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How to read buildings : a crash course in architectural styles

Author: Carol Davidson Cragoe
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how to decode a structure's style, history, and evolution by recognizing key designs clues, and provides overviews on how geography, history, and religion influenced architecture.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Davidson Cragoe
ISBN: 9780847831128 0847831124
OCLC Number: 166358686
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Contents: Building types --
A grammar of style --
Materials --
Columns & capitals --
Arches --
Roofs & gables --
Vaults --
Domes --
Towers --
Doors & porches --
Windows --
Stairways --
Chimneys & fireplaces --
Ornament.
Responsibility: Carol Davidson Cragoe.

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Explains how to decode a structure's style, history, and evolution by recognizing key designs clues, and provides overviews on how geography, history, and religion influenced architecture.

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