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Architectural Styles : A Visual Guide.

Author: Margaret Fletcher; Robbie Polley
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2020.
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Architectural Styles is an incomparable guide to architectural styles across the centuries and around the world. Modeled after an architect's plein air sketchbook, the volume features hundreds of detailed drawings by esteemed architectural illustrator Robbie Polley alongside incisive and informative descriptions. This unique guidebook takes readers from Europe and the Americas to Egypt, China, and India. It covers a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fletcher, Margaret
Architectural Styles
Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Fletcher; Robbie Polley
ISBN: 9780691213781 069121378X
OCLC Number: 1232277702
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (290 p.)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Introduction --
1 Ancient and Classical --
Ancient Middle East --
Ancient Egypt --
Pre-Columbian --
Pre-Classical --
Ancient Greek --
Ancient Roman --
Early and Classical China --
Early and Classical Japan --
Early and Classical India --
2 Medieval and Renaissance --
Early Christian and Byzantine --
Islamic --
Romanesque --
Gothic --
Medieval Fortifications --
Renaissance --
Mannerism --
3 Baroque to Art Nouveau --
Baroque and Rococo --
Palladianism --
Georgian --
Classical Revival --
Gothic Revival --
Exotic Revival --
Beaux Arts --
Arts and Crafts --
Art Nouveau 4 Modern and Contemporary --
Art Deco --
Expressionism --
Modernism --
Constructivism --
Brutalism --
Metabolism --
High-Tech --
Postmodernism --
Deconstructivism --
Eco-Architecture --
Biomorphism --
Parametric --
5 Elements --
Domes --
Columns --
Towers --
Arches and Arcades --
Doorways and Entrances --
Windows --
Pediments and Gables --
Roofs --
Vaulting --
Stairways --
Glossary --
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Abstract:

Architectural Styles is an incomparable guide to architectural styles across the centuries and around the world. Modeled after an architect's plein air sketchbook, the volume features hundreds of detailed drawings by esteemed architectural illustrator Robbie Polley alongside incisive and informative descriptions. This unique guidebook takes readers from Europe and the Americas to Egypt, China, and India. It covers a host of historical and contemporary architectural styles, from ancient and classical to Pre-Columbian, Romanesque, Renaissance, Palladian, art nouveau, Brutalist, and biomorphic. It describes the histories and characteristics of the building traditions of each era and region of the world, and looks at key architectural elements such as buttresses, spandrels, curtain walls, and oculi. The book also includes a section on building parts-from domes and columns to towers, arches, roofs, and vaulting-along with a detailed glossary and bibliography. Comprehensive and authoritative, 'Architectural Styles' is an essential resource for architects and designers and a must-have illustrated guide for anyone interested in architecture or drawing.

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