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A dictionary of architecture

Nikolaus Pevsner

A dictionary of architecture

by Nikolaus Pevsner

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Published by The Overlook Press in Woodstock, NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published in 1966.

StatementNikolaus Pevsner, John Fleming, and Hugh Honour
ContributionsFleming, John, 1919-2001, Honour, Hugh
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNA31 .F55 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination556 p. :
Number of Pages556
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24483072M
ISBN 100879510404
LC Control Number2010467111

Dictionary of Architecture A. AARON’S-ROD. An ornament consisting of a straight moulding of rounded section, with leafage or scroll work seeming to emerge from it. ABACISCUS. Small tesserae, or square stones, for tessellated pavements: also, small square tablets, or brackets, used to support vases, and other ornamental objects. A Dictionary of Architecture This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked.

This massive compendium by a noted architectural historian contains over 2, line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5, important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern. Includes cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, precisely rendered plans for many famed structures. Architecture definition is - the art or science of building; specifically: the art or practice of designing and building structures and especially habitable ones. How to use architecture in a sentence.

With more t words and terms individually defined, the Dictionary offers huge coverage for anyone studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. The innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allows readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings. Starting from only the vaguest idea of the word required, a reader. pyramid Construction with a square base and four triangular faces; it served as a tomb for the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, represented here by the pyramid of Cheops.


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