Become fluent in the world of volutes, hood moulds, lobed architraves and bucrani with this stunning edition of Rice's Architectural Primer. It will help you talk about buildings with as much knowledge and enthusiasm as you have for your favourite films, TV shows and music.
This beautiful book covers the grammar and vocabulary of British buildings, explaining the evolution of styles from Norman castles to Norman Foster. From cathedrals to country houses, the entries are complemented by over 400 jaw-dropping watercolour illustrations and hand-drawn annotations.
This joyous celebration of architecture will help you recognise, understand and date any British building.
Matthew Rice has been known as a successful illustrator for several years and it is good to see that he has produced a well presented and effectively illustrated book that is fascinating and also informative. A very useful book for those interested in architecture.