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Curl, James Stevens 1937-

Overview
Works: 125 works in 587 publications in 4 languages and 12,298 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Reference works  Biography  Terminology  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, win
Classifications: NA31, 720.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Stevens Curl
A dictionary of architecture by James Stevens Curl( Book )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than 5,000 entries that profile architecture and its history from ancient times to the present day
A dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture by James Stevens Curl( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This critically acclaimed dictionary covers every period of Western architectural history, and has been fully updated and expanded to include landscape terms. An invaluable work of reference for both students and the general reader. Features: contains over 6,000 entries, and over 250 superb illustrations; includes comprehensive coverage of architects, styles, and landscape architecture terms; and fully cross-referenced."--Jacket
The Victorian celebration of death by James Stevens Curl( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical architecture : an introduction to its vocabulary and essentials, with a select glossary of terms by James Stevens Curl( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This well-illustrated book describes the fundamental principles and various aspects of Classical architecture, including a detailed, illustrated glossary that is almost a dictionary of Classical architecture in itself. Professor James Stevens Curl discusses in clear, straightforward language the origins of Classical architecture in Greek and Roman Antiquity and outlines its continuous development, through its various manifestations during the Renaissance, its transformations in Baroque and Rococo phases, its re-emergence in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century Neoclassicism, and its survival into the modern era. The text and illustrations celebrate the richness of the Classical architectural vocabulary, grammar, and language, and demonstrate the enormous range of themes and motifs found in the subject."--Jacket
A celebration of death : an introduction to some of the buildings, monuments, and settings of funerary architecture in the Western European tradition by James Stevens Curl( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English architecture : an illustrated glossary by James Stevens Curl( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian architecture; its practical aspects by James Stevens Curl( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and architecture of Freemasonry : an introductory study by James Stevens Curl( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European cities and society: a study of the influence of political climate on town design by James Stevens Curl( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Egyptian revival : an introductory study of a recurring theme in the history of taste by James Stevens Curl( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and German and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgian architecture by James Stevens Curl( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptomania : the Egyptian revival, a recurring theme in the history of taste by James Stevens Curl( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyzes the influences of ancient Egypt on the art, architecture and design of Europe, from the widespread adoption of Egyptian deities and motifs in the Greco-Roman world to the Egyptian revival associated with the movement known as "Art Deco."
Victorian architecture by James Stevens Curl( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford dictionary of architecture by James Stevens Curl( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture
The Egyptian revival : ancient Egypt as the inspiration for design motifs in the west by James Stevens Curl( Book )

23 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illustrated and closely argued book, a completely updated and much expanded third edition of his magisterial survey, Professor Curl describes the numerous revivals of the Egyptian style from Antiquity to the present day, drawing on a wealth of sources. His pioneering and definitive work analyses the remarkable and persistent influence of Ancient Egyptian culture on the West. For students of art, architectural and ancient history, and those interested in Western European culture generally, this book will be an invaluable addition to the available literature."--Jacket
Encyclopaedia of architectural terms by James Stevens Curl( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death and architecture : an introduction to funerary and commemorative buildings in the Western European tradition, with some consideration of their settings by James Stevens Curl( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Curl demonstrates that in fact death has inspired some of the noblest monumental buildings ever conceived in the West, and his text is judiciously fashioned to this end." "Death and Architecture will interest many people, and it is not aimed at a specialist market. This book emphasises the importance of funerary architecture in the development of architectural style."--Jacket
Victorian architecture : diversity & invention by James Stevens Curl( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By means of a collection of illustrations and authorative text, Professor James Stevens Curl brings to life the great architectural achievements of the Victorians. They responded to unprecedented challenges and opportunities and met these with confident, colourful, rumbustiously eclectic architecture." "Professor Curl deals with the palette of styles available to the Victorians; entirely new building types; novel materials; ecclesiastical buildings that, arguably, were superior to mediaeval exemplars; the responses of a vital society to contemporary challenges; and how they went further than anyone since Roman times to solve the problems of urban hygiene. All this is set firmly within the context of the intellectual complexities of the age."--Jacket
The life and work of Henry Roberts, 1803-1876 : the evangelical conscience and the campaign for model housing and healthy nations by James Stevens Curl( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of London pubs; a practical and historical guide by Timothy M Richards( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture
Alternative Names
Curl, J.

Curl, J. S.

Curl, James S. 1937-

Curl, James Stevens

James Stevens Curl

James Stevens Curl British architectural historian

Stevens Curl, James

Stevens Curl, James 1937-

Languages
English (390)

Spanish (1)

Chinese (1)

German (1)

Covers
A dictionary of architecture and landscape architectureThe Victorian celebration of deathClassical architecture : an introduction to its vocabulary and essentials, with a select glossary of termsThe art and architecture of Freemasonry : an introductory studyThe Egyptian revival : an introductory study of a recurring theme in the history of tasteGeorgian architectureEgyptomania : the Egyptian revival, a recurring theme in the history of tasteThe Egyptian revival : ancient Egypt as the inspiration for design motifs in the west