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A Concise History of Architectural Styles

by Emily Cole

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0713667443, Paperback)

This beautiful book explores the development of architecture around the world from the ancient civilisations of Egypt and the Near East through the Industrial Revolution. It presents a diverse series of building styles and architectural detailing which will fascinate and delight everyone who is interested in buildings and how they have developed over the years. The book is illustrated with drawings and beautifully detailed engraved plates. Most of these are from early sources, and their extended captions provide a comprehensive naming of architectural elements. The captions are also a useful guide to architectural terminology. The book is a must for anyone interested in the story of architecture.

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"A Concise History of Architectural Styles is a visual guide to the history of architecture around the world, from the ancient civilisations of Egypt and the Near East to the Industrial Revolution. Hundreds of illustrations with extended captions show building styles and architectural details which will fascinate and delight everyone who is interested in buildings and how they have developed over the years." "This book is a must for anyone interested in the story of architecture."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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