Elements of Architectural Design: A Photographic Sourcebook

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Wiley, Sep 26, 2000 - Architecture - 352 pages
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The complete visual guide to the elements of architectural design



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

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ERNEST BURDEN, one of the nation's leading experts in architectural graphics, is an architect, author, andconsultant who specializes in presentation media and marketing strategies. He is the author of more than twelve books.

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