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A Visual Dictionary of Architectureby Francis D K Ching
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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.
This reference provides descriptions of 15 types of landscape architecture projects ranging from single-family housing to parks, urban design, office parks and interior landscapes. The book includes over 100 projects shown in site plans, photographs and technical details.
This remarkable, one-of-a-kind compendium uses a combination of textual definitions and hundreds of superb line drawings to illuminate a comprehensive body of essential terms in architecture, including important interrelationships between building components. Grouped by themes, all terms have their visual complement and can be readily accessed in several different ways.
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