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THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURE. Third, revised and expanded edition. James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson. Oxford University Press, 2015. Original edition published 1999 as The Dictionary of Architecture {Worldwide 100382}. 1040 pp. with 251 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2014-948245 ISBN 9780199674985 In English.
Publisher's description: Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to Zwinger and written in a clear and concise style, this authoritative dictionary covers architectural history in detail, from ancient times to the present day. It also includes concise biographies of hundreds of architects from history (excluding living persons), from Sir Francis Bacon and Imhotep to Liang Ssu-ch'eng and Francis Inigo Thomas. The text is complemented by over 260 beautiful and meticulous line drawings, labelled cross-sections, and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy for readers to identify particular period styles. This third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture has been extensively revised and expanded, with over 900 new entries including hundreds of definitions of garden and landscape terms such as Baroque garden, floral clock, hortus conclusus, and Zen garden-design. Each entry is followed by a mini-bibliography, with suggestions for further reading. The full bibliography to the first edition (previously only available online) has also been fully updated and expanded, and incorporated into this new edition.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Architecture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 166163
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