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A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architecture

by Gwendolyn Leick

A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architecture Synopsis

This Dictionary gives a comprehensive survey of the whole range of ancient Near Eastern architecture from the Neolithic round huts in Palestine to the giant temples of Ptolemaic Egypt. Gwendolyn Leick examines the development of the principal styles of ancient architecture within their geographical and historical context, and describes features of major sites such as Ur, Nineveh and Babylon, as well as many of the lesser-known sites. She also covers the variations of typical ancient architectural structures such as pyramids, tombs and houses, details the building material and techniques employed, and clarifies specialist terminology.

A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architecture Press Reviews

Beside fulfilling initial curiosity, they serve best as a bibliographic guide to more elaborate discussions. The book is nicely designed and produced, ending in helpful glossary, bibliography, index, and illustrations. Recommended for all libraries, personal or institutional. - Religious Study Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415002400
Publication date: 8th September 1988
Author: Gwendolyn Leick
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 282 pages
Categories: Architecture, Reference works,

About Gwendolyn Leick

Gwendolyn Leick is affiliated with the University College, Cardiff and the University of Reading.

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