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The Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction is a major new book designed to be an invaluable resource for all architectural and built environment professionals and students in the UK and abroad.
It has over 20,000 entries individually defined and is fully illustrated, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind on the world market. The dictionary was published worldwide in June 2008 by the Architectural Press, the leading publisher of architecture and built environmental books in the UK. The original illustrations have been created by the authors in a visually clear and unified style to augment the terminological text. They cover the following themes:
Different materials, their joints and construction technology (wood, metal,
plastics, masonry etc.)
- Tools and methods used in construction; surface finishes.
- Building materials and components, assemblies made from these (floors, walls, roofs, arches etc)
- Technical installations
- Historical and contemporary building types, spaces and construction/structure
- Form, style, ornament and decoration; roof forms, mouldings, motifs etc.)
- Historical and modern town and traffic planning
- Design and drawing implements, technical drawing and perspective.
Our book offers huge coverage for anyone studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. It encompasses all aspects of architecture and building construction from history and ornamentation to current modern technologies and professional project management. The innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allows readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings. Starting from only the vaguest idea of the word required, a reader can quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is comprehensively illustrated with over 4000 original drawings that, alongside the terminology, provide a visual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning