A Concise Dictionary of Architectural Terms (Dover Architecture)

A Concise Dictionary of Architectural Terms (Dover Architecture)

John Henry Parker


John Henry Parker's remarkably undying dictionary of structure, first released in 1846, turned so successful that he persisted to revise it for a number of years. A profusely illustrated guide that's worthwhile as a reference or as a transportable advisor on visits to historic constructions, this authoritative word list of approximately 500 phrases utilized in Greek, Roman, Italian, and Gothic structure continues to be hugely instructive and informative.
Accurate engravings supplement some of the author's incisive descriptions — from a buttress in Glastonbury Abbey to zig-zag mouldings in a Norman doorway. prolonged entries conceal arches, home windows, tombs, and different architectural parts; whereas shorter notes outline much less typical phrases comparable to cavetto, dado, and embrasure.
An critical reference for architects and scholars of structure, the textual content contains a topographical index to the illustrations, picking the numerous British cathedrals, castles, and parish church buildings used as examples.

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