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Q: reference book for writing descriptions of architecture and clothing ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: reference book for writing descriptions of architecture and clothing
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: mxnmatch-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 06 Aug 2006 00:53 PDT
Expires: 05 Sep 2006 00:53 PDT
Question ID: 753049
I'm working on a text adventure game based in ancient Greece and I
need to spice up my descriptions of the architecture and clothing. I
know that I could just get books that are actually about ancient
Greece architecture and clothing. But, I was hoping that I could save
some time and get a book that's specifically meant for writers.

There are various forms this might take. I could imagine a book of
pictures with short descriptions below each one which are intended to
describe the scene to someone who was not able to see the pictures.

Or, I suppose it could just be a large set of short room descriptions.

Does anything like this exist?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 31 Aug 2006 05:18 PDT
Many libraries carry the Eyewitness series of history books (perhaps
in the kids section).  These are great resources, very visual.  Here's
the one on ancient Greece:

Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: reference book for writing descriptions of architecture and clothing
From: alice33-ga on 31 Aug 2006 04:22 PDT
Unfortunately, I've never seen anything like what you're asking for, a
book specifically for writers that describes ancient greece etc. But
as a writer myself, I've found that illustrated children's books can
be quite helpful - I'm sure there will be an illustrated history of
ancient greece/history of clothes/history of buildings in the
childrens section of your local library with lots of cool pictures and
a bit of description. Being a kids book, it'll be pretty succint, easy
to understand etc - and you'll have scope to extend the description
for your project. Hope this is helpful?! Good Luck!!!
Subject: Re: reference book for writing descriptions of architecture and clothing
From: myoarin-ga on 31 Aug 2006 05:02 PDT
Good suggestion.  Here is one such book:

And maybe these websites could be of help:

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