By John Henry Parker
John Henry Parker's remarkably undying dictionary of structure, first released in 1846, grew to become so successful that he persevered to revise it for numerous years. A profusely illustrated guide that's precious as a reference or as a transportable advisor on visits to ancient structures, this authoritative thesaurus of approximately 500 phrases utilized in Greek, Roman, Italian, and Gothic structure is still hugely instructive and informative.
Accurate engravings supplement a few of the author's incisive descriptions — from a buttress in Glastonbury Abbey to zig-zag mouldings in a Norman doorway. prolonged entries disguise arches, home windows, tombs, and different architectural parts; 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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