Architectural Styles

A Visual Guide


Every major architectural style in history, brilliantly rendered in specially commissioned drawings


ISBN: 9780500343647 Category:


Gothic, Romanesque, Modernist, Metabolist… The variety of styles through architectural history can be bewildering. Whether it be a Gothic crocket or a simple Modernist join, this book illustrates all the key architectural styles from around the world using beautiful, specially commissioned drawings to identify key features and details.

It begins with the earliest styles of the ancient civilizations – Egypt, Greece and Rome – before travelling through Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque and into the modern world via the panoply of 19th century revivalist styles. Also covered is the traditional architecture of China, India, Japan and Pre-Columbian America. A final section gathers together key architectural elements from different periods – columns, towers, doorways, windows.

Filled with hundreds of drawings by an expert architectural illustrator, this book is ideal for anyone with a general interest in architecture as well as for students.

Additional information

Weight 899 g
Dimensions 17.8 x 23.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 19 February 2021
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Robbie Polley, Text by Margaret Fletcher
Dimensions 17.8 x 23.7 cm
Weight 899 g


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Robbie Polley is a renowned architectural illustrator. His drawings have featured in thirty books, including Architecture Inside + Out, also published by Thames & Hudson. Margaret Fletcher is Associate Professor of Architecture at Auburn University.