Rice s Language of Buildings

It will also cover the Orders of Architecture--Doric, Tuscan, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite--so that the vital basics of Classicism are covered. Following this is the "Vocabulary.

Rice s Language of Buildings

A beautifully packaged, idiosyncratic introduction to British building styles, by the acclaimed illustrator and architectural enthusiast Matthew Rice. The Language of Buildings covers the grammar and vocabulary of British buildings, explaining the evolution of styles from Norman castles to Norman Foster. Its aim is to enable the reader to recognize, understand and date any British building. As Matthew Rice says, "Once you can speak any language, conversation can begin, but without it communications can only be brief and brutish. The same is the case with Architecture: an inability to describe the component parts of a building leaves one tongue-tied and unable to begin to discuss what is or is not exciting, dull or peculiar about it." The Language of Buildings will explain the language of architecture. With it in your hand, buildings will break down beguilingly into their component parts, ready for inspection and discussion. There will be no more references to that curly bit on top of the thing with the square protrusions. Ungainly and inept descriptions will be a thing of the past and, fluent in the world of volutes, hood moulds, lobed architraves and bucrania, you will be able to leave a cathedral or country house with as much to talk about as a film or play. The Language of Buildings starts with an explanation of the basic "Grammar" of buildings: elevation, plan, roof, gable and eave. This will enable the reader to better make use of what is to follow. It will also cover the Orders of Architecture--Doric, Tuscan, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite--so that the vital basics of Classicism are covered. Following this is the "Vocabulary." This will be a chronological reference section covering, period by period, the windows, doors and doorcases, columns, chimneys, arches, balustrades and pediments that make up the built environment.

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Rice's Language of Buildings
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Matthew Rice
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Rice's Architectural Primer
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Matthew Rice
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Rice's Church Primer
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Matthew Rice
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-29 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Oxford
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Matthew Rice
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher: White Lion Publishing

Oxford is one of the jewels of European architecture, much loved and much visited. The city offers an unparallelled collection of the best of English building through the centuries. Matthew Rice's Oxford is a feast of delightful watercolour illustrations and an informed and witty text, explaining how the city came
A Pattern Language
Language: en
Pages: 1171
Authors: Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design