Architecture: Form, Space, and Order
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

by Francis D. K. Ching

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The Second Edition of this classic introduction to the principles of architecture is everything you would expect from the celebrated architect, author, and illustrator, Francis D. K. Ching. Each page has been meticulously revised to incorporate contemporary examples of the principles of form, space, and order—the fundamental vocabulary of every designer. The result is a beautifully illustrated volume that embraces today's forms and looks at conventional models with a fresh perspective. Here, Ching examines every principal of architecture, juxtaposing images that span centuries and cross cultural boundaries to create a design vocabulary that is both elemental and timeless. Among the topics covered are point, line, plane, volume, proportion, scale, circulation, and the interdependence of form and space. While this revision continues to be a comprehensive primer on the ways form and space are interrelated and organized in the shaping of our environment, it has been refined to amplify and clarify concepts. In addition, the Second Edition contains:
*Numerous new hand-rendered drawings
*Expanded sections on openings and scale
*Expanded chapter on design principles
*New glossary and index categorized by the author
*New 8 1/2 × 11 upright trimIn the Second Edition of Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, the author has opted for a larger format and crisper images. Mr. Ching has retained the style of his hand-lettered text, a hallmark of each of his books. This rich source of architectural prototypes, each rendered in Mr. Ching's signature style, also serves as a guide to architectural drawing. Doubtless, many will want this handsome volume for the sheerbeauty of it. Architects and students alike will treasure this book for its wealth of practical information and its precise illustrations. Mr. Ching has once again created a visual reference that illuminates the world of architectural form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118004821
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/16/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 358,320
File size: 216 MB
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About the Author

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including A Global History of Architecture, Architectural Graphics, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Interior Design Illustrated, and Building Construction Illustrated, all published by Wiley. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Table of Contents

Primary Elements.
Form and Space.
Proportion and Scale.

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Architecture: Form, Space, and Order 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a truly wonderful book for both the beginning and advanced architectural student. The marriage of historically notable architectural structures and basic architectural principles is a great method of incorporating history into a student's design education. The advanced student should always be able to find inspiration from this book if he/she reaches a standstill in the design process.
GreenArch More than 1 year ago
I am a begining Architectural design student and this is the book that was selected to use during class.It is very informative,easy to follow and will serve as a staple throughtout your design career. It's starts off basic and progresses. The graphics,illustrations, and steps are easy to follow so that you can learn to improve your design technique.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book recently and haven't put it down, it is a great reference book if you are at all interested in architecture and interior design.
sarah-e on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Required as a textbook, and it saved me more than once. As a person with minimal spatial and visually artistic sensibilities, eventually I ran for the hills, as far from an architecture degree as I could. This book was so nice to look at that I kept it even after I changed my major.
janemarieprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good overview of architecture. It is great for anyone just beginning in the field or someone who is interested in architecture and wants to learn more. It covers a variety of topics with beautiful illustrations.
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