A Visual Dictionary of Architecture (Paperback)

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The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revisedand expanded

An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics usingFrancis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the onlydictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustratedwith finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important toarchitects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style.

  • Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimumdouble-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term canbe comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations betweenconcepts and sub-terms
  • A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate anyimportant word in the text.
  • 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.

About the Author

Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780470648858
ISBN-10: 0470648856
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 336
Language: English