Using Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation, all of the architectural topics covered in his other books are distilled here to serve as an essential one-volume reference. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented. This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, design, and construction. This book is a must-have for any serious architect or designer.