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Reading Architecture Second Edition: A Visual Lexicon

by Owen Hopkins

Paperback £30
Published 26th January 2023
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Anyone with an interest in buildings and the built environment would do well to purchase a copy of Owen Hopkins’ book. - Monocle
This innovative and unique book is a visual guide to the buildings that surround us. Architectural features are pinpointed and labelled on images of buildings so that, unlike with other architectural dictionaries, you don’t have to know the name before looking it up. Clear line drawings and extensive colour photographs illustrate each of the main building types, from forts to churches, stately homes to skyscrapers. The individual structural elements and materials common to all buildings are then explained, whether in Classical, Gothic or Modernist style. A comprehensive glossary completes the book. This revised edition includes an expanded section on modern structures and materials, as well as the latest styles and concepts from the last ten years.
A must for all lovers of architecture and those who would like to learn more
Over 11,000 copies sold in English worldwide
Covers all key building types and styles, from cathedrals to skyscrapers, Classical to contemporary.
Each building type is illustrated with extensive photographs and annotated drawings
Contains a comprehensive glossary of architectural terms


Reading Architecture Second Edition: A Visual Lexicon
by Owen Hopkins


Quercus Publishing


Publication date
Jan. 26, 2023

26.8cm x 20.8cm x 1.6cm