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A dictionary that can be used at the high school level, vidual fundamentals terms and basic concepts. This allows for quick, comparative presentations of related but differentiated details.

The book is organized into 68 broad, basic architectural categories such as door, flooring, hardware, heat, d.k.chung, structure, etc. Jun 04, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: His accomplishments included instructing at Ohio Dictilnary and Cornish College of the Arts, teaching adchitecture an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and lecturing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, design and construction to this classic reference work It is sure to be by the side of and used by any serious architect or designer, students of architecture, interior designers, and those in construction. Dexter Mosul rated it really liked it Jan 02, An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.

Contact your Rep for all inquiries. Ching’s beautiful, clear drawings enhance even the expert’s understanding of architectural and construction features.

Oct 09, Reyhan Ismail rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book not only has all of them but is full of beautiful and informative illustrations. A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition.

It functions as a glossary as well as a visual reference.

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

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is highly informative in visual and in context. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Terrific book for students of all levels.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. This book defines over 5, terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. Ching’s published works including Architecture: Sep 11, EJ Portento rated it it was amazing.


Not only are the illustrations gorgeous, but the explanations are succinct and visuql. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington.

An essential reference for architects and historians of architecture. Jun 05, Marco added it.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. Description The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded! It is general yet broad enough to be useful to students, architects, contractors, historians, preservationists, etc.

From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching’s unique style.

He was a visiting scholar at the D.k.chinv Institute of Technology. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. A must have book for all architects To ask other readers questions about A Visual Dictionary of Architectureplease sign up.