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 necessary as a reference or as a conveyable advisor on visits to historic structures, this authoritative thesaurus 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 hide arches, home windows, tombs, and different architectural components; whereas shorter notes outline much less established phrases resembling cavetto, dado, and embrasure.
An essential reference for architects and scholars of structure, the textual content contains a topographical index to the illustrations, deciding on the numerous British cathedrals, castles, and parish church buildings used as examples.
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