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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Francis D.K. Ching
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A dkctionary dictionary of architecture. Ching’s A Visual Dictionary of Architecture is the most useful tool I have found yet for understanding the descriptive terminology used in the diverse field of architecture.
Although I already finished reading this, I’m sure that I’ll read this over and over again. The blend of visual imagery with short descriptions makes this book an invaluable reference in writing about architecture. Terrific book for students of all levels. For this purpose, the rear index allows for quick reference in finding terms you want defined or clarified.
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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition
Most users, however, will use the book as a back-to-front reference. No one knows all the little, pedantic architectural terms you need to study the built vissual. Description The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded! Visual Dictionary of Architesture, Frncis D.