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

By Francis D. K. Ching

This ebook defines over 5,000 phrases in relation to architectural layout, historical past, and expertise. it's the merely dictionary that offers concise, actual definitions illustrated with finely specific, hand-rendered drawings, every one completed in Mr. Ching's signature kind.

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