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How to Read Buildings


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Dr. Carol Davidson Cragoe is a graduate of Smith College and holds a Master's in art history from New York University. She was Architectural Editor for the Victoria County History series and more recently for English Heritage.


..".this pocket-size volume packed with handy visuals is a perfect reference tool." Elle Decor

"This practical primer not only provides the answer,
but proves that buildings can be the stuff of page-turners, too." ReadyMade Magazine "The draftsmanship of the fine pen and ink drawings, the color-coding of sections, the compactness of trim size, and the quantity of material presented, makes for an illuminated text. A book of architecturally refined elegance on a small scale." ForeWord Magazine "This little guide, measuring just over 5 by 6 inches, is a charmer--chiefly because of the appealing design and the choice of skillfully drawn illustrations in colored ink." Interior Design "I'm leaving How to Read Buildings on my nightstand for a few weeks, but you can bet I'll tuck it into my carry-on bag when we head to Europe next month." James H. Schwartz in Preservation

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