For the broadest possible coverage of terms that make up the basic language of architecture and construction,look no further than Dictionary of Architecture & Construction,Third Edition. Extensively revised,updated,and expanded by editor Cyril M. Harris,50 expert contributors,and 20 key associations,this classic,the only dictionary comprehensive and inclusive enough to serve the needs of contractors as well as architects,covers terms in over 80 working areas: terms found in drawings and in specifications. . . building products and materials,and terms dealing with their design,appearance,performance,installation,and testing. . . definitions of finishes,coatings and surfacings. . . types of units,assemblies,systems and modules. . . . tools,devices,machines,and construction equipment,and much more. Featuring enhanced page design for easier reading,this edition now provides you with: * 25,000 definitions in clear,concise language*
Over 2,000 illustrations *
Full coverage of new technologies and new building materials*
Greater emphasis on conservation,preservation,and restoration terms,reflecting their increased importance in the field Revised,updated,and expanded,this comprehensive new edition of the most definitive reference in architecture brings you the broadest possible coverage of the language of architecture and construction. Special care has been taken to include the latest terms from preservation,new technologies,techniques,materials,and trends.
This classic dictionary now features 25,000 definitions,2,200 illustrations,enhanced page design for easier reading,and higherquality paper stock for better illustration reproduction and greater durability.
Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with 52 expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups,the book presents clear,concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas.
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