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Architectural graphic standards /
authored by the American Institute of Architects ; Andrew Pressman, editor-in-chief ; Smith Maran Architecture and Interiors, graphics editor ; with additional illustrations from the Magnum Group.
edition
11th ed.
imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.
description
xxxvi, 1080 p. : ill.
ISBN
0471700916 (cloth), 9780471700913 (cloth)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.
isbn
0471700916 (cloth)
9780471700913 (cloth)
general note
Tenth ed. published under title: Ramsey/Sleeper architectural graphic standards.
catalogue key
6101764
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2007-08-01:
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 computer-generated 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 UniFormatA classification system applied to the first chapter on building elements, practitioners may need to adjust considerably from the earlier 16-division format. The emphasis on green design-e.g., LEED standardsA and recyclability-is welcome. Other innovations include data on building information modeling (BIM) and computer-assisted design/computer-assisted 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 nine-part 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 CD-ROM, which allows details and drawings to be imported to CAD, is regrettably a separate purchase (ISBN 9780-470-04323-3); at $375, libraries and offices will hesitate to acquire both. BOTTOM LINE Owing to the far more variable and nonstandard nature of much architectural practice today, whether this title is essential is uncertain. Architecture libraries may want to consider acquiring only the CD-ROM, which is also completely updated and redesigned.-Paul Glassman, Pratt Inst. Libs., Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Any discipline is lucky to have its bible, a book so embracing and lucid it helps to define and guide a profession or industry for generations. In houses and buildings, the bible is Architectural Graphic Standards...this venerable reference will continue to be not only relevant but remarkably prescient for many buildings to come." ( Old-House Journal, Sept/Oct 2007) "Architectural Graphic Standards 11th edition continues a 75-year tradition of offering concise text and descriptive graphics in a basic design handbook for architects." ( Fabric Architecture; Sep/Oct 2007) "The practice of Architectural Design is continually changing and this book gives examples of what is considered good practice at this time. I recommend this to everyone doing architectural design; this book is a tool, not a pretty book to leave on the table for visitors to see." ( Orange Bytes, (North Orange County Computer Club), August 2007) "Architectural Graphic Standards--more a professional handbook than a guide to graphic conventions--represents the most ambitious revision and overhaul in the publication's history." ( Library Journal; 8/1/07) "This year sees the publication of a new, improved Architectural Graphic Standards. Since Ramsey and Sleeper's last edition in 1956, the book has grown with rapidly evolving technologies, and the sporadic publishing pace of its early years has kept pace with the changes. The profession is evolving at an ever-greater pace, but Architectural Graphic Standards is keeping up its role as the franchise player." ( Architect Magazine, June 2007)
"Any discipline is lucky to have its bible, a book so embracing and lucid it helps to define and guide a profession or industry for generations. In houses and buildings, the bible is Architectural Graphic Standards...this venerable reference will continue to be not only relevant but remarkably prescient for many buildings to come." (Old-House Journal, Sept/Oct 2007)"Architectural Graphic Standards 11th edition continues a 75-year tradition of offering concise text and descriptive graphics in a basic design handbook for architects." (Fabric Architecture; Sep/Oct 2007)"The practice of Architectural Design is continually changing and this book gives examples of what is considered good practice at this time. I recommend this to everyone doing architectural design; this book is a tool, not a pretty book to leave on the table for visitors to see." (Orange Bytes, (North Orange County Computer Club), August 2007)"Architectural Graphic Standards--more a professional handbook than a guide to graphic conventions--represents the most ambitious revision and overhaul in the publication's history." (Library Journal; 8/1/07)"This year sees the publication of a new, improved Architectural Graphic Standards. Since Ramsey and Sleeper's last edition in 1956, the book has grown with rapidly evolving technologies, and the sporadic publishing pace of its early years has kept pace with the changes. The profession is evolving at an ever-greater pace, but Architectural Graphic Standards is keeping up its role as the franchise player." (Architect Magazine, June 2007)
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Summaries
Main Description
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 Thoroughly reviewed 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.
Main Description
.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 typefaceBetter organized-- a completely new organization structure applies the UniFormat® classification system which organizes content by function rather than product or materialExpanded and updated coverage of inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategiesEnvironmentally-sensitive and sustainable design is presented and woven throughout including green materials, LEEDS standards, and recyclabilityA 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 coverRibbon Markers included as a convenient and helpful way to mark favorite and well used spots in the bookAll New materialThoroughly reviewed and edited by hundreds of building science experts and experienced architects, all new details and content including:new structural technologies, building systems, and materialsemphasis on sustainable construction, green materials, LEED standards, and recyclabilityexpanded and updated coverage on inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategiescomputing technologies including Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD/CAMnew information on regional and international variationsaccessibility requirements keyed throughout the textnew standards for conducting, disseminating, and applying architectural researchNew and improved detailsWith 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.  All drawings are now constructed to scale using the current version of AutoCAD.
Long Description
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 Thoroughly reviewed and edited by hundreds of building scienceexperts 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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This resource is relied upon by architects and construction professionals to help them keep up with the detail in the changing world of architecture. This new edition tracks development, new building systems, materials and legislation.
Table of Contents
Celebrating the past, designing the future
Situating Ramsey and Sleeper : a genealogy of architectural graphic standards
Building elementsp. 1
Element A : substructurep. 3
Element B : shellp. 63
Element C : interiorsp. 275
Element D : servicesp. 375
Element E : equipment and furnishingsp. 499
Element F : special construction and demolitionp. 589
Element G : building siteworkp. 675
Materialsp. 733
Concretep. 735
Masonryp. 752
Metalsp. 777
Woodp. 799
Issues of contemporary practicep. 829
Sustainable designp. 831
Inclusive designp. 873
Computing technologiesp. 932
Architectural researchp. 957
A climatep. 989
Solar radiation and building orientationp. 991
Thermal transmissionp. 1003
Construction information systemsp. 1006
CAD standardsp. 1011
Graphic symbolsp. 1014
Building securityp. 1016
Classical architectural elementsp. 1020
Mathematical datap. 1032
Structural calculationsp. 1038
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