
B
54
C
69
D
94
E
102
F
113
G
125
N
179
O
185
P
191
Q
211
R
213
S
222
T
249
U
257

H
139
I
142
J
147
K
149
L
151
M
156
V
258
W
265
Z
269
The Details
273
Back Cover
289
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Gavin Ambrose is a practising graphic designer. His current commercial practice includes clients from the arts sector, publishers and advertising agencies. He is the co-author and designer of several books on branding, packaging and editorial design. Paul Harris is a freelance writer, journalist and editor. Paul writes for international magazines and journals in London and New York. He is a co-author and collaborator on books about packaging design and design principles. Sally Stone is an author, academic and designer. She has published a number of books, papers and journal articles on the urban environment, building re-use, installation art and interior design.

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