Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture

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9780071375290: Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture

Over 4,000 architectural definitions 3,000 defining illustrations

Meticulously written, heavily cross-referenced, and unique in the fact that it is a dictionary that can truly be called a visual resource, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Second Edition, is the best way for any designer or other interested professional or layperson -- to gain a complete understanding of architectural elements. Author Ernest Burden's unique resource contains nearly 4000 design-related definitions and more than 3000 illustrations -- far more than any other dictionary. And now, biographies of over 300 architects, with classic examples of their work, have been added to round out the coverage in this edition. You'll find full details and pictorial coverage of:

* Architectural Styles
*Details
*Building Elements
* Forms
* Building Systems

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“An excellent resource for interested laypeople as well as professionals in the field . . . recommended as a ready reference tool for public, academic, and highschool libraries.”

An Architectural Dictionary Written in the Language of Design. . . and Heavily Illustrated!

Unlike any other architectural dictionary currently available, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture,2e is focused almost entirely on design. While other design dictionaries are overloaded with construction-related terms, this unique resource contains nearly 4000 design-related definitions and more than 3000 illustrations – far more than any other dictionary.

The Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture covers everything critically important to those in the architect/design field:


* Architectural Styles
* Details
* Building Elements
* Forms
* Building Systems
* And added to this edition is more than 300 architect biographies with classic examples of their work

Meticulously written, heavily cross-referenced, and unique in the fact that it is a dictionary that can truly be called a visual resource, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, 2e is the best way for any designer to gain a full understanding of architectural elements.

About the Author:

Ernest Burden is an architect and consultant specializing in media and marketing strategies. He is an accomplished writer, having written over a dozen books, including McGraw-Hill’s Entourage and Visionary Architecture.

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