By John Henry Parker
John Henry Parker's remarkably undying dictionary of structure, first released in 1846, grew to become so successful that he persevered to revise it for numerous years. A profusely illustrated guide that's worthwhile as a reference or as a conveyable consultant on visits to old constructions, this authoritative word list of approximately 500 phrases utilized in Greek, Roman, Italian, and Gothic structure is still 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 hide arches, home windows, tombs, and different architectural parts; whereas shorter notes outline much less primary phrases akin to cavetto, dado, and embrasure.
An crucial reference for architects and scholars of structure, the textual content encompasses a topographical index to the illustrations, deciding on the numerous British cathedrals, castles, and parish church buildings used as examples.
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A Concise Dictionary of Architectural Terms (Dover Architecture) by John Henry Parker