The classic introduction to what architecture is; materials employed and definition of distinctive features of the main styles. With 86 drawings it explains in depth: -Egyptian, Asiatic, and early American architecture -Greek architecture -Roman architecture -Early Christian architecture -Byzantine and Saracenic architecture -Romanesque architecture -Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman architecture -Gothic architecture in Europe -Gothic architecture in Great Britain -Renaissance architecture in Europe -Renaissance architecture in Great Britain
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good source to understand preceding architectural elements
Helpful document to verify certain contraction elements in architecture such as the dome roofing and of course columns styles through History of Architecture.