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Prina, Francesca
Saper vedere l'architettura. English
Architecture : elements, materials, form / Francesca Prina
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  NA2520 .P75 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Architecture
Physical Description 384 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 20 cm
Note Includes indexes
Contents The tools of the architect : The figure of the architect ; Descriptive geometry ; Plan and planimetry ; Elevation and section ; Architectural drawing ; Project ; Model ; Rendering ; Architecture and engineering ; Architectural theory -- Stability and form : Wall ; Column ; Capital ; Entablature ; Pillar ; Pilaster strip and lesene ; Buttress ; Arch ; Roof covering ; Vault ; Dome ; Fa├žade ; Portico and loggia ; Doorway, door portal ; Window ; Stairs, staircase, ramp -- Materials and techniques : Wood ; Stone ; Adobe ; Brick ; Concrete ; Reinforced concrete ; Iron and metallic alloys ; Glass ; Technopolymers ; Natural elements -- Architecture and decoration : Architectural gilding ; Polychromy ; Murals ; Sculpture ; Mosaic ; Ceramics ; The art of wood ; The art of metal -- Masterpieces compared : Parthenon ; Hadrian's Villa ; Hagia Sofia ; Notre-Dame ; Palazzo Te ; Saint Peter's ; Upper Belvedere ; Cumberland Terrace ; Grand Palais ; Bauhaus ; Centre Pompidou ; Guggenheim Museum ; Temple of Amun ; Shah Mosque ; Angkor Wat ; Forbidden City ; Katsura Detached Palace
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Series Princeton field guides to art

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