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

Rococo
218
Sculpture
224
Served and Servant Areas
230
Solar Orientation
236
Steel
242
Synagogue
248
The Details
274
Conclusion
286
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Gavin Ambrose, a graphic designer, is the author and designer of books on branding, packaging, and editorial design. He lives in Kent, UK.

Paul Harris is a freelance writer, journalist, and editor, and an author on books about packaging design and design principles. He lives in Chile.

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