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Introduction to Architecture / Edition 1

Introduction to Architecture / Edition 1

by Francis D. K. Ching, James F. Eckler
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ISBN-13: 9781118142066
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 253,560
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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

Preface vii

1 Introduction:

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

Glossary 409

Index 415

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This book has all of the basics of architecture in a straightforward, no pain layout and is an enjoyable read.