A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Book

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture


  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470648858

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Excerpt :

The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded! An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style. Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimum double-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations between concepts and sub-terms A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text. This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, design and construction to this classic reference work It is sure to be by the side of and used by any serious architect or designer, students of architecture, interior designers, and those in construction.

The Visual Dictionary of Architecture Book

The Visual Dictionary of Architecture


  • Author : Gavin Ambrose
  • Publisher : AVA Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-02-05
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9782940373543

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The Visual Dictionary of Architecture Excerpt :

The Visual Dictionary of Architecture is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms associated with, and used within, the field of architecture. Over 250 architectural terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from historical and contemporary architecture. The dictionary covers traditional terms still in current usage, modern terminology and a wide variety of practical terms, movements and styles.

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction Book

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction


  • Author : Nikolas Davies
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-06-19
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136410260

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Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction Excerpt :

With more than 20,000 words and terms individually defined, the Dictionary offers huge coverage for anyone studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. The innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allows readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings. Starting from only the vaguest idea of the word required, a reader can quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning. Davies and Jokiniemi's work sets a new standard for reference books for all those interested in the buildings that surround us. To browse the book and to see how this title is an invaluable resource for both students and professionals alike, visit www.architectsdictionary.com.

The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design Book

The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design


  • Author : Michael Coates
  • Publisher : AVA Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-29
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9782940373802

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The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design Excerpt :

How do designers and architects think? In words? No! They think in pictures, in colors, in spatial relations. Packed with more than 250 full-color images and definitions, The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design is the ideal resource for design and architecture students, professionals, and visual thinkers everywhere. Beautifully presented and illustrated, this guide to the many terms used in interior design and architecture defines hundreds of terms, both modern and traditional, with clear explanations and full-color pictures. Small enough for a backpack yet full of practical information, this is the definitive take-along book for job site or classroom.

Introduction to Architecture Book

Introduction to Architecture


  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118142066

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A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from Ching that surveys the design of spaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format, readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture, design elements and process, and the technical aspects of the contemporary profession of architecture. The book explains the experience and practice of architecture and allied disciplines for future professionals, while those who love the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in the gorgeous illustrations included. Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in an all-in-one introductory text Includes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler, and features more than 1,000 drawings throughout Professor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works have been translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphical presentation For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who loves architectural design and drawing, Introduction to Architecture presents a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to the subject.

The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture Book
Score: 3
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The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture


  • Author : Rachel Carley
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1997-03-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0805045635

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The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture Excerpt :

Discusses the features associated with various types of American homes

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction Book

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction


  • Author : Cyril M. Harris
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048125663

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Dictionary of Architecture and Construction Excerpt :

Updated and expanded, this Fourth Edition of the most trusted reference in architecture offers the most comprehensive coverage of architectural and construction terms available. This classic dictionary now features nearly 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 200 new illustrations), and maintains its extraordinary visual appeal and easy-to-read page design.Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups, the book presents clear, concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas. The Fourth Edition covers new industry terms which have emerged due to changes in engineering and building technologies, organizations, materials, and legal developments, and has been expanded to include more historic architectural styles. New terms include:LegalArchitectural Barriers ActWheelchair AccessibleMaterialsFibrous ConcreteLatex MortarPolymer-Based StuccoConcrete Compliance ConformityRefractory MortarOrganizationsBuilding Research Establishment (formerly Building Research Station) of Great BritainASTMHistoric Architectural StylesAnglo-PalladianismFrench VictorianIsabellinoMudajarMozarabicNeo-Rococo

Reading Architecture Book

Reading Architecture


  • Author : Owen Hopkins
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-02-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780673820

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Reading Architecture Excerpt :

This innovative and unique book is a visual guide to the buildings that surround us, naming all the visible architectural features so that, unlike other architectural dictionaries, the reader doesn't have to know the name before looking it up. Clear line drawings and extensive colour photographs illustrate each of the main building types, from forts to churches, stately homes to skyscrapers. The individual structural elements and materials common to all buildings are then explained, whether in Classical, Gothic or Modernist style, before delving into the inner architectural details such as doors and windows, roofs and staircases. A comprehensive glossary completes the book. An original and accessible take on the architectural dictionary, this book takes you on a visual tour of the buildings around us, and will be useful not only to students but to anyone with a general interest in architecture.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Book
Score: 5
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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture


  • Author : Frank Ching
  • Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 0442024622

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Excerpt :

This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching's signature style.

Visual Dictionary  Architecture   Construction Book

Visual Dictionary Architecture Construction


  • Author : Carles Broto
  • Publisher : Links International
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 8416239649

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Visual Dictionary Architecture Construction Excerpt :

MORE THAN 3.000 ENTRIES INDISPENSABLE FOR ANY ARCHITECT AND STUDENT HUNDREDS OF DRAWINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONS DETAILS

Historical Dictionary of Architecture Book

Historical Dictionary of Architecture


  • Author : Allison Lee Palmer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-05-26
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442263093

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Historical Dictionary of Architecture Excerpt :

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.

The Visual Dictionary of Buildings Book

The Visual Dictionary of Buildings


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : DORLING KINDERSLEY
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 086318961X

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The Visual Dictionary of Buildings Excerpt :

This text is part of a series of reference books designed for children aged nine years and upwards. The books contain exploded view photographs and over 3000 specific words presented in a labelled form, both of which are designed to help expand the child's knowledge and vocabulary. This book looks at buildings - specially built architectural models were taken apart to produce totally accurate exploded photographs. Other books in this series look at The Human Body, Animals, Ships and Sailing, Everyday Things, Cars and Military Uniforms. The Eyewitness Visual Dictionary of Animals was nominated as a 1991 Best Book for Young Adults by the Americal Library Association.

Building Construction Illustrated Book
Score: 5
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Building Construction Illustrated


  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-10
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118044902

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The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with the most current information For nearly three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever-providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equips readers with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full under-standing of how these choices affect a building's form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1,000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems, and finishes. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Archetypal drawings offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the most current building codes and CSI Master Format numbering scheme With its comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work, Building Construction Illustrated, Fourth Edition equips students and professionals in all areas of architecture and construction with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter in building planning, design, and construction.

Architecture Book
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

Architecture


  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-07-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118004821

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A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order. This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture. In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

Building Structures Illustrated Book

Building Structures Illustrated


  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118848302

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Building Structures Illustrated Excerpt :

A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide tostructural design Structures are an essential element of the building process, yetone of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. Whilestructural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project,architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory andanalysis to design a building. Building StructuresIllustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showinghow structural systems of a building—such as an integratedassembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale—arerelated to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. Thebook features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, athorough treatment of structural design as part of the entirebuilding process, and an overview of the historical development ofarchitectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout withChing's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition isan ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, andstudents. Updated to include new information on building code compliance,additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition,program fit, coordination with other building systems, codecompliance, and much more Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is theideal resource for students and professionals who want to makeinformed decisions on architectural design.