By John Henry Parker
John Henry Parker's remarkably undying dictionary of structure, first released in 1846, grew to become so successful that he persisted to revise it for a number of years. A profusely illustrated handbook that's worthy as a reference or as a conveyable consultant on visits to old constructions, this authoritative word list of approximately 500 phrases utilized in Greek, Roman, Italian, and Gothic structure continues to be hugely instructive and informative.
Accurate engravings supplement some of the author's incisive descriptions — from a buttress in Glastonbury Abbey to zig-zag mouldings in a Norman doorway. prolonged entries conceal arches, home windows, tombs, and different architectural components; whereas shorter notes outline much less time-honored phrases comparable to cavetto, dado, and embrasure.
An critical reference for architects and scholars of structure, the textual content encompasses a topographical index to the illustrations, choosing the various British cathedrals, castles, and parish church buildings used as examples.
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