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DICTIONARIES 2
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  • ARTEMIS ILLUSTRATION United States. Illustrated architecture dictionary by Alice Cotton. Divided into sections: arches, vergeboards, construction, dormers, molding, ornament, roofs, siding, towers and windows. In English.
  • ARTLEX ON ARCHITECTURE United States. Architecture and visual arts dictionary, with pictures and hypertext words. In English.
  • ARTS NET Italy. Specific glossary for orders of the classical architecture. It is part of lessons on history of art, by Antonio Manno. In Italian.
  • AZULEJO EM PORTUGAL, O (WALL TILE IN PORTUGAL) Portugal. History and books about portuguese wall tiles. In the menu "Para saber mais" ("Knowing more"), there is a page dedicated to itineraries, links, bibliography and a topical glossary. Nice work by the authors Maria Isabel Alves Planas Almasqué and António José de Barros Veloso. In Portuguese.
  • BOLIVIA ARQUITECTURA (BOLIVIA ARCHITECTURE) Bolivia. Very comprehensive and varied portal. Projects, library, 2D and 3D blocks, CAD, tutorials, gallery, articles, news, professionals, enterprises, jobs and links. There is also a dictionary of architecture. In Spanish.
  • BRICKS AND BRASS United Kingdom. This site provides comprehensive information on the architecture, design, and history of houses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Sections cover architectural styles (Classical, Gothic, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau etc.), external and internal features (walls, roof, windows, rooms, etc), and period house maintenance and remodelling. Products and services across the UK, books, events, places to visit, links, and a searchable illustrated glossary. Search can be done by name or definition. Terms on Victorian and Edwardian houses prevail. In English.
  • BRITAIN EXPRESS United Kingdom. United Kingdom travel and heritage guide. History, heritage, city travel guides. English history and heritage guide. Articles about gothic architecture, medieval art and architecture, the medieval church, abbeys and monasteries in England and Wales, abbeys and priories in Scotland, and abbeys in Wales. There is a medieval church architecture glossary. In English.
  • CARTAGE.ORG Lebanon. Focus on history. Generalities, architectural structure, ancient and Middle Age architectural styles and periods, Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque architectures, architects. There is an lllustrated Architecture Glossary (in English). In English and French (partial).
  • CASA E CIA. ARQ (HOUSE & CO. ARQ) Brazil. Site of architecture, interior design and landscape. History of architecture, history of furniture, lighting, covering materials, Brazilian plants, on line courses, forum, weather forecast and several other features. An interesting resource in the landscape page: Library of Ornamental Plantas, divided into trees, bushes, herbaceous, creepers, climbers, bulbous, bromeliads, orchids, and succulent and cactaceae. Each plant has illustration and informations: botanical name, common name, family, origin, size, features and propagation. In Portuguese.
  • CASTLES OF WALES United Kingdom. It covers a wide range of topics related to Welsh castles and Welsh medieval history, and many of the essays are written by today's leading experts in their respective fields of study. Information on over 400 different Welsh castles, accompanied by high quality photographs, as well as profiles of the men responsible for their construction and an explanation of the turbulent times in which they lived. There is a glossary of castle terms and most of them are illustrated. In English.
  • CASTLES OF BRITAIN.COM United Kingdom. Dedicated to the study and promotion of British castles. "Britain is strewn with ruins of castles, rubble from the centuries of her existence. Castles are tangible relics of a remarkable past, a lengthy heritage etched in stone, as well as with the blood and sweat of those who built, labored, fought, and died in their shadow." Photo gallery, preservation, course, shop and links. It has a topical glossary about castles. In English.
  • CASTLES ON THE WEB United Kingdom. Offers an extensive database of links to all things Castle related! Medieval studies, weapons and supplies, books, links, organizations, miths and legends, question and answer discussion board, and a big photo archive. It has a topical glossary related to castle terms. In English.
  • CENTRO TÉCNICO DE ARTES CÊNICAS - CTAC (TECHNICAL CENTER OF THEATRICAL ARTS) Brazil. Research on theaters, technical advise, theaters in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro, photos and history of the main theaters in Brazil. Linked to Ministry of Culture of Brazilian Government. In Portuguese. Pages about Theaters in Brazil, which deal with architectural styles and glossary are in Portuguese and English.
  • CHARENTE MARITIME - GLOSSAIRE DE L'ARCHITECTURE ROMANE France. Made by enterprise MSCLUB. Glossary of romanesque architecture. There are some illustrations, with animation highlighting the piece in the drawing. In French.
  • COMUNE DI PISA Italy. Official site of the city of Pisa. Glossary restricted to terms used in classical architecture. In Italian.
  • COMUNE DI PARABITA Italy. Official site of the city of Parabita. Glossary with extension .doc, where terms of classical architecture prevail. In italian.
  • CONSTRUINDO Brazil. Portal about construction which has a glossary of decoration.. Em português.
  • DESIGN DICTIONARY United Kingdom. It comprehends all universe of design. The terms include architects, designers, firms, organizations, technical terms, museums, magazines, books, materials and schools. Each entry has one or more illustrations. In English and Italian.
  • DEUX TERRES, LES (DUAS TERRAS, AS) France. Site about egyptology. Glossary about Egyptian architecture. Some illustrations. In French.
  • DICCIONARIO DE ARQUITECTURA Y CONSTRUCCIÓN (DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION) Argentina. Search for terms about architecture, construction, civil engineering and buildings. Entries and phrases in Spanish (Castilian) with its translation to English, German and French, with a brief description. In Spanish.
  • DICIONÁRIO DA CONSTRUÇÃO (DICTIONARY OF CONSTRUTCION) Brazil. Enhanced and doubled dictionary in amount of entries, adapted in Brazil by Eng. André Costa with proper authorization by the author of the original dictionary, Filipe Miguel Tavares, of Portugual. In Portuguese.
  • DICIONÁRIO DE ARQUITETURA PINHAL ARQUITETURA (PINHAL ARQUITETURA DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURE) Brazil. Prof. Pinhal's dictionary is one of the resources in this site, besides on line courses, articles and services. In Portuguese.
  • DICIONARIO VISUAL DA CONSTRUCIÓN (VISUAL DICTIONARY OF BUILDING) Spain. COAG (Colexio Oficial de Arquitectos de Galicia - Official Board of the Architects of Galicia). Visual terminological dictionary of equivalences Galician-Castillian, with about 7.000 entries. There is no description of terms, but it is richly illustrated with nice drawings. Coordination: Alberte González Rodríguez, architect. In Galician and Castilian (Spanish).
  • DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURAL TERMS United States. Dictionary of architectural terms, comprehensive and with illustrations. Utah Heritage Foundation. Prepared by Ann Whitehead. In English.
  • DICTIONARY OF MILITARY ARCHITECTURE, A United States. Fortification and fieldworks from the Iron Age to Eighteenth Century. There are links to several pages of the same author, about castles, walls and towers. By Stephen Francis Wyley. Drawings by Steven Lowe. In English.

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