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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Book
Author : Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-12-30
ISBN : 9781118160497
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

The Visual Dictionary of Architecture

The Visual Dictionary of Architecture Book
Author : Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris,Sally Stone
Publisher : AVA Publishing
Release : 2008-02-05
ISBN : 294037354X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Book
Author : Frank Ching
Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Release : 1997-01-01
ISBN : 9780442024628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Visual Dictionary  Architecture   Construction Book
Author : Carles Broto
Publisher : Links International
Release : 2016-03-15
ISBN : 9788416239641
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Visual Dictionary and Building Construction Illust Rated Third Edition Set

Visual Dictionary and Building Construction Illust Rated Third Edition Set Book
Author : Francis D. K. Ching,Cassandra Adams
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 2002-07-09
ISBN : 9780471356387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

To construct a building, architects must be familiar with the materials and choices available to them. This book takes into account recent advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements. It is accompanied by 'A Visual Dictionary of Architecture', which defines key words and phrases in the field.

A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture Book
Author : Francis D. K. Ching,Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-03-23
ISBN : 111898160X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages. Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education. Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

Reading Architecture

Reading Architecture Book
Author : Owen Hopkins
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2012-02-01
ISBN : 9781856697361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This innovative and unique book is a visual guide to the buildings that surround us, naming all the visible architectural features. Unlike other architectural dictionaries, the reader doesn't have to know the name before looking it up. An original and accessible take on the architectural dictionary, this book takes you on a visual tour of the buildings and structures around us.

Architecture

Architecture Book
Author : Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-10-13
ISBN : 1118745132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporaryexamples and interactive 3D models The Interactive Resource Center is an online learningenvironment where instructors and students can access the toolsthey need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcingand assessing their understanding of key concepts for successfulunderstanding of the course. An access card with redemption codefor the online Interactive Resource Center isincluded with all new, print copies or can bepurchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase aused book with an access code, the access code may have beenredeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code-ISBN: 9781118986837). The online Interactive Resource Center containsresources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Animations highlighting key concepts Photo Gallery of architectural precedents illustrated in thebook Flashcards for focused learning Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition isthe classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architecturaldesign, updated with new information on emerging trends and recentdevelopments. This bestselling visual reference helps both studentsand professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural designby examining how space and form are ordered in the environment. Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space andform still present a challenge to those who crave a deeperunderstanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces,Architecture distills complex concepts of design into aclear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life.The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the conceptspresented, and show the relationships between fundamental elementsof architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topicsinclude: Primary elements and the principles of space design Form and space, including light, view, openings, andenclosures Organization of space, and the elements and relationships ofcirculation Proportion and scale, including proportioning systems andanthropometry

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction Book
Author : Nikolas Davies,Erkki Jokiniemi
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0750685026
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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. It has comprehensive coverage of architecture and building terms. It has a detailed and innovative cross-referencing system. It is beautifully illustrated with detailed technical drawings.

The Visual Dictionary of Buildings

The Visual Dictionary of Buildings Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : DORLING KINDERSLEY
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780863189616
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Introduction to Architecture

Introduction to Architecture Book
Author : Francis D. K. Ching,James F. Eckler
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-10-23
ISBN : 1118142063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"This major new collection introduces architecture to the beginning student or anyone who wants to learn about the built environment"--

A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture Book
Author : Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-10-04
ISBN : 0470902485
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of Architecture own the territory (of world architecture), it pulls off this audacious task with panache, intelligence, and—for the most part—grace." —Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Revised and updated—the compelling history of the world's great architectural achievements Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition has been updated and revised throughout to reflect current scholarship. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. The architectural history of the world comes to life through a unified framework for interpreting and understanding architecture, supplemented by rich drawings from the renowned Frank Ching, as well as brilliant photographs. This new Second Edition: Delivers more coverage of non-Western areas, particularly Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Pre-Columbian America Is completely re-designed with full-color illustrations throughout Incorporates additional drawings by Professor Ching, including new maps with more information and color Meets the requirements set by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for "non-Western" architecture in history education. Offers new connections to a companion Web site, including Google EarthTM coordinates for ease of finding sites. Architecture and art enthusiasts will find A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition perpetually at their fingertips.

Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated Book
Author : Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-03-10
ISBN : 1118044908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction Book
Author : Cyril Harris
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2005-09-05
ISBN : 9780071589017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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: Legal Architectural Barriers Act Wheelchair Accessible Materials Fibrous Concrete Latex Mortar Polymer-Based Stucco Concrete Compliance Conformity Refractory Mortar Organizations Building Research Establishment (formerly Building Research Station) of Great Britain ASTM Historic Architectural Styles Anglo-Palladianism French Victorian Isabellino Mudajar Mozarabic Neo-Rococo

A Dictionary of Architecture

A Dictionary of Architecture Book
Author : Nikolaus Pevsner,John Fleming,Hugh Honour,Thomas Fleming
Publisher : Woodstock, N.Y. : The Overlook Press
Release : 1966
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A profusely illustrated reference-guide that describes, catalogs, and explicates the terms, styles, movements, types, materials, methods, specific achievements, and leading practitioners of world architecture throughout history

Dictionary of Architecture

Dictionary of Architecture Book
Author : James Stevens Curl
Publisher :
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781840138832
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Containing over 500 entries, this text explains clearly the main architectural terms and styles with the help of line drawings. Concise biographies from all periods outline major architects and their most notable works.