Subject-specific dictionaries are reference books that contain an alphabetical list of words with information about them that is specific to that particular subject and not necessarily generic like you would find in an average, everyday dictionary.
A guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within architecture. It gives the reader an understanding of architectural terminology. It distills and illustrates more than 270 common architecture terms, from practical terms such as Vaulted, Spire and Cladding to conceptual terms such as Modernism and Postmodernism.
An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style.
This critically acclaimed dictionary covers every period of Western architectural history, and has been fully updated and expanded to include landscape terms. An invaluable work of reference for both students and the general reader. Features: contains over 6,000 entries, and over 250 superb illustrations; includes comprehensive coverage of architects, styles, and landscape architecture terms; and fully cross-referenced.
With more than 20,000 words and terms individually defined, this is a dictionary for anyone studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. The innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allows readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings.
This book offers a unique tour through the entire history of architectyre: a compendium of definitions for over 5,000 terms. This gathering of architectural knowledge is complemented by an unprecedented collection of over 2,000 line drawings that richly illustrate significant aspects of architectural styles. Unusual cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details and precisely rendered plans show many of the greatest architectural achievements of all time.
The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center. The dictionary examines the development of architecture over the centuries through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major architects, well-known buildings, time periods, styles, building types, and materials in world architecture.
This work is a guide to the terminology of sustainable design. Providing a unique resource for the practitioner and student, this book leaves the reader free to 'dip' in and out of the book allowing for 'bite-sized' learning at their own convenience.
The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work.
These online dictionaries are packed with pictures that illustrate important ideas in architecture and housing design. Find out the name of an interesting roof, discover the history of an unusual column, and learn to recognize historic periods in architecture.