4th Edition

Dictionary of Architectural and Building Technology

By Henry Cowan, Peter Smith Copyright 2004
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

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    A comprehensive summary of the vocabulary used across the building industry, from the preparation of an architectural brief, through creative and technical design, to construction technology and facilities management. The latest edition has several substantially revised entries as well as many new additions, including new illustrations and terms. Covering a range of disciplines across architecture and building and including both SI metric and Imperial units, this dictionary and reference work will enable students and professionals to use and understand vocabulary from other areas of expertise, and contribute to better communication.

    Introduction 1. Objectives 2. Action 3. Imagination 4. Free body 5. Communication 6. The Super Objective, Through Action and Germ 7. Events 8. Tempo-rhythm, Voice and Movement 9. Rehearsing a Play 10. Improvisations 11. The Acting Exercise Programme


    Henry J. Cowan (University of Sydney, Australia), Peter R. Smith

    'An elegantly condensed summary of such a vast domain of human thought and effort.' – William J. Mitchell, Architectural Science Review

    'This dictionary - like its predecessors - is an excellent practical reference tool that deserves a place in any architectural or construction library.' - William J. Mitchell, Architectural Science Review