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A dictionary of architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl; John J Sambrook
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of architecture, illustrated and written in a clear and concise style. This reference work covers all periods of Western architectural history, from ancient  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation - Wörterbuch - Architektur
Wörterbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Stevens Curl; John J Sambrook
ISBN: 0192100068 9780192100061 0192800175 9780192800176
OCLC Number: 245812213
Notes: 2. Aufl. u.d.T.: Curl, James Stevens: A dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture.
Description: XI, 833 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: SAMPLE ENTRIES; BALUSTER-SIDE - FORM LIKE A ROLLED-UP MATTRESS, LIKE A BALUSTER LAID ON ITS SIDE, ALSO KNOWN AS A BOLSTER, CUSHION, PULVIN, OR PULVINUS, JOINING THE VOLUTES OF AN IONIC CAPITAL; DOSHI, BALKRISHNA VITHALDAS (B. 1927) INDIAN ARCHITECT, DESIGNER OF THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY, AHMEDABAD (1967-81), ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MODERNIST BUILDINGS OF ITS TIME IN THE SUBCONTINENT. INFLUENCED BY LE CORBUSIER (WITH WHOM HE WORKED), HIS OWN STUDIO AT SANGATH, AHMEDABAD (1979-81), AND THE GANDHI INSTITUTE OF LABOUR STUDIES, AHMEDABAD (1980-4), SHOWED HIS DEBT TO THE FRANCO-SWISS ARCHITECT
Responsibility: James Stevens Curl ; with line-drawings by the author and John Sambrook.

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