A VISUAL DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURE FRANCIS D.K.CHING PDF

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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Dexter Mosul rated it really liked it Jan 02, I think this is the first ever non fiction book that I have ever give a five star to. I bought this book purely as a reference for my writing craft, and I am very glad I did so. Ching graduated cum laude with a five-year professional degree from the University of Notre Dame in 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.

He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Everyone who studies architecture; students in: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It’s the best book I ever read for the basic spells used in architecture A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. Sep 11, EJ Portento rated it it was amazing. 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.

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It is the onlydictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustratedwith finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. Dec 07, Elaine rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

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His accomplishments included instructing at Ohio University and Cornish College of the Arts, teaching as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and lecturing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Published November 28th by Wiley first published If you ever want to study architecture and just enjoy it, I’ll highly recommend you this book. To ask other readers questions about A Visual Dictionary of Architectureplease sign up.

Ching’s beautiful, clear drawings enhance even the expert’s understanding of architectural and construction features. Jul 07, DJ Yossarian rated it it was amazing Shelves: The blend of visual imagery with short descript Professor Francis D. Ching deserved it, he helped a lot of us in our field to understand it better. The blend of visual imagery with short descriptions makes this book an invaluable reference in writing about architecture.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

From Arch to Wood,every concept, technology, material and detail important toarchitects and designers are presented in Ching’s unique style. I am not an architect and now I don’t need to be. Lists with This Book. An essential reference for architects and historians of architecture. Archifecture book is organized into 68 broad, basic architectural categories such as door, flooring, hardware, heat, plumbing, structure, etc. Sep 16, Joy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimum double-page archltecture on large format trim size, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, d.k.cching showing relations between concepts and sub-terms A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text.

It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. See 1 question about A Visual Dictionary of Architecture…. Selected pages Page 3. There are clear beautiful drawings of different architectural features and concepts both modern and historic.

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Francis D.K. Ching

From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching’s unique style. Added to Your Shopping Cart. An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.

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Donna rated it it was amazing Apr 14, 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. This is the most fantastic and complete architectural reference I have ever encountered. Visual and concise, an excellent resource for humanity. Combining text and drawing, each term visal 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.

An essential reference for architects and historians of architecture. Dec 27, Tine Fuentebella rated it it was amazing. If you like books and love to build cool products, architecturd may be looking for you. Relation to other works: Jul 31, Jonah Flor rated it it was amazing. This is the Gray’s Anatomy of architecture, if you will, presented in an easy to digest visual manner.