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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and read and understand, January 13, 2006
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This review is from: Visual Dictionary of Architecture (Paperback)
Somewhere near the very beginning of my lecturing career, I showed a slide onscreen and was trying to point out a unique feature of a home. Gesturing toward the screen I said, "that thingie over the window..."

I was mortified. What a dreadful mistake for a "professional" lecturer to make!! Since I planned to give many more lectures, I came home and bought this book from Amazon.

When the parcel arrived, I quickly opened it and was delighted to find the easy-to-read drawings. Ching makes the most complex architectural graphics easy to see and understand. Using this book, I gave myself a crash course on "basic architectural terms" and since then, I've given 200 lectures and never used the word "THINGIE" again!!

Rose

author, California's Kit Homes

and "The Houses That Sears Built"
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Initial post: Jul 18, 2009 11:37:35 AM PDT
Z. Fowler says:
Could always say "element" instead of "thingie". ;) I get the point you're making though.
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