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Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris & Sally Stone This book is a guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within architecture. From Abacus to Ziggurat, Column to Cornice, via Ha-ha and Skyscraper, this book will prove an invaluable resource to anyone interested in architecture. Each term is explained and contextualised, giving the reader an enhanced understanding of architectural terminology. More than 250 common architectural terms are distilled and illustrated. From practical terms such as Belfry, Cladding and Rotunda to movements and styles such as Deconstructivism, Functionalism and Modernism, from modern terminology and concepts such as Blobitecture and McMansion to many of the traditional terms still in current usage. The Visual Dictionary of Architecture