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A Dictionary of Architecture By James Stevens Curl

A Dictionary of Architecture
by James Stevens Curl

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A comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of architecture, illustrated and written in a clear and concise style. This reference work covers all periods of Western architectural history, from ancient times to the present day and includes concise biographies of leading architects.
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A Dictionary of Architecture by James Stevens Curl

Containing over 5,000 entries from Aalto to ziggurat, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of architecture in paperback. Beautifully illustrated and written in a clear and concise style, it is an invaluable work of reference for both students of architecture and the general reader, as well as professional architects. Covers all periods of Western architectural history, from ancient times to the present day Concise biographies of leading architects, from Brunelleschi and Imhotep to Le Corbusier and Richard Rogers Over 250 illustrations specially drawn for this volume

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A Dictionary of Architecture Reviews


"This is a straighforward work that should quickly become a staple reference source....Beginners will be satisfied with the basic entries, and advanced readers will be led to further material in the extensive bibliography."--Booklist
"Splendid...you can't have a more concise, entertaining, and informative guide to the words of architecture."--Architectural Review


"This is a straighforward work that should quickly become a staple reference source....Beginners will be satisfied with the basic entries, and advanced readers will be led to further material in the extensive bibliography."--Booklist
"Splendid...you can't have a more concise, entertaining, and informative guide to the words of architecture."--Architectural Review

"This is a straighforward work that should quickly become a staple reference source....Beginners will be satisfied with the basic entries, and advanced readers will be led to further material in the extensive bibliography."--Booklist
"Splendid...you can't have a more concise, entertaining, and informative guide to the words of architecture."--Architectural Review


"This is a straighforward work that should quickly become a staple reference source....Beginners will be satisfied with the basic entries, and advanced readers will be led to further material in the extensive bibliography."--Booklist


"Splendid...you can't have a more concise, entertaining, and informative guide to the words of architecture."--Architectural Review


About James Stevens Curl



James Stevens Curl is Research Professor of Architectural History at the Department of Architecture, De Montfort University, Leicester. He won the Sir Banister Fletcher Award for Best Architectural Book of the Year for his book The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry.

Table of Contents


SAMPLE ENTRIES; BALUSTER-SIDE - FORM LIKE A ROLLED-UP MATTRESS, LIKE A BALUSTER LAID ON ITS SIDE, ALSO KNOWN AS A BOLSTER, CUSHION, PULVIN, OR PULVINUS, JOINING THE VOLUTES OF AN IONIC CAPITAL; DOSHI, BALKRISHNA VITHALDAS (B. 1927) INDIAN ARCHITECT, DESIGNER OF THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY, AHMEDABAD (1967-81), ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MODERNIST BUILDINGS OF ITS TIME IN THE SUBCONTINENT. INFLUENCED BY LE CORBUSIER (WITH WHOM HE WORKED), HIS OWN STUDIO AT SANGATH, AHMEDABAD (1979-81), AND THE GANDHI INSTITUTE OF LABOUR STUDIES, AHMEDABAD (1980-4), SHOWED HIS DEBT TO THE FRANCO-SWISS ARCHITECT

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GOR001603509
A Dictionary of Architecture by James Stevens Curl
James Stevens Curl
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-02-24
848
0192800175
9780192800176
N/A
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