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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Author Frank Ching
ISBN-10 9780470648858
Release 2012
Pages 328
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"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"--



The Visual Dictionary of Architecture

The Visual Dictionary of Architecture Author Gavin Ambrose
ISBN-10 9782940373543
Release 2008-02-05
Pages 288
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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.



Visual Dictionary Architecture Construction

Visual Dictionary  Architecture   Construction Author Carles Broto
ISBN-10 8416239649
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 286
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MORE THAN 3.000 ENTRIES INDISPENSABLE FOR ANY ARCHITECT AND STUDENT HUNDREDS OF DRAWINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONS DETAILS



The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design

The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design Author Michael Coates
ISBN-10 9782940373802
Release 2009-01-06
Pages 288
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A guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within interior architecture and design.



The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture

The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture Author Rachel Carley
ISBN-10 0805045635
Release 1997-03-15
Pages 272
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Discusses the features associated with various types of American homes



Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction Author Cyril Harris
ISBN-10 0071589015
Release 2005-09-05
Pages 1040
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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



The Visual Dictionary of Art Architecture Art Architecture

The Visual Dictionary of Art   Architecture   Art   Architecture Author
ISBN-10 9782764408773
Release 2009
Pages 173
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The Visual Dictionary of Art Architecture Art Architecture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Visual Dictionary of Art Architecture Art Architecture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Visual Dictionary of Art Architecture Art Architecture book for free.



Introduction to Architecture

Introduction to Architecture Author Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN-10 9781118330333
Release 2012-12-07
Pages 432
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A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from Ching that surveys the design of spaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format, readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture, design elements and process, and the technical aspects of the contemporary profession of architecture. The book explains the experience and practice of architecture and allied disciplines for future professionals, while those who love the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in the gorgeous illustrations included. Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in an all-in-one introductory text Includes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler, and features more than 1,000 drawings throughout Professor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works have been translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphical presentation For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who loves architectural design and drawing, Introduction to Architecture presents a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to the subject.



A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Francis DK Ching

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture  Francis DK Ching Author Francis DK Ching
ISBN-10
Release 1998-06-18
Pages 313
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Architecture Is an art for.h to learn pecause all are concerned with It. -John Ruskin • Architecture depenas on Order. Arrangement. Eurythmy. Symmetry. Propriety. ana Economy. All of these must l:>e pullt with due reference to duraplhty. convenience. and Peauty. Duraplhty wllll>e assured when four.datlons are c.rrled down to the solid ground and materials wisely and liberally selected: COfwenlence. when the arrangement of the apartments Is faultless and presents no hindrance to use. and when each class of building Is assigned to Its sultableand a pproprl3te exposure: and beauty. when the appearance of the wort Is pleasing artd In good taste, and when Its meml:>ers are In due proportion according to correct principles of symmetry. -VItruvlus • Archtucture is the masterly. correct and m~ ntflcent play of masses !7rought together In light. -leCorilusler • Arryone entering an the study of archlUcture must und~rstand that even though a plan mdy have abstract beauty on paper. the four f3C3deS may seem wel~ balanced and the total volume well proportioned. the pulldlng Itself may tum out to l:>e poor a rchttecture.1 rrtemalspace. that space which cannot \;Ie completely represented In'any form. which c.n De grasped ana felt only through direct experience. Is the protagonist of architecture. r o grasp space. to know how to see It. Is the key to the understanding ofpulldlng. -Bruno levi • Architecture. painting. and sculptureareC3l!edtheflne arts. They ap'peal to the eye as music does to the ear. But architecture Is not judged byvisuaf appeal alone. Buildings affect.1I of the hult13n senses - sound. smeR. touch. taste .• ndvlslon. -Forrest WIlson • It b¢::ame apparent to us thatarchructure Isgenerally3S5umedto~ a highly speclal1:zed system with a set of prescribed technical goals ratherth3n a sensual sccl3lart responsive to real human deslres.nd f~ngs. This hmltatlon Is mastfrlghtenlngly It13nlfested In the reliance on two-dlmenslonaldl3granns that lay mare stress on the quantlful Die features of Irollding organization run on the polychromatlc and three-dimensional quahtlesofthe whole architectural.experience. -Kent Bloomer&Charles Moore • The only wayyoucan pulld. theonfy way you can get th~ buUdlng Into being. Is through the rneasural7le. You must follow the laws of natu~ ana use quantftlesof Prick. methods of construction. and engineering. But In the e:'1d. when the Dulldl"9 ~mes p3rtof living. tt ~ unmeasura!11e qualltles. and the spirit of Its existence takes or'er. -louis Kahn • Built environments hlYe various p1Jrposes: to sher-..er peaple ana their 0ICt1v1tles and possesslor.s from the elements. from human and animal enemies. and from supematural powers; to estaDllsh place; to cr~ ;; humantzed. s3fe area In a profane and potenttillfy dangerous world; to stress social k:lentlty and Indlc.te statJJs; and soan. Thus the arlglnsof ardIlUcture a~ \;lest un.derstood If one t31:~ a wlde~ view.nd considers sociocultural factors. In the In-oaQest sense. to !;Ie rr.ore Important th3n climate. technolcgy. materials. and economy. In arry stt.u a tIon. It Is the Interplay of all these f.Jctors that l>est ~lalns thefonn of buildings. No single explanatlon willsufflc.e. M:3use Dulldlng.s - even apparerrtly huml:>le dwelhngs - art rno~than material 09jectsorstructu~s. They.rt Instttutk:>ns. pasJc cultural phenomena. People think envil'O!'lmerTts !lefore they l7ultd them. Thought orders space. tlme. actMty. status. roles. and Pdl3V1or. But gMng physical expression to Ideas Is va 1U3 Die. Encoding ideas ma~s them usefu I mnemanlcs; Ideas help behavlarby reminding people of how to act. how to ~ave. and what Is expected of them. It Is 1m porta nt to stress that aD built environ ments -i:lulldings. settlements. and landscapes - are one way of ordering the world I:Iy making ordering systems vIsIi:lle. The essentbl step. therefort.1s the ordering or organizing of the envlronment.-Arnos Rapaport • Ruskin sald:'~ nations write their .uto!1lographles In three manuscripts. the l7ookofthelraeeas. the 0001.: af their words and the Pock of their .rt. Not one of these Pocks C3n pe understood unless we read the two others. Put of the th~ the only trustworthy one Is the last.' On the whale I think this Is true. If I had to say which was telling the truth about society. a speech by a minister of housing ortheactual bUildings put up In his time. I should Pellev~ the I7ultdlngs. -Kenneth Clart • We requlr~ of any building. chat It act well. and do the things It was IntertJed to do In the Pest way: that It speak well. and say the thl~gs It waslnte1'lded to say In the best words; that It lool: well. and please us I1y Its presence. wnatevu It has to do or say. -John Ruskin' Architecture also exists without r.ue5sary assistance from an architect; and architects sometimes cre-a~ buildings which are nat architecture. -Norval White' Architecture Is produced by ordinary people. for ordinary people: therefore It should be easily comprehensible to all. -Steen Eller R3smussen



A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture Author Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN-10 9781118981603
Release 2017-03-23
Pages 864
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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.



Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Third Edition

Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture  Third Edition Author Ernest Burden
ISBN-10 9780071772938
Release 2012-02-06
Pages 576
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Now in full color--a thoroughly updated edition of the premier illustrated architectural dictionary Revised and expanded, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition, features 8,000 definitions, 4,000 illustrations, and biographies of hundreds of architects accompanied by classic examples of their work. This new, full-color edition includes terms relating to green, ecological, and sustainable architecture. Everything critically important to those in the field of architecture and design is covered, including: Architectural styles Details Building elements Architectural forms Building systems Green building Meticulously written, heavily cross-referenced, and filled with more than 3,000 new and updated definitions and 1,000 new photographs, this impressive visual resource is the best way to gain a full understanding of architectural elements and the new language of green and sustainable architecture.



The Language of Towns Cities

The Language of Towns   Cities Author Dhiru A. Thadani
ISBN-10 0847834867
Release 2010
Pages 781
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A definitive encyclopedia of urbanism, bringing depiction and illustration to the language of urban design and clarifying longstanding misunderstandings among professionals in the field and laypeople alike. Exhaustive yet wonderfully accessible, this book documents the many terms and words that will determine the shape and design of the towns and cities of the future. It is also utterly relevant and necessary for a complete understanding of the social and architectural spaces of today. Everyday words such as "avenue, boulevard, park, and district," as well as less-commonly-used terms such as "sustainability, carbon-neutral, or Bilbao Effect" are used with a great variety of meanings that causes confusion amongst citizens, city officials and other decision makers when trying to design viable neighborhoods, towns and cities. To ameliorate this situation, the author has spent the past decade researching the entomology of almost 700 words to develop a common language that creates clarity, predictability, and certainty. This book defines each word or term visually by showing its historic use, current application, and best examples. The book is organized alphabetically, similarly to a dictionary, with each entry described words, diagrams, photographs, and comparative metrics when needed. Heavily illustrated, with terms ranging from "A" and "B" Streets to Zeitgeist, Brise-Soleil to Palazzo, Promenade and Polycentric to Xeriscape, The Language of Towns and Cities is a landmark work destined to become a classic.



Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated Author Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN-10 9781118740057
Release 2014-04-16
Pages 480
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The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over 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. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated 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 Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.



The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture Author James Stevens Curl
ISBN-10 9780199674985
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 1104
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Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.



Interior Design Illustrated

Interior Design Illustrated Author Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN-10 9781119468530
Release 2018-01-10
Pages 400
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The bestselling guide to interior design, updated with new code and technology Interior Design Illustrated is the definitive guide to design for interior spaces. Richly illustrated in author Francis Ching’s signature style, this book introduces complex design concepts in a visually stunning format; from defining the space and using the elements of design, to planning building systems and incorporating sustainable materials, this volume embodies the idea that beauty and function are not separate entities, but two parts of a whole. This new fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest building codes and design practices, with discussion of new materials related to acoustics, lighting, and sustainable furnishings. Renewed attention to sustainability includes new information on energy conservation, design for longevity and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, as well as an updated discussion on LED lighting, workplace design, use of color, and computer modeling software to provide a well-rounded view of how interior design firms are working today. This classic text brings the elements and principles of design to life, giving students the practical skills they need to transition from idea to concept. Understand the latest building codes and how to integrate them into your design Explore new advances in materials, lighting, and wireless technology Design from a perspective of sustainability, longevity, and energy efficiency Delve into BIM, including software for modeling lighting, acoustics, and more Interior designers work at the intersection of aesthetics, functionality, regulations, accessibility, sustainability, and technology. There’s no one formula for getting it right, only an eye trained by experience, based on a mastery of design fundamentals. Interior Design Illustrated begins laying that foundation, guided by a leading global authority in the field.



Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction Author Nikolas Davies
ISBN-10 9781136410253
Release 2008-06-19
Pages 736
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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. To browse the book and to see how this title is an invaluable resource for both students and professionals alike, visit www.architectsdictionary.com.



Elements of Architectural Design

Elements of Architectural Design Author Ernest Burden
ISBN-10 0471371173
Release 2000
Pages 342
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The complete visual guide to the elements of architectural design ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN A PHOTOGRAPHIC SOURCEBOOK SECOND EDITION With over 3,000 photographs and illustrations! This book offers quick access to thousands of ideas, terms, and photographs related to the essentialelements of architectural design. Comprehensive and easy to use, it combines the best features of a dictionary, photographic guide, and textbook-making information simple to find. It lets you search visually (through the photographs), alphabetically (by index), or by general subject (through chapter headings). Throughout, chapters are arranged to cover different aspects of architectural design, establishing a solid framework that puts information into a physical, historical, and conceptual context. No other reference covers the subject with so much flexibility and from so many perspectives in a single volume. Ideal for long-term use as a study aid or refresher, or as a springboard for design inspiration, Elements of Architectural Design, Second Edition is an essential resource for the desktop. * Traditional and contemporary styles * Work of famous architects * Different building types and uses * Elements of form and composition * Materials and their use in structures * Building components and details * Clear definitions of terms