Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture by Cyril M. HarrisIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture by Cyril M. Harris

Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture

EditorCyril M. Harris

Paperback | March 1, 1983

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This massive compendium by a noted architectural historian contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern. Includes cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, precisely rendered plans for many famed structures.
Title:Illustrated Dictionary of Historic ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.38 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 1983Publisher:Dover Publications

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ISBN - 10:048624444X

ISBN - 13:9780486244440

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Art students take notice! As a highschool art teacher, I,as well as our art students have found this book to be invaluable for quick, consice, easy to understand information on historical architectural features as well as excellent hand drawn illustrations of everything from "acanthus" to "ziggurat". It's great as inspiration for both art history and studio projects. Our school library's soft covered copy has become so dog-earred and weathered from overuse that it has become an ancient relic itself. Time to invest in a hard cover copy!
Date published: 2001-01-27