By John Henry Parker
John Henry Parker's remarkably undying dictionary of structure, first released in 1846, turned so successful that he endured to revise it for a number of years. A profusely illustrated guide that's priceless as a reference or as a transportable consultant on visits to old structures, this authoritative thesaurus of approximately 500 phrases utilized in Greek, Roman, Italian, and Gothic structure continues to be hugely instructive and informative.
Accurate engravings supplement a number of the author's incisive descriptions — from a buttress in Glastonbury Abbey to zig-zag mouldings in a Norman doorway. prolonged entries hide arches, home windows, tombs, and different architectural components; whereas shorter notes outline much less usual phrases corresponding to cavetto, dado, and embrasure.
An essential reference for architects and scholars of structure, the textual content features a topographical index to the illustrations, opting for the numerous British cathedrals, castles, and parish church buildings used as examples.
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