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This book defines over 5, 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.
Paperbackpages. Published November 28th by Wiley first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Visual Dictionary of Architectureplease sign up. See 1 question about A Visual Dictionary of Architecture…. Lists with This Dictiknary. Aug 17, Forrest rated it really liked it. I am not an architect and now I don’t need to be.
I bought this book purely as a reference for my writing craft, and I am very glad I did so. This is the Gray’s Anatomy of architecture, if you will, presented in an easy to digest visual manner. It takes some digging to find exactly what you want, because the book is organized so that taxonomic categories and theoretical ideas are interspersed in a francia that doesn’t always make sense, but, if d.k.chijg architectural in any way, it’s in there.
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An extremely useful resource when trying to figure out exactly what it is your heroine is dangling from beneath the tentacled monster shambling toward her over the roof. Dec 27, Tine Fuentebella rated it it was amazing.
This is the only reference book i read cover to cover when i took the licensure exam and i passed! This book is highly informative in visual and in context. Ching’s A Visual Dictionary of Architecture is the most useful tool I have found yet for understanding the descriptive terminology used in the diverse field of architecture. It is general yet broad enough to be useful to students, architects, contractors, historians, preservationists, etc. The blend of visual imagery with short descript Professor Francis D.
The blend of visual imagery with short descriptions makes this book an invaluable reference in writing about architecture. Not only are the illustrations gorgeous, but the explanations are succinct and comprehensible. The book is organized into 68 broad, basic architectural categories such as door, flooring, hardware, heat, plumbing, structure, etc. This allows for quick, comparative presentations of related but differentiated details.
Most users, however, will use the book as a back-to-front reference. For this purpose, the rear index allows for quick reference in finding terms you want defined or clarified.
For example, perhaps you want to know if you should refer to a certain part of the building as a “stoop,” a “porch,” or a “portico”–looking up any of these words will refer you to a page number under the umbrella category “Building” that illustrates and describes the various differences among the three terms.
Mar 24, Jessie Moberg rated it really liked it Shelves: Excellent reference for architecture terminology and concepts – both common and obscure. I franis it cover to cover as a supplement to my exam prep books.
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Biarkan gambar yang berbicara. Nov 18, Carlie Crowe added it Shelves: A visual dictionary of architecture. Carlie Crowe Type of Reference: A dictionary that can be used at the high school level, contains fundamentals terms and basic concepts. Wiley is a publishing company now for its strengths in major academic, scientific and professional fields.
Included in the pages are illustrations of content along with an in A visual dictionary of architecture. Included in the pages are illustrations of content along with an index. Relation to other works: There are many architecture dictionaries; this dictionary arhitecture requirements for libraries that need a comprehensive reference at a high school level. This will be of specific interest to students who study architecture in their visual arts classes and in the building classes in the area technology center.
Jun 04, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the most fantastic and complete architectural reference I have ever encountered. No one knows all the little, pedantic architectural terms you need to study the built world. This book not only has all of them but is full of beautiful and informative illustrations. Everyone who studies architecture; students in: Check it out from a library, see how useful it is and then go buy it.
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Francis D.K. Ching
Sep 11, EJ Portento rated it it was amazing. If you ever want to study architecture and just enjoy it, I’ll highly recommend you this book.
Although I already finished reading this, I’m sure that I’ll read this over and over again. I think this is the first ever non fiction book that I have ever give a five star to. Ching deserved it, he helped a lot of us in our field to understand it better. Dec 07, Elaine rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have read this book during my review for the board exams and I found it very useful. Everything was categorized, illustrated and described for easy reference and understanding.
So far, this is the best reference for students of architecture and design. Sep 16, Joy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 29, Rebecca rated it it was amazing.
A visual exploration of architectural spaces, using structures around the world. Terrific book for students of all levels. Jun 05, Marco added it. Aug 18, Hennah M. This is my awesome review. Aug 01, Dawn rated it really liked it.
Very useful to have at hand. Mar 06, Madhu murugesan rated it it was amazing. A must have book for all architects Jun 13, Ron J Roy rated it it was amazing. Visual and concise, an excellent resource for humanity.
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If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Ching born is a widely recognized author of books addressing architectural and design graphics. Ching’s books have been widely influential and continue to shape the visual language of all fields of design. He is a Professor Emeritus at the Francos of Washington.
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