Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to Zwinger and written in a transparent and concise sort, this authoritative dictionary covers architectural heritage intimately, from precedent days to the current day. additionally it is concise biographies of 1000's of architects from historical past (excluding residing persons), from Sir Francis Bacon and Imhotep to Liang Ssu-ch'eng and Francis Inigo Thomas. The textual content is complemented by means of over 260 attractive and meticulous line drawings, labelled cross-sections, and diagrams. those comprise distinct drawings of standard construction positive aspects, making it effortless for readers to spot specific interval styles.

This 3rd variation of The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture has been largely revised and improved, with over 900 new entries together with 1000s of definitions of backyard and panorama phrases comparable to Baroque garden, floral clock, hortus conclusus, and Zen garden-design. each one access is by means of a mini-bibliography, with feedback for extra studying. With transparent descriptions supplying in-depth research, it really is precious for college students, expert architects, paintings historians, and somebody attracted to structure and backyard layout, and gives a desirable wealth of data for the final reader.

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