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Author Porter, Tom.
Title Archispeak : an illustrated guide to architectural terms / Tom Porter ; with contributions by Steve Bowkett [and others].
Imprint London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2004.

Author Porter, Tom.
Subject Architecture -- Terminology.
Architectural design -- Terminology.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 218 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218).
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
Summary Widely used in architectural circles in the heat of discussion, the recurrent use of particular words and terms has evolved into a language of design jargon. Commonly found in architectural literature and journalism, in critical design debate and especially in student project reviews, Archispeak can seem insular and perplexing to others and -- particularly to the new architectural student -- often incomprehensible. There is a need to translate architectural design concepts into spoken and written commentary -- each word in use embodying a precise and universally accepted architectural meaning. If we explore the vocabulary of this language we gain insight into good design practice and into collective understanding of what constitutes a refined architecture. This unique illustrated guide will help students understand the nuances of this specialized language and help them in communicating their own design ideas.
Contents Chapter Introduction / The 330 most used terms in architectural debate -- chapter Archispeak: Further Reading.
Note English.
ISBN 128017806X
0415300118 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780415300117 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0415300126 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780415300124 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781134421602 (e-book: Mobi)
9781134421640 (e-book: ePub)
9781134421657 (e-book: PDF)
ISBN/ISSN 9786610178063
OCLC # 607530981
Additional Format Print version: Porter, Tom. Archispeak. London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2004 (DLC) 2003021736 (OCoLC)53144738

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