Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide (Hardcover)

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A hand-drawn guide to architectural styles throughout history

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.

About the Author

Margaret Fletcher is associate professor of architecture at Auburn University. Her books include Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio: The Only Primer You'll Ever Need. Robbie Polley is an architectural illustrator who has worked on major architecture projects around the world. His books include Architecture Inside-Out: Understanding How Buildings Work.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691208077
ISBN-10: 0691208077
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English