Architectural Styles

Architectural Styles
Author: Owen Hopkins
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-09-08
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781780676388

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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? This guide makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. The result is a clear and easy-to-navigate guide to identifying the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.

A Guide to Canadian Architectural Styles Second Edition

A Guide to Canadian Architectural Styles  Second Edition
Author: Shannon Ricketts,Leslie Maitland,Jacqueline Hucker
Publsiher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2004
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UOM:39015058279608

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"A thoughtful, elegantly written, and easy-to-read guide to over three hundred years of architectural style in Canada." - Kelly Crossman, Carleton University

How to Read Buildings

How to Read Buildings
Author: Carol Davidson Cragoe
Publsiher: Herbert Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-03-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1912217309

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How to Read Buildings is a practical primer to looking at architecture and all the elements that are included in buildings, from cornices and friezes to columns and porticos - all facets of buildings are included. Each chapter takes an architectural element and looks at its variety across various historical periods and geographical locations. Examples are shown through dozens of fine engravings with extended captions, creating a dip-in read and an effective I-Spy guide. Additional sections look at the clues offerred by history, geography and religion (with a timeline showing how and where architectural elements have been introduced), and at the significance of the ornaments.

British Architectural Styles

British Architectural Styles
Author: Trevor Yorke
Publsiher: England's Living History
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2008
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UCSC:32106017348803

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A compact and useful guide, filled with detailed drawings, to help put a date on the variety of buildings one sees when travelling through Britain. This guide covers an immense range of structures and styles from 1500 to 1950. In addition, it includes a glossary of architectural terms and a historical time chart. This book will prove an invaluable

A Concise History of Architectural Styles

A Concise History of Architectural Styles
Author: Emily Cole
Publsiher: Herbert Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0713667443

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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.

In What Style Should We Build

In What Style Should We Build
Author: Heinrich Hubsch
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1996-07-11
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780892361991

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Hubsch's argument that the technical progress and changed living habits of the nineteenth century rendered neoclassical principles antiquated is presented here along with responses to his essay by architects, historians, and critics over two decades.

Creating Your Architectural Style

Creating Your Architectural Style
Author: George D. Hopkins
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-09-15
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 9781455603091

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Create your dream home with this valuable resource to inspire you and guide you through the residential design and construction process. A complete and concise resource for building a fine home, Creating Your Architectural Style presents detailed explanations of the design process, guiding readers from the initial concept to the finishing touches. Filled with beautiful photographs, this reference will enable readers to design a dream home that is an expression of their personal style as well as their lifestyle. Architect George D. Hopkins, Jr., understanding the daunting task of building a new home, walks the reader through each phase of the design and construction process. Step by step, this reference will help readers solve any number of vexing questions, from “Where do I begin?” to “What is the difference between Greek Revival and Dutch Colonial?” Hopkins teaches readers how to make decisions based on their family’s needs, explores the relationship between the architectural style and the floor plan of the home, and defines the roles and responsibilities of the architect, structural engineer, interior designer, landscape architect, and general contractor. He provides important insight into planning the principle spaces in a home and describes special architectural features from fireplaces to staircases and porticos to pools. Creating Your Architectural Style is the authoritative resource for coordinating the planning and design of fine homes. Written to eliminate the intimidating aspects of building a new home, it presents an orderly design process and addresses issues of concern to residential architectural clients. Praise for Creating Your Architectural Style “Especially helpful are his definitions of the responsibilities of the professionals involved, from architect to general contractor.” —Library Journal

Henry Austin

Henry Austin
Author: James F. O’Gorman
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-01-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780819569691

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Winner of the Historic New England Book Prize (2009) Winner of the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Book Award (2010) Henry Austin's (1804–1891) works receive consideration in books on nineteenth-century architecture, yet no book has focused scholarly attention on his primary achievements in New Haven, Connecticut, in Portland, Maine, and elsewhere. Austin was most active during the antebellum era, designing exotic buildings that have captured the imaginations of many for decades. James F. O'Gorman deftly documents Austin's work during the 1840s and '50s, the time when Austin was most productive and creative, and for which a wealth of material exists. The book is organized according to various building types: domestic, ecclesiastic, public, and commercial. O'Gorman helps to clarify what buildings should be attributed to the architect and comments on the various styles that went into his eclectic designs. Henry Austin is lavishly illustrated with 132 illustrations, including 32 in full color. Three extensive appendices provide valuable information on Austin's books, drawings, and his office.