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How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architecture


How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architecture

Paperback by Davidson Cragoe, Carol

How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architecture

£12.99

ISBN:
9781912217304
Publication Date:
8 Mar 2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:
Herbert Press Ltd
Pages:
256 pages
Format:
Paperback
For delivery:
Estimated despatch 18 - 19 Jun 2024
How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architecture

Description

A practical primer to looking at architecture and all the elements that are included in buildings. How to Read Buildings is a practical introduction to looking at and appreciating architecture which guides you through the historical and architectural clues embedded in every building. Small enough to carry in your pocket and serious enough to provide real answers, this comprehensive guide: - Explores key characteristics of structures dating from every period from the ancient Greeks to the present day - Gives expert advice on how to identify any building and put it in historical context - Provides an accessible visual guide to architectural styles and structural elements using detailed engravings and text

Contents

Introduction Building Types A Grammar of Style Materials Columns & Capitals Arches Roofs & Gables Vaults Domes Towers Doors & Porches Windows Stairways Chimneys & Fireplaces Ornament Glossary Index Acknowledgements

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