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Architectural Graphic Standards, 11th Edition

Architectural Graphic Standards, 11th Edition
Author: The American Institute of Architects
ISBN 13: 9780471700913
ISBN 10: 471700916
Edition: 11th
Publisher: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication Date: 2007-03-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1120
List Price: $250.00

Since 1932, the ten editions of Architectural Graphic Standards have been referred to as the "architect's bible." From site excavation to structures to roofs, this book is the first place to look when an architect is confronted with a question about building design. With more than 8,000 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, this book provides an easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals.

To celebrate seventy-five years as the cornerstone of an industry, this commemorative Eleventh Edition is the most thorough and significant revision of Architectural Graphic Standards in a generation. Substantially revised to be even more relevant to today's design professionals, it features:

An entirely new, innovative look and design created by Bruce Mau Design that includes a modern page layout, bold second color, and new typeface

Better organized— a completely new organization structure applies the UniFormat(r) classification system which organizes content by function rather than product or material

Expanded and updated coverage of inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies

Environmentally-sensitive and sustainable design is presented and woven throughout including green materials, LEEDS standards, and recyclability

A bold, contemporary new package—as impressive closed as it is open, the Eleventh Edition features a beveled metal plate set in a sleek, black cloth cover

Ribbon Markers included as a convenient and helpful way to mark favorite and well used spots in the book

All New material

Thoroughlyreviewed and edited by hundreds of building science experts and experienced architects, all new details and content including:

new structural technologies, building systems, and materials

emphasis on sustainable construction, green materials, LEED standards, and recyclability

expanded and updated coverage on inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies

computing technologies including Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD/CAM

new information on regional and international variations

accessibility requirements keyed throughout the text

new standards for conducting, disseminating, and applying architectural research

New and improved details

With some 8,500 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, Architectural Graphic Standards continues to be the industry's leading, easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals.

Paul Glassman - Library Journal

First published in 1932, this commemorative 75th edition of Architectural Graphic Standards(AGS)-more a professional handbook than a guide to graphic conventions-represents the most ambitious revision and overhaul in the publication's history. Over the years, its length has more than doubled; its drawings are now computergenerated rather than rendered by hand. Reorganized into three sections with a set of appendixes, this edition begins with building elements, continues with materials, and ends with issues in contemporary practice. Toward the back are entirely new chapters on sustainable design, computing technologies, and architectural research. As a result of a new CSI UniFormat™ classification system applied to the first chapter on building elements, practitioners may need to adjust considerably from the earlier 16division format. The emphasis on green design-e.g., LEED standards™ and recyclability-is welcome. Other innovations include data on building information modeling (BIM) and computerassisted design/computerassisted modeling (CAD/CAM) and an overhaul of the book's physical and graphic design: Bruce Mau Design based the structure of each page on the ninepart grid of the Abbey of St. Gaul, adding three ribbon markers and an embossed metal cover plate. But the page design is problematic in its overly small font size and wholly inadequate margins at the gutter, which makes photocopying nearly impossible. The accompanying CDROM, which allows details and drawings to be imported to CAD, is regrettably a separate purchase.