The Naming of Parts – The Georgian, June 2015

The Naming of Parts – The Georgian, June 2015

A review of The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

By Hugh Petter

What then is the point of this book? Perhaps we can get an ideal from the flyleaf of the dust jacket, which states that these houses ‘were the invisible representation of power and privilege at the core of ancestral lands. Now they are quietly decaying, the social order that sustained them fragmented into something more equitable yet also more alienating.’

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (third edition) by James Stevens Curl and Dr Susan Wilson, published by Oxford University Press

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