Dictionary of Architecture and Construction / Edition 4

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Overview

Updated and expanded, this Fourth Edition of the most trusted reference in architecture offers the most comprehensive coverage of architectural and construction terms available. This classic dictionary now features nearly 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 200 new illustrations), and maintains its extraordinary visual appeal and easy-to-read page design.

Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups, the book presents clear, concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas. The Fourth Edition covers new industry terms which have emerged due to changes in engineering and building technologies, organizations, materials, and legal developments, and has been expanded to include more historic architectural styles. New terms include:

Legal

Architectural Barriers Act

Wheelchair Accessible

Materials

Fibrous Concrete

Latex Mortar

Polymer-Based Stucco

Concrete Compliance Conformity

Refractory Mortar

Organizations

Building Research Establishment (formerly Building Research Station) of Great Britain

ASTM

Historic Architectural Styles

Anglo-Palladianism

French Victorian

Isabellino

Mudajar

Mozarabic

Neo-Rococo

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Editorial Reviews

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<:st>Previous editions published in 1975 and 1993 are cited in . This hefty third edition defines approximately 24,500 terms up from 22,500, presenting brief explanations in a clear, readable typeface, with numerous illustrative line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071452373
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Dictionary of Architecture and Construction Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1040
  • Sales rank: 489,567
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. A professor at Columbia since 1952, he has taught in the School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he served as chairperson of the Division of Architectural Technology for 10 years. Dr. Harris has achieved international recognition for his work in noise control and auditorium design. He received the AIA Medal of the American Institute of Architects; the Gold Medal, as well as the W. C. Sabine Medal, of the Acoustical Society of America; the Gold Medal of the Audio Engineering Society; and the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute. Dr. Harris is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in physics from M.I.T.

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