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Check it out from a library, see how useful it is and then go buy it. This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts andtechnology of 21st century architecture, design and construction tothis classic reference work It is sure to be by the side of and used by any seriousarchitect or designer, students of architecture, interiordesigners, and those in construction.
There are many architecture dictionaries; this dictionary meets requirements for libraries that need a comprehensive reference at a high school level.
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An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics usingFrancis D. Ching graduated cum laude with a five-year professional degree from the University of Notre Dame in It is sure to be by the side of and used by any seriousarchitect or designer, students of architecture, interiordesigners, and those architexture construction.
His accomplishments included instructing at Ohio University sictionary Cornish College of the Arts, teaching as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and lecturing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ching Limited preview – It is the onlydictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustratedwith finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings This is a great reference for anyone interested in architecture. He has been a professor of architecture at the University of Washington since Feb 16, Nidhi Patel rated it it was amazing.
This book defines over 5, terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. From Arch to Wood,every concept, technology, material and detail important toarchitects and designers are presented in Ching’s unique style. Jun 13, Ron J Roy rated it it was amazing. Amir Iftikhar rated it it was amazing Dec 03, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture.
I think this is the first ever non fiction book that I have ever give a five star to. An essential reference for architects and historians of architecture.
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition
There are clear beautiful drawings of dictiomary architectural features and concepts both modern and historic. Lists architecutre This Book. Shivadhanu Seralathan rated it it was ok Jul 04, This allows for quick, comparative presentations of related but differentiated details. Included in the pages are illustrations of content along with an in A visual dictionary of architecture.
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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Francis D.K. Ching
I bought this book purely as a reference for my writing craft, and I am very glad I did so. I read it cover to cover as a supplement to my exam prep books. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington.
It takes some digging to find exactly what you want, because the book is organized so that taxonomic categories and theoretical ideas are interspersed in a way that doesn’t always make sense, but, if it’s architectural in any way, it’s in there. It functions as a glossary as well as a visual reference.
Visual and concise, an excellent resource for humanity. If you ever want to study architecture and just enjoy it, I’ll highly recommend you this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D. Nov 22, Ronalyn San rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 10, Dennis Castillo rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: