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Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture

Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture
Author: Ernest Burden
ISBN 13: 9780071375290
ISBN 10: 71375295
Edition: 2
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication Date: 2001-12-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $39.95

“An excellent resource for interested laypeople as well as professionals in the field . . . recommended as a ready reference tool for public, academic, and highschool libraries.”

An Architectural Dictionary Written in the Language of Design. . . and Heavily Illustrated!

Unlike any other architectural dictionary currently available, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture,2e is focused almost entirely on design. While other design dictionaries are overloaded with construction-related terms, this unique resource contains nearly 4000 design-related definitions and more than 3000 illustrations – far more than any other dictionary.

The Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture covers everything critically important to those in the architect/design field:

* Architectural Styles
* Details
* Building Elements
* Forms
* Building Systems
* And added to this edition is more than 300 architect biographies with classic examples of their work

Meticulously written, heavily cross-referenced, and unique in the fact that it is a dictionary that can truly be called a visual resource, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, 2e is the best way for any designer to gain a full understanding of architectural elements.

Ernest Burden is an architect and consultant specializing in media and marketing strategies. He is an accomplished writer, having written over a dozen books, including McGraw-Hill’s Entourage and Visionary Architecture.


Most entries include a b&w photograph that illustrates the element (or several photographs showing variations of the element) as well as its position within a structure. In addition to structural components, entries describe new technical terms and intangible aspects including terms relating to building renovation and restoration as well as aspects of the design and building process. Definitions of related elements, such as types of arches, doors, joints, moldings, roofs, walls, or windows, are clustered under one category. These grouped definitions also listed in the index for easy location. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.