Architectural Details A Visual Guide to 2000 Years of Building Styles

Architectural Details by Emily Cole

A Visual Guide to 2000 Years of Building Styles

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Format: Paperback / softback, 352 Pages
ISBN: 9781782401698
Publisher: Ivy Press
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Do you know a Doric column when you see one? Of course. But what about an entablature, a hypostyle, a pylon, or a pagoda? Architectural Details uses beautifully engraved plates from the great works of architectural history to illustrate a show-and-tell journey round the architecture of civilizations east and west, from Ancient Egypt to the Industrial Revolution. Most of the drawings and engravings have been taken from early sources, unparalleled for their elegance and delicacy of line, as well as for the amount of fine detail they offer. Extended captions and annotation supply you with a complete naming of parts which, as well as identifying and defining the correct terminology, will help you to understand how architects have planned and made the buildings of the past, from Amenhotep to Palladio, and Vitruvius to Wren.
Format: Paperback / softback, 352 Pages
ISBN: 9781782401698
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Size: 9.252 in x 7.717 in / 235 mm x 196 mm
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