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By Francis D. K. Ching

ISBN-10: 0471288217

ISBN-13: 9780471288213

This ebook defines over 5,000 phrases with regards to architectural layout, heritage, and know-how. it's the in basic terms dictionary that gives concise, exact definitions illustrated with finely certain, hand-rendered drawings, each one accomplished in Mr. Ching's signature kind.

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L nged Inf three orderly scales of uniform vlsual steps according to hue, chroma, and value, developed In 189817:7 Alpert H. MunselL Hue extends In a rotary dlrectlon about a central axis through a spectrum of flve major and five secondary hues. ys to white at the top. Chroma extends r3dla fly from the central axis at which saturatIon Is zero, out to the strongest saturation attalnaple for edcn color's hue andV3lue. spectrum The distribution of energy emitted by 3 r3dlant source, arT3~ed In order of wavelengths, esp.

Placed In fOr1T1W9rk. comp~ and finished. 6 Worb~ility depends partly on the water· cement ratio and partly on the grading of the aggregate In a mix. d. v slump cone - ........... -- .. - -- ..... •.. ----An open·~nJncated cone of dry mix Aconcrete or mortar mix containing little water or too moch ~g~ In relation to the other components and having little or no slump. Also C411ed stHf mix. t2J=:( mm}hlgh. with 203 mm) and mm}. used to maY a speclrnenor freshly mlxeJ concrtte for the slump test. i5"tiameter In • top diameter 41n.

7 A crucrfb: symbolizing the cross on whlcn i o ~ the c ha ~al or choir from the nave of a meaie-;31 church. ~ "--paradise An atrium or cloister Dc:skJe a church. ~ garth _ A courtya rd or quadrangle enclosed by a cloister. Also called cloister garth. -... - .. - .... - .. --- A SCru::1. ~n etlborllteiy adorned and pr~rlJ' S-Urn1ounted by Ii rood. I1Ol13ste1y. or the rnemDers of a religious house or order. "-,,_ . 3S cruclflea. esp. a large one set . + Oirove ~ entrance to the choir or chancel of ;) rreJ~vJI church.

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