By John Henry Parker
John Henry Parker's remarkably undying dictionary of structure, first released in 1846, turned so successful that he persevered to revise it for numerous years. A profusely illustrated guide that's necessary as a reference or as a transportable consultant on visits to historic constructions, this authoritative word list of approximately 500 phrases utilized in Greek, Roman, Italian, and Gothic structure is still hugely instructive and informative.
Accurate engravings supplement the various author's incisive descriptions — from a buttress in Glastonbury Abbey to zig-zag mouldings in a Norman doorway. prolonged entries hide arches, home windows, tombs, and different architectural components; whereas shorter notes outline much less frequent phrases comparable to cavetto, dado, and embrasure.
An necessary reference for architects and scholars of structure, the textual content encompasses a topographical index to the illustrations, making a choice on the various British cathedrals, castles, and parish church buildings used as examples.