Author : James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, 2015
This extensively revised, expanded, and critically acclaimed dictionary contains more than 6,000 meticulous entries - 900 entirely new - including hundreds on landscape architecture. Written with clarity, brevity, and wit, this authoritative edition covers a broad, concise sweep of architectural and garden history. Beautifully illustrated with over 270 original drawings, and complemented by an extensive bibliography.
“Anyone seeking a single volume dictionary of architecture has only one choice ... [Curl’s is] by far the best in the field ... a magnificent achievement, indispensable, and never dull.”
“... incomparably the finest dictionary of architecture in existence ... It says much for Curl’s prose, as well as his vast scholarship, that this book deserves the highest praise a reviewer can confer.”