Architectural Details. A visual guide to 5000 years of building styles

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  • Producent: Ivy Press
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Oprawa: Paperback full colour throughout, Format: 23,5x19,6 cm, Stron: 352,  2014 r.

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 renders accessible, to stents and non-stents alike, the vast range of architectural terminology used to describe buildings. The chronological arrangement of the book allows the reader to place elements, forms, techniques and styles firmly within their context.

Beautifully engraved plates of great works of architectural history accompany the text to illustrate the architecture of civilisations from around the world and throughout history, from Ancient Egypt to the Industrial Revolution.

Emily Cole, the general editor, gained an ma in architectural history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. In 1999 she joined English Heritage as a staff historian, and more recently she has been responsible for heading up their blue plaques team. - See more at: