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Elements of Architectural Design: A Photographic Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

Elements of Architectural Design: A Photographic Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-37117-5

Sep 2000

352 pages

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The complete visual guide to the elements of architectural design



With over 3,000 photographs and illustrations!

This book offers quick access to thousands of ideas, terms, and photographs related to the essentialelements of architectural design. Comprehensive and easy to use, it combines the best features of a dictionary, photographic guide, and textbook-making information simple to find. It lets you search visually (through the photographs), alphabetically (by index), or by general subject (through chapter headings). Throughout, chapters are arranged to cover different aspects of architectural design, establishing a solid framework that puts information into a physical, historical, and conceptual context. No other reference covers the subject with so much flexibility and from so many perspectives in a single volume.
Ideal for long-term use as a study aid or refresher, or as a springboard for design inspiration, Elements of Architectural Design,

Second Edition is an essential resource for the desktop.
* Traditional and contemporary styles
* Work of famous architects
* Different building types and uses
* Elements of form and composition
* Materials and their use in structures
* Building components and details
* Clear definitions of terms

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  • Includes a section on building types and areas, an expanded section on the description of design elements, an expanded section on definitions of building parts and elements, and a new section covering world-famous architects and their buildings.
  • Pedagogy includes. chronology, illustrated timeline, and illustrated evolution of typologies
  • Categorizes elements by typology, rather than alphabetically.
  • Over 2500 black and white photographs and hundreds of line drawings provide immediate visual identification of individual details.
  • Focuses attention on the detail, rather than the building, so students can access design ideas and find creative uses of materials without co-opting entire building designs.
  • Includes examples from different styles, forms, building functions, materials, and building elements. Provides examples of various building types in context.
  • Displays the details of construction both past and present, and explains why each element looks the way it does within a design context.