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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!!
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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