The Oxford Companion to Architecture: K-Z
Patrick Goode, Stanford Anderson, Colin St. John Wilson
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Architecture - 1083 pages
1,500 A-Z entries cover all aspects of architecture, from architects, building types, and movements and styles to materials, aspects of design, and definitions. The Companion offers complete coverage of architecture from around the world, giving equal weight to architecture in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America as to the more familiar examples from Western Europe and the United States, and of both modern and vernacular architecture. It covers all periods, from the beginnings of architecture in ancient Egypt to the present day, and yet is strongly rooted in an approach to architecture that looks at its social, technical, and practical aspects, beyond an art-historical perspective. --from publisher description.
19th century arches architect Art Nouveau Baroque became blocks brick building type built carved Cathedral central centre chapel churches classical columns commissions completed construction contemporary Corbusier courtyard created cultural decoration developed dome Doric Doric order early English architect Europe example fašade floor frame Frank Lloyd Wright galleries garden German Gothic Greek hall houses influence innovative inspired interior Italian architect landscape later Le Corbusier Library Photographs Collection London masonry materials medieval mihrab modern architecture modernist monumental mosque movement Museum National Romanticism neoclassicism ornament palaces Palazzo Palladian Palladio Paris pavilions period pilasters portico practice projects qibla Renaissance Revival Roman Romanesque Rome roof rooms Royal scale School social space staircase stone storeys structure stupa style sustainable architecture tall temple theatre timber tower town traditional urban vaults vernacular vernacular architecture Villa Vitruvius walls