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A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture

A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108073479

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  • The Oxford bookseller and publisher John Henry Parker (1806–84), a supporter of the Tractarian movement and a friend of Cardinal Newman, was also a historian of architecture, and first published this glossary in 1836. Reissued here is the enlarged third edition of 1840. The work is ordered alphabetically, and illustrated with 700 woodcuts by various artists. As stated in the first edition's preface, the book 'lays no claim to originality, its sole object being utility'. By 1837, 'the rapid sale of the first edition of this work clearly shews that something of the kind was required'. The third edition was followed in 1841 by a companion volume which contained 400 further examples and a chronological table: the two books offered a useful guide for those travellers and others who were taking a keen interest in the built environment.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108073479
    • length: 666 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 866 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface to the third edition
    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    Part I. Glossary
    Part II. Plates. Volume 2: Advertisement
    List of plates
    A chronological table illustrative of the rise and progress of Gothic architecture in England
    Description of the plates
    Index to the engravings
    Index of places.

  • Author

    John Henry Parker

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