Used good, 1954, 16th edition. Blue boards with gold lettering, shelf wear and fading particularly to lower edges, cocked and damage to front hinge, slight yellowing of pages which are unmarked. Extensively illustrated throughout, references by chapter, glossary of terms, full index.
This book showed clearly the characteristic features of different countries by comparing the buildings of each period under geographical, geological, climatic, religious, social and historical themes. This analytical and comparative method enabled students, craftsmen and amateurs to grasp the essentials of the individual styles.