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First published in 1932, this commemorative 75th edition of Architectural Graphic Standards(AGS)-more a professional handbook than a guide to graphic conventions-represents the most ambitious revision and overhaul in the publication's history. Over the years, its length has more than doubled; its drawings are now computergenerated rather than rendered by hand. Reorganized into three sections with a set of appendixes, this edition begins with building elements, continues with materials, and ends with issues in contemporary practice. Toward the back are entirely new chapters on sustainable design, computing technologies, and architectural research. As a result of a new CSI UniFormat™ classification system applied to the first chapter on building elements, practitioners may need to adjust considerably from the earlier 16division format. The emphasis on green design-e.g., LEED standards™ and recyclability-is welcome. Other innovations include data on building information modeling (BIM) and computerassisted design/computerassisted modeling (CAD/CAM) and an overhaul of the book's physical and graphic design: Bruce Mau Design based the structure of each page on the ninepart grid of the Abbey of St. Gaul, adding three ribbon markers and an embossed metal cover plate. But the page design is problematic in its overly small font size and wholly inadequate margins at the gutter, which makes photocopying nearly impossible. The accompanying CDROM, which allows details and drawings to be imported to CAD, is regrettably a separate purchase.