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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

  • Author: Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470648856
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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,Paul Harris,Sally Stone
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing
  • ISBN: 294037354X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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
  • Publisher: Links International
  • ISBN: 9788416239641
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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,Graeme Brooker,Sally Stone
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing
  • ISBN: 2940373809
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780805045635
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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Discusses the features associated with various types of American homes

The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture - Art & Architecture

The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture - Art & Architecture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Québec Amerique
  • ISBN: 2764408773
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 173
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Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

  • Author: Cyril Harris
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071589017
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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 Buildings

The Visual Dictionary of Buildings

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DORLING KINDERSLEY
  • ISBN: 9780863189616
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 64
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This text is part of a series of reference books designed for children aged nine years and upwards. The books contain exploded view photographs and over 3000 specific words presented in a labelled form, both of which are designed to help expand the child's knowledge and vocabulary. This book looks at buildings - specially built architectural models were taken apart to produce totally accurate exploded photographs. Other books in this series look at The Human Body, Animals, Ships and Sailing, Everyday Things, Cars and Military Uniforms. The Eyewitness Visual Dictionary of Animals was nominated as a 1991 Best Book for Young Adults by the Americal Library Association.

A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture

  • Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111898160X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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.

Introduction to Architecture

Introduction to Architecture

  • Author: Francis D. K. Ching,James F. Eckler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118330331
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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.

The Visual Dictionary of Photography

The Visual Dictionary of Photography

  • Author: David Prakel
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing
  • ISBN: 2940411042
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 288
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A guide to the various terms used within photography, from Abstract to the Zone System, and from Acutance to Zoom Lens. It deals with the terminology of both digital and traditional photography. It is suitable for those interested in photography, lens-based media and related visual arts.

Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition

Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition

  • Author: Ernest Burden
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071772936
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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.

Interior Design Illustrated

Interior Design Illustrated

  • Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Corky Binggeli
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119468531
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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.

The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

  • Author: Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 2940439656
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 288
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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms used within graphic design and associated disciplines. Over 250 terms are explained and contextualized, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from historical and contemporary graphic design. The dictionary covers traditional practice and process terms as well as modern terminology. It also defines a wide variety of practical terms, such as Perfect binding, Deboss and Strikethrough, as well as movements and styles including Surrealism, Psychadelia and Postmodernism.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Francis DK Ching

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Francis DK Ching

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

  • Author: Francis DK Ching
  • Publisher: Bukupedia
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 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

Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated

  • Author: Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111874005X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 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 Language of Towns & Cities

The Language of Towns & Cities

A Visual Dictionary

  • Author: Dhiru A. Thadani
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: 0847834867
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 781
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Abundantly illustrated with over 2,500 photographs, drawings, and charts, this is both a richly detailed glossary of more than seven hundred words and terms commonly used in architecture and urban planning, and a compendium of great visual interest.

Architecture

Architecture

Form, Space, and Order

  • Author: Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118004825
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 448
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A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order. This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture. In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

Architecture

Architecture

Form, Space, and Order

  • Author: Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118745132
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 464
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The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code -ISBN: 9781118986837). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Animations highlighting key concepts Photo Gallery of architectural precedents illustrated in the book Flashcards for focused learning Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment. Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space and form still present a challenge to those who crave a deeper understanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces, Architecture distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life. The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented, and show the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topics include: Primary elements and the principles of space design Form and space, including light, view, openings, and enclosures Organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation Proportion and scale, including proportioning systems and anthropometry

A Field Guide to American Houses

A Field Guide to American Houses

The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture

  • Author: Virginia Savage McAlester
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0375710825
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 880
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Provides in-depth descriptions and illustrations of architectural styles and features of everyday domestic dwellings across the United States.