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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (Sept. 6 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470648856
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470648858
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.5 x 30.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 898 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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' It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings'. (Ad-Hoc-News, 22 November 2011)

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Presented in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style, thislong-awaited Second Edition of A Visual Dictionary of Architectureis a remarkable, one-of-a-kind compendium that combines textualdefinitions and hundreds of superb line drawings to illuminate acomprehensive body of essential terms in architecture, includingimportant interrelationships between building components. Groupedby themes, such as history, systems, structures, forms,construction, environmental issues, and behavior, all terms havetheir visual complement and can be readily accessed in a number ofdifferent ways.

Whether you're an architect, interior designer, constructionpractitioner, or simply interested in the field of architecture, AVisual Dictionary of Architecture, Second Edition provides anauthoritative source of information for tracking down an elusiveword—and a delight for simple armchair browsing.


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By JL Yale on May 14 2014
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A handy book for your technical library. This book covers most of the components of a building (the general aspects, at least).
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By Aaron Wright on Jan. 14 2014
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Delivery was fast and the product is in perfect condition. Unbelievable how much information and detail has been crammed into this book. Awesome value.
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By Marion Harper on Dec 27 2012
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Anything by Ching is an astounding combination of jaw dropping graphics, good and concise information, and a reminder why we all went into architecture.
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Fantastic Resource April 5 2013
By Kevin C. Still - Published on Amazon.com
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Worth every penny. Having the diagrams along with definitions and examples really helps clarify architectural elements and vocabulary. Highly recommend.
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Excellent resource Dec 31 2012
By E. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a gift for my Sister-in-law who is an architect. She loved it! It is a resources she wanted for more obscure elements she doesn't use on a frequent basis.
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Excellent Reference Oct. 10 2013
By Tanya D Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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Drawings are detailed, easy to read. Every designer & architect should have this book in their personal collection for reference.
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Great reference tool! Feb. 7 2013
By Afelle - Published on Amazon.com
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Priceless addition to the serious architecture student's reference library.Any book by Dr. Ching is a worthwhile investment in your education.
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great book Feb. 23 2014
By Mike Smee - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is another great one that any architect should have in their library. Ching graphically explains architecture in a way that is helpful to all ability levels.


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