Multilingual Glossary for Art Librarians

Author: IFLA Section of Art Libraries
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110977656
Format: PDF, ePub
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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191053856
Format: PDF
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Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to Zwinger and written in a clear and concise style, this authoritative dictionary covers architectural history in detail, from ancient times to the present day. It also includes concise biographies of hundreds of architects from history (excluding living persons), from Sir Francis Bacon and Imhotep to Liang Ssu-ch'eng and Francis Inigo Thomas. The text is complemented by over 260 beautiful and meticulous line drawings, labelled cross-sections, and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy for readers to identify particular period styles. This third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture has been extensively revised and expanded, with over 900 new entries including hundreds of definitions of garden and landscape terms such as Baroque garden, floral clock, hortus conclusus, and Zen garden-design. Each entry is followed by a mini-bibliography, with suggestions for further reading. With clear descriptions providing in-depth analysis, it is invaluable for students, professional architects, art historians, and anyone interested in architecture and garden design, and provides a fascinating wealth of information for the general reader.

Dictionary of Jargon Routledge Revivals

Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317908171
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak (Routledge Revivals, 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and includes extensive coverage of both British and U.S. jargon. Areas dealt with range from marketing to medicine, from advertising to artificial intelligence and from skiing to sociology. This is a fascinating resource for students of lexicography and professional lexicographers, as well as the general inquisitive reader.

Ways to Study and Research Urban Architectural and Technical Design

Author: T.M. de Jong
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614991804
Format: PDF
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How can we develop a scientific basis for architectural, urban and technical design? When can a design be labelled as scientific output, comparable with a scientific report? What are the similarities and dis-similarities between design and empirical research, and between design research, typological research, design study and study by design? Is there a need for a particular methodology for design driven study and research? With these questions in mind, more than forty members of the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology have described their ways of study and research. Each chapter shows the objectives, the methodology and its implementation in search for a deeper knowledge of design processes and an optimal quality of the design itself. The authors - among them architects, urban planners, social scientists, lawyers, technicians and information scientists – have widely differing backgrounds. Nevertheless, they share a great deal. The central focus is a better understanding of design processes, design tools and the effects of design interventions on issues such as utility, aesthetics meaning, sustainability and feasibility.

Spanish Design and Architecture

Author: Emma D. Coad
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shows Spanish designs for posters, illustrations, furniture, buildings, jewelry, and fashion

Eye to Eye

Author: Robert Pincus-Witten
Publisher: Books on Demand
ISBN: 9780835720670
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Architecture of Europe

Author: Doreen Yarwood
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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The richness and diversity of European architecture over the past two centuries captured in a comprehensive survey with almost 200 illustrations of building types in 23 countries.