ABC’s of Architecture (1998)

Glossary

additive plan
arcade
arch
arcuated structure
ashlar masonry
astylar
balloon frame
baroque
barrel vault
basilica
battered
beam
bending moment
building program
buttress
byzantine architecture
cantilever
change order
chiaroscuro
classicism
column
common bond
composite order
compression
Corinthian order
cornice
dado
dead load
divisive plan
dome
Doric order
Early Christian architecture
elevation
endoskeletal structure
engaged column
English bond
exoskeletal structure
firmitas
Flemish bond
footing
footprint
formal
Gothic architecture
Greek architecture
groin vault
heavy timber construction
horseshoe arch
Ionic order
Islamic decoration
lintel
live load
lunette
mechanical system
module
mortise
nave
neoclassicism
ogee arch
pendentive
picturesque
pier
pilaster
pilotis
plan
plate glass
pointed arch
post and beam
post and lintel
primary spaces
reinforced concrete
Renaissance architecture
riser
Roman architecture
Romanesque architecture
scale
secondary spaces
section
shear stress
site
skyscraper
space
stasis
statics
steel
structure
stud
stylobate
suspension structure
tenon
tension
trabeated structure
trunnel
truss
Tuscan order
utilitas
vault
venustas
Victorian architecture
voussoir
wind bracing

 

Sources Cited

O’Gorman, James F. ABC’s of Architecture. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

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