Archispeak: An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Design Terms / Edition 1

Archispeak: An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Design Terms / Edition 1

by Tom Porter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415300118

ISBN-13: 9780415300117

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Writing for those whose vernacular has expanded beyond commonplace terms such as "flying buttress" and "modern brutalism," educator and architect Porter and his contributors expose the truths behind jargon that glazes over even the most dedicated of architecture groupies. Along with definitions for a wide variety of theoretical terms, here we find that "CAD monkey" is

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Writing for those whose vernacular has expanded beyond commonplace terms such as "flying buttress" and "modern brutalism," educator and architect Porter and his contributors expose the truths behind jargon that glazes over even the most dedicated of architecture groupies. Along with definitions for a wide variety of theoretical terms, here we find that "CAD monkey" is indeed pejorative, that "palimpsest" is not necessarily taboo, that you probably won't find a "simulacrum" in a solarium, and that buildings can be as "didactic" as some professors. Operating on the principle of "synaesthesia," the volume includes explanatory illustrations and photographs and is pocket- sized, if one has pockets that double as "servant space." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415300117
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Archispeak. Further Reading.

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