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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition

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

This is the Gray’s Anatomy of architecture, if you will, presented in an easy to digest visual manner. Ching’s books have been widely influential and continue to shape the visual language of all fields of design. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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WileyMar 9, – Architecture – pages. Published November 28th by Wiley first published A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition. 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 University of Hong Kong.

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

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There are clear beautiful drawings of different architectural features and concepts both modern and historic. Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimumdouble-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term vjsual comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations betweenconcepts and sub-terms A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate anyimportant word in the text.

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