The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture by James Stevens CurlThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture by James Stevens Curl

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

byJames Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

Paperback | January 27, 2016

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Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to Zwinger and written in a clear and concise style, this authoritative dictionary covers architectural history in detail, from ancient times to the present day. It also includes concise biographies of hundreds of architects from history (excludingliving persons), from Sir Francis Bacon and Imhotep to Liang Ssu-ch'eng and Francis Inigo Thomas. The text is complemented by over 260 beautiful and meticulous line drawings, labelled cross-sections, and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy forreaders to identify particular period styles.This third edition ofThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture has been extensively revised and expanded, with over 900 new entries including hundreds of definitions of garden and landscape terms such as Baroque garden, floral clock, hortus conclusus, and Zen garden-design. Each entry is followed by amini-bibliography, with suggestions for further reading. With clear descriptions providing in-depth analysis, it is invaluable for students, professional architects, art historians, and anyone interested in architecture and garden design, and provides a fascinating wealth of information for thegeneral reader.
Professor James Stevens Curl is a leading architectural historian. His many books include Funerary Monuments and Memorials in St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (2013); Freemasonry and the Enlightenment: Architecture, Symbols, and Influences (2011-an earlier version of which won (1992) the Sir Banister Fletcher Award as Best Book of the ...
Title:The Oxford Dictionary of ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:896 pagesPublished:January 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019967499X

ISBN - 13:9780199674992

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second EditionPreface to the Third EditionContentsNotes on AbbreviationsThe Dictionary

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