Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

This is the best-of-the-best, market-leading architecture and construction dictionary - the only dictionary inclusive enough to serve the needs of contractors as well as architects. It features more than 25,000 vital terms and 2,500 comprehension-enhancing illustrations; the third edition contains more than 2,000 new terms along with 200 new illustrations. It is newly updated to include the language of preservation, as well as information on emerging technologies. It is prepared with the participation of more than 50 expert contributors and 20 key associations. It is a must-have for the bookshelf of every architect, contractor, builder, preservationist, and student.