Architectural Graphics

Architectural Graphics

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by Francis D. K. Ching, Frank Ching
     
 

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The updated edition of the architectural graphics bestseller-more than 500,000 copies sold

Architectural Graphics presents the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. In this Fourth Edition, Francis D.K. Ching expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instruction that have made this book a classic… See more details below

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The updated edition of the architectural graphics bestseller-more than 500,000 copies sold

Architectural Graphics presents the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. In this Fourth Edition, Francis D.K. Ching expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instruction that have made this book a classic and expertly guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into effective visual representations. In this up-to-date edition, Ching presents ways to use his unparalleled approaches on the computer.

Readers learn Ching's renowned methods through:

* Expanded and updated coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings

* Techniques for drawing section views of building interiors

* Methods for creating perspectives and accurate shade and shadows

* Freehand sketching and diagramming

* And much more

Clearly and beautifully, Architectural Graphics, Fourth Edition presents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits the professional and enthusiast alike.

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Editorial Reviews

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This classic offers an expanded discussion of essentials needed to communicate ideas in architectural design. An introductory text to graphic conventions and drawing skills that is flexible enough to be adapted to a wide range of drawing curriculums. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780442218645
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/1987
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
11.06(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is a registered architect and professor of architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous architecture and design books, including Building Construction Illustrated, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, and Interior Design Illustrated, all published by Wiley.

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