The Visual Dictionary of Architecture

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The Visual Dictionary of Architecture is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms associated with, and used within, the field of architecture.

Over 250 architectural terms are explained and contextualised in this handy text, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from historical and contemporary architecture.

The dictionary covers traditional terms still in current usage, as well as modern terminology such as blobtecture and McMansion. It also defines a wide variety of practical terms, such as belfry, cladding and rotunda, and movements and styles including Deconstructivism, Functionalism and Modernism.

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'This is a nice little reference title, easy to use and well laid out from a graphic perspective ... the mix of photos, diagrams and drawings keeps the text fresh and offers examples of visualization useful to students.' -- Hans Hermann, Mississippi State University, USA.

'This would be an excellent pocket reference for a new student starting their studies in Architecture. Easy to read and a good price.' --Kim Atkins, Chichester College, UK.

About the Author:

Gavin Ambrose is a graphic designer working with clients from the arts sector, publishers and advertising agencies.

Paul Harris is a writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals.

Sally Stone is Director of the College of Continuity in Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture.

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