A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

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Wiley, Mar 9, 1995 - Architecture - 320 pages
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This book defines over 5,000 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. Ching's signature style.

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Contents

PREFACE
7
ARCHITECTURE
9
ARCH
12
BEAM
15
BRICK
18
BUILDING
21
CABLE STRUCTURE
28
CEILING
30
LOAD
151
MASONRY
155
MATERIAL
161
MEASURE
166
MEMBRANE
168
METAL
169
butsu 255
170
MOISTURE CONTROL
176

CERAMIC
32
CHURCH
35
COLOR
38
COLUMN
40
CONCRETE
42
CONSTRUCTION
48
DESIGN
52
DOME
60
DOOR
62
DRAWING
66
Buffalo box 196
71
ELECTRICITY
74
ELEVATOR
80
FASTENING
82
FIREPLACE
87
FIRE SAFETY
88
FLOOR
92
building separation 153
95
FORCE
96
FORTIFICATION
98
FOUNDATION
100
FRAME
104
GEOMETRY
108
GLASS
112
HARDWARE
114
HEAT
117
HISTORY
128
HOUSE
136
bungalow
138
JOINERY
140
LIGHT
142
ORDER
179
ORNAMENT
182
PAINT
187
PLASTER
188
PLASTIC
192
PLATE
194
PLUMBING
196
REINFORCED CONCRETE
202
ROOF
208
butt 115
213
ROOM
216
SHELL
219
SITEWORK
221
SOIL
224
SOLAR ENERGY
226
SOUND
228
STAIR
233
STONE
236
butterfly 140
237
STRUCTURE
238
SURVEY
246
TEMPLE
248
THEATER
256
TRUSS
259
VAULT
262
VISION
264
WALL
266
WINDOW
271
WOOD
276
INDEX
285
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About the author (1995)

Francis D.K. Ching graduated cum laude with a five-year professional degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1966. 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. He was a visiting scholar at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been a professor of architecture at the University of Washington since 1992. Ching's published works including Architecture: Form, Space, & Order, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, and Interior Design Illustrated, focus on clarifying and communicating architectural element, principles, and relationships. Ching earned a Citation for Excellence in International Book Publishing in 1992, and two years later he was honored with the Graham Foundation Grant to develop a two-volume reader for Design Drawing.

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