By Francis D. K. Ching
This ebook defines over 5,000 phrases in relation to architectural layout, background, and expertise. it's the in simple terms dictionary that gives concise, exact definitions illustrated with finely specified, hand-rendered drawings, every one done in Mr. Ching's signature variety.
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