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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Included in the pages are illustrations of content along with an index. A dictionary that can be used at the high school level, contains fundamentals terms and basic concepts.

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Very useful to have at hand. It functions as a glossary as well as a visual reference. Otto Santa Ana Limited preview – I have read this book during my review for the board exams and I found it very useful.

Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. Refresh and try again. No one knows all the little, pedantic architectural terms you need to study the djctionary world.

Ching Limited preview – References to this book Brown Tide Rising: Lists with This Book. This is the Gray’s Anatomy of architecture, if you will, presented in an easy to digest visual manner. He has been a professor of architecture at the University of Washington since He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: From Arch to Wood,every concept, technology, material and detail important toarchitects and designers are presented in Ching’s unique style.

Everything was categorized, illustrated vishal described for easy reference and understanding. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: This book is highly informative in visual and in context. For example, perhaps you want to know if you should refer to a certain part fracis 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.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Everyone who studies architecture; students in: Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimumdouble-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term canbe comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations betweenconcepts and sub-terms A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate anyimportant word in the text. There are clear beautiful drawings of different architectural features and concepts both modern and historic.

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

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. Aug 18, Hennah M. An extrem I am not an architect and now I don’t need to be.

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 Francix of Hong Kong.