A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendaryauthor and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume
Introduction to Architecture presents the essential textsand drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architectureand design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is thefirst introductory text from Ching that surveys the design ofspaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format,readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture,design elements and process, and the technical aspects of thecontemporary profession of architecture.
The book explains the experience and practice of architectureand allied disciplines for future professionals, while those wholove the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in thegorgeous illustrations included.
- Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in anall-in-one introductory text
- Includes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler,and features more than 1,000 drawings throughout
- Professor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books onarchitecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works havebeen translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics fortheir renowned graphical presentation
For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who lovesarchitectural design and drawing, Introduction toArchitecture presents a beautifully illustrated andcomprehensive guide to the subject.
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About the Author
Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architectureat the University of Washington and a registered architect. He isthe author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books,including Architectural Graphics; Building ConstructionIllustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A VisualDictionary of Architecture; A Global History of Architecture;Interior Design Illustrated; and Design Drawing.
James F. Eckler is the Architecture Program Director ofthe Marywood University School of Architecture. In addition toteaching, Professor Eckler is actively engaged in researchconcerning the culture of place in the urban environment andarchitecture's role in the development of community. He is also theauthor of Language of Space and Form.
Table of Contents
Object, Space, Building, City 1
2 The Beginnings of Architecture: Early History—FromAncient Times to the Renaissance 13
3 A Concise History: Architecture from the Renaissance to theContemporary 37
4 Fundamentals of Architecture: Form 51
5 Fundamentals of Architecture: Space 79
6 Fundamentals of Architecture: Order 125
7 Elements of Architecture: Types, Systems, and Components ThatInform Design 165
8 The Design Process: Tools and Techniques for Generating Ideas199
9 Materials of Architecture: Their Qualities, Characteristics,and Behaviors 231
10 Methods of Construction 249
11 Building Structure: Resisting the Forces That Act againstBuildings 281
12 Building Systems 299
13 Architectural Practice and Communication 321
14 Allied Disciplines: Interior Design 349
15 Allied Disciplines: Urbanism 373
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This book has all of the basics of architecture in a straightforward, no pain layout and is an enjoyable read.