"For more than thirty years, The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture has been a standard work of reference."--BOOK JACKET. "Encyclopedic in breadth, it describes key individuals, styles, movements, materials, and terms from Aalto to Zakharov, from the Acropolis to ziggurats. Major entries range up to several pages in length and include cross references and bibliographies for further reading."--BOOK JACKET.
From ancient Greece to the present, the International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture presents a guided tour of 467 master-works and introduces readers to 523 Western architects, theorists and engineers as well as individuals involved in architectural decoration, landscape design and urban planning.
With an increasingly mobile workforce internationally, the need for good communication becomes greater. This new dictionary lists over 2000 key terms used in building design and construction in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. The emphasis is on terms used most regularly in the design office and day-to-day running of a building job on site.