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Reading Architecture : A Visual Lexicon.

Author/Creator:
Hopkins, Owen.
Publication:
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (177 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Architecture.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This innovative and unique book is a visual guide to the buildings that surround us, naming all the architectural features so that, unlike other architectural dictionaries, the reader doesn't have to know the name before looking it up. Clear line drawings and extensive color 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 explained, whether in Classical, Gothic or Modernist style, before delving into the inner architectural details, such as doors and windows, roofs and staircases. A comprehensive glossary completes the book. An original and accessible take on the architectural dictionary, this book will be useful not only to students but to anyone with a general interest in architecture.
Contents:
Intro
Reading Architecture
Cover
Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1: Building Types
The Classical Temple
The Temple Front
Temple Front Widths
Intercolumniation
Types
Internal Spaces
The Medieval Cathedral
West-End Portal
South Transept Portal
Plan
Church plan
Section
Furnishings
The Renaissance Church
Exterior
Plan
Interior
The Baroque Church
Exterior
Plan
Interior
Fortified Buildings
Keep Castle
Concentric Castle
Exterior
Country Houses and Villas
Street-Facing Buildings
Public Buildings
The Modern Block
High-Rise Buildings
Chapter 2: Structures
Columns and Piers
Types
The Classical Orders
Non-Classical Capitals
Arches
Elements
Round Arches
Pointed Arches
Other Arch Forms
Types
Modern Structures
Concrete
Steel
Building Forms
Chapter 3: Architectural Elements
Walls and Surfaces
Masonry
Common Types of Stone
Surfaces
Rustication
Brick
Positions
Bonds
Mortar Joints
Types
Timber
Tiles and Ceramics
Concrete and Renders
Glass
Metal and Synthetic Materials
Large-Scale Wall Articulations and Features
Surface Articulations
Unenriched Mouldings
Enriched Mouldings and Decorative Elements
Windows and Doors
Types
Delineating Apertures
Classical Apertures
Pediment Types
Gothic Apertures: Tracery Elements
Gothic Apertures: Tracery Types
Common Window Forms
Window Projections and Balconies
Roof Lights
Common Door Forms
Roofs
Types
Tiling and Roof-Cladding Types
Pitched and Gabled Roofs
Gable Types
Spires and Castellations
Spire Types
Domes
Exterior
Interior
Types
Structures
Trusses
Vaults
Rib Vault Types
Stairs and Lifts
Staircase Components
Staircase Types.
Lifts and Escalators
Glossary
Index
Picture Credits
Acknowledgements.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Hopkins, Owen Reading Architecture
ISBN:
9781780672045
9781856697361
OCLC:
866622272