Architectural styles : a visual guide
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Contributors
Polley, Robbie, illustrator.
Published
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020].
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020].
Format
Book
Physical Desc
287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English

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Includes index.
Description
Architectural Styles is an incomparable guide to architectural styles across the centuries and around the world. Modeled after an architect's plein air sketchbook, the volume features hundreds of detailed drawings by esteemed architectural illustrator Robbie Polley alongside incisive and informative descriptions. This unique guidebook takes readers from Europe and the Americas to Egypt, China, and India. It covers a host of historical and contemporary architectural styles, from ancient and classical to Pre-Columbian, Romanesque, Renaissance, Palladian, art nouveau, Brutalist, and biomorphic. It describes the histories and characteristics of the building traditions of each era and region of the world, and looks at key architectural elements such as buttresses, spandrels, curtain walls, and oculi. The book also includes a section on building parts-from domes and columns to towers, arches, roofs, and vaulting-along with a detailed glossary and bibliography. Comprehensive and authoritative, 'Architectural Styles' is an essential resource for architects and designers and a must-have illustrated guide for anyone interested in architecture or drawing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fletcher, M., & Polley, R. (2020). Architectural styles: a visual guide . Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fletcher, Margaret, 1969- and Robbie, Polley. 2020. Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide. Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fletcher, Margaret, 1969- and Robbie, Polley. Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide Princeton University Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fletcher, Margaret, and Robbie Polley. Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide Princeton University Press, 2020.

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