Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture

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9780070089877: Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture

Including 5000 images and 1500 design-related definitions, this reference text has been organized into six groupings: style from antiquity to the present; building types; design and composition; materials used; building parts and elements; and form.

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An outstanding visual resource to the elements of architectural design. From a prize-winning architect comes a reference that every architect needs. Painstakingly thorough, profusely illustrated (virtually every entry is illustrated!), and affordable, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture is not just an expert's dictionary of terms-it's a complete design resource for the architecture professional. Experienced professional architect Ernest Burden has compiled a wealth of architectural material, including: style, from antiquity to the present... building types... design and composition... materials... building parts and elements... and architectural form. And all listings are alphabetical-making searching and cross-referencing easy. This exceptional visual reference offers: More than 3,000 definitions, plus numerous subdefinitions; 5,000 images-far more than any other dictionary-including photos and detailed line drawings; Close to 1,500 design-related definitions, the most of any dictionary; a focus on styles, materials, building elements, and architectural forms; International scope-building types, terms and architects from around the world. Architects, designers, students, planners, and art enthusiasts will find that the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture will enhance any professional's or enthusiast's library.

About the Author:

Ernest Burden is an architect and consultant specializing in media and marketing strategies. He is an accomplished writer, having written over a dozen books, including McGraw-Hill’s Entourage and Visionary Architecture.

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