Now, with all of its five volumes completed, Encyclopedia of Architecture will surely become the standard in the field. Its broad coverage focuses on architectural processes & design, materials, construction methods & management but also encompasses, biographies of leading architects, architectural history, articles on architectural aesthetics, literature & criticism, listings on current laws & regulations, & information on leading firms & schools. Includes 3,000 illustrations & 500 tables. The Encyclopedia has been sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.Wilkes, Joseph A. is the author of 'Encyclopedia of Architecture - Design, Engineering and Construction: Industrial Buildings to Polyvinal Chloride, Vol. 3', published 1989 under ISBN 9780471632443 and ISBN 0471632449.