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Illustrated Building Pocket Book

Roxanna McDonald



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22 December 2015
Building construction & materials; Carpentry
Building and architecture has developed a language of its own, with terms and jargon that can confuse an expert let alone an outsider. Misunderstandings over what a word means can be irritating but unimportant, but could in the worst cases be costly or even dangerous.

Traditional building dictionaries rely on the reader to already know what the correct word is, and that's not always the case. Roxanna McDonald's technique is radically different, and makes full use of the power of visual communication to convey information. Each stage of the building and design process is illustrated, and each hand-drawn illustration is carefully labelled with the relevant technical terms, to ensure that each term is used correctly and consistently by everyone working on a project.

The 'Illustrated Building Pocket Book' is a radical approach to the age-old problem of the ambiguous use of technical language in building and architecture. By using drawings - which leave little room for ambiguity - clarity, safety and certainty can be achieved.
By:   Roxanna McDonald
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   467g
ISBN:   9781138174320
ISBN 10:   1138174327
Series:   Routledge Pocket Books
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   22 December 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
General Architecture Controls Construction Process The Building Site The Building Fabric The Environmental Conditions Computer Drawing

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