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Historical Dictionary of Architecture (Historical by Allison Lee Palmer

By Allison Lee Palmer

This dictionary presents a ancient assessment of the key architectural advancements and kinds, development fabrics and kinds, significant constructions and destinations, websites and designers. ancient eras like old Egyptian structure and the Renaissance in Europe and hobbies comparable to artwork Deco are coated. fabrics mentioned variety from concrete, stone, glass and wooden, whereas forms of buildings comprise architectural innovations corresponding to the arch and dome to development kinds from monasteries and mosques to museums and skyscrapers. significant constructions highlighted during this quantity comprise not just nice achievements corresponding to Hagia Sophia and the Eiffel Tower, but additionally very important websites equivalent to the good Zimbabwe and Angkor Wat, came upon at the UNESCO international historical past web site record. common geographical parts also are coated, corresponding to African and Russian structure. famous architects comprise theorists from the traditional chinese language engineer Yu Hao Roman engineer Vitruvius to many present architects comparable to Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava, with a spotlight on architects who've loved lasting reputation via historical past or have received foreign prizes corresponding to the Pritzker structure Prize.

This moment variation of Historical Dictionary of Architecture features a chronology, an advent, and an in depth bibliography. The dictionary part has over four hundred cross-referenced entries on architects, recognized constructions, kinds of fabrics, and different architectural kinds. This ebook is a wonderful entry element for college kids, researchers, and an individual eager to be aware of extra approximately architecture.

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