A Visual Dictionary of Architecture [Francis D. K. Ching] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This remarkable, one-of-a-kind compendium. This book defines over terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions. Dec 30, The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revisedand expanded! An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics.
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Ching’s beautiful, clear drawings enhance even the expert’s understanding of architectural and construction features. 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.
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Francis D.K. Ching
It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. For this purpose, the rear index allows for quick reference in finding terms you want defined or clarified. Mar 06, Madhu murugesan rated it it was amazing. 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 way that doesn’t always make sense, but, if it’s architectural in any way, it’s in there.
Ching deserved it, he helped a lot of us in our field to understand it better.
Ching’s books have been widely influential and continue to shape the visual language of all fields of design. Ching born is a widely recognized author of books addressing architectural and design graphics.
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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
An essential reference for architects and historians of architecture. Trivia About A Visual Dictiona The blend of visual imagery with short descriptions makes this book an invaluable reference in writing about architecture. 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.
I bought this book purely as a reference for my writing craft, and I am very glad I did so.
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition
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An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D. A visual dictionary of architecture. This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts andtechnology of 21st century architecture, design and construction tothis d.k.fhing 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.
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He has been a professor of architecture at the University of Washington since An indispensable reference, and just d.o.ching out fun to leaf through at random. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ching Limited preview – He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington.
Juliana Silva rated it it was amazing Nov 10, There are clear beautiful drawings of different architectural features and concepts both modern and historic. Ching earned a Citation for Excellence in International Book Publishing inand two years later he was honored with the Graham Foundation Grant to develop a two-volume reader for Design Drawing. Added to Your Shopping Cart. Ching graduated cum laude with a five-year professional degree from the University of Notre Dame in An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics usingFrancis D.
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Would you like to change to the site? Return to Book Page. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: It is general yet broad enough to be useful to students, architects, contractors, historians, preservationists, etc. Wenef Tenolete rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Everyone who studies architecture; students in: 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.
Ching’s published works including Architecture: A visual exploration of architectural spaces, using structures around the world. Ching OgMar 9, – Architecture – pages 6 Reviews https: Account Options Sign in.