Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon. Second Edition
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This innovative and unique book is a visual guide to the buildings that surround us. Architectural features are pinpointed and labelled on images of buildings so that, unlike with other architectural dictionaries, you don't have to know the name before looking it up. Clear line drawings and extensive colour photographs illustrate each of the main building types, from forts to churches, stately homes to skyscrapers. The individual structural elements and materials common to all buildings are then explained, whether in Classical, Gothic or Modernist style. A comprehensive glossary completes the book.
This revised edition includes an expanded section on modern structures and materials, as well as the latest styles and concepts from the last ten years.
_A must for all lovers of architecture and those who would like to learn more
_Over 11,000 copies sold in English worldwide
_Covers all key building types and styles, from cathedrals to skyscrapers, Classical to contemporary.
_Each building type is illustrated with extensive photographs and annotated drawings
_Contains a comprehensive glossary of architectural terms
About the Author:
Owen Hopkins is Director of the Farrell Centre at Newcastle University. Previously he was Senior Curator at Sir John Soane's Museum and before that he was Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He is the author of several books including Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon (2012), Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide (2014; both Laurence King), Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore (2020) and The Museum (2021).
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