A Visual Dictionary of Architecture [Francis D. K. Ching] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This remarkable, one-of-a-kind compendium. This book defines over terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions. Dec 30, The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revisedand expanded! An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics.

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Jul 07, DJ Yossarian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Visual Dictionary of Architesture, Frncis D. Wiley is a publishing company now for its strengths in major academic, scientific and professional fields.

Ching Limited preview – Mar 06, Madhu murugesan rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again. Excellent reference for architecture terminology and concepts – both vizual and obscure.

For example, perhaps you want to know if you should refer to a certain part of the building as a “stoop,” a “porch,” or a “portico”–looking up any of these words will refer you to a page number under the umbrella category “Building” that illustrates and describes the various differences among the three terms.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are clear beautiful drawings of different architectural features and concepts both modern and historic.

The blend of visual imagery with short descript Professor Francis D. It functions as a glossary as well as a visual reference.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This visjal 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.


It’s the best book I ever read for the basic spells used in architecture Everyone who studies architecture; students in: I have read this book during my visal for the board exams and I found it very useful.

This is a great reference for anyone interested in architecture. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and f.k.ching important to architects and designers are presented in Ching’s unique style.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ching’s beautiful, clear drawings enhance even the expert’s understanding of architectural and construction features. Dexter Mosul rated it really liked it Jan 02, He was archiitecture visiting scholar at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Oct 29, Rebecca rated it it was amazing.

Published November 28th by Wiley first published Ching born is a widely recognized author of books addressing architectural and design graphics.

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There are many architecture dictionaries; this dictionary meets requirements for libraries that need a comprehensive reference at a high school level.

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An essential reference for architects and historians of architecture. A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition. Terrific book for students of all levels. Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. Visual and concise, an excellent resource for humanity.

An extrem I am not an architect and now I don’t need to be. A visual exploration of architectural spaces, using structures around the world. The blend of visual imagery with short descriptions makes this book an invaluable reference in writing about architecture.


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

Ching graduated cum d.k.chiny with a five-year professional degree from the University of Notre Dame in This is dictiojary most fantastic and complete architectural d.k.chiny I have ever encountered.

Ching’s published works including Architecture: Return to Book Page. So far, this is the best reference for students of architecture and design. Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimum double-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations between concepts and sub-terms A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text. He has been a professor of architecture at the University of Washington since Donna rated it it was amazing Apr 14, It is general yet broad enough to be useful to students, architects, contractors, historians, preservationists, etc.

A visual dictionary of architecture.

I think this is the first ever non fiction book that I have ever give a five star to. This will be of specific interest to students who study architecture in their visual arts classes and in the building classes in the area technology center. Added to Your Shopping Cart.

Description The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded!