|aA visual dictionary of architecture / |cFrancis D. K. Ching.
|aHoboken, N.J. : |bJohn Wiley & Sons, |cc2012.
|aviii, 328 p. : |bill. ; |c31 cm.
|a"Over 66 basic aspects of architecture are comprehensively covered with over 5,000 words in a visual context, to help visual thinkers clarify meanings. Comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text. Oversized pages help present complicated material in easy-to-comprehend spreads. - Written by one of the most famous architectural authors --Frank Ching's name alone is a key selling feature for this book--he has earned the respect and trust of designers, design educators, and students around the world"--|cProvided by publisher.
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-termsA 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 workIt 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.