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Architectural Graphics [Paperback]

Francis D. K. Ching
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Nov. 23 2009 0470399112 978-0470399118 5

Francis D.K. Ching's architectural bestseller, thoroughly updated

Since 1975, Architectural Graphics has been a bestselling classic that has introduced countless students of architecture and design to the fundamentals of graphic communication. Featuring Francis D.K. Ching's signature graphic style, it illustrates how to use graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentation. This Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect the latest drawing techniques helping it remain the leading book on the topic.

  • The latest edition of the classic book on architectural drawing by the master of architectural communication
  • Over 500,000 copies sold of previous editions
  • Revised and expanded to include more information on computer-generated graphics and the latest drawing conventions for architectural representation
  • The author is world-renowned for his numerous architecture and design books, including Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; Building Codes Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.

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"One book that has become a trusted source for teaching architects how to do it right is Francis D.K. Ching's Architectural Graphics. Now in its fifth edition, it offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques that architects use to communicate their ideas. It expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations. Readers will learn Ching's renowned methods through: coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings; techniques for drawing section views of building interiors; strategies for rendering tonal value, enhancing pictorial depth, and conveying the illumination of spatial environments; approaches for developing the layout of architectural presentations; freehand sketching and diagramming; and so much more. This beautiful fifth edition of Architectural Graphics from Francis D.K. Ching clearly represents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits anyone interested in maintaining the highest standard of the profession of architecture." (San Francisco Book Review/Sacramento Book Review, March 27, 2010)

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Updated edition of the architectural graphics bestseller
More than 500,000 copies sold

Architectural Graphics offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. In this Fifth Edition, Francis D.K. Ching expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations.

Readers learn Ching's renowned methods through:

  • Coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings

  • Techniques for drawing section views of building interiors

  • Strategies for rendering tonal value, enhancing pictorial depth, and conveying the illumination of spatial environments

  • Approaches for developing the layout of architectural presentations

  • Freehand sketching and diagramming

  • And much more

This beautiful Fifth Edition of Architectural Graphics clearly presents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits anyone interested in maintaining the highest standard of the profession.


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5.0 out of 5 stars essential for any architect or student Nov. 1 1998
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Format:Paperback
A fabulous survey of the conventions of architectural drawing in an easily referenced, concise format. Adequately covers the basics of orthographic, paraline, perspective, and rendering techniques. Good for the first time student just learning, or the experienced architect looking for a brush up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for architecture students Feb. 23 2002
Format:Paperback
This is a great resource for learning how to produce good architectural drawings. It is oriented around hand drafting, but the concepts and ideas are important for good, readable CAD drawings as well. My first year studio professor made everyone buy this book. It was money well spent!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A visual guide to Architectural Drafting. June 23 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Architectural Graphics covers a huge range of fields within Architectural Drafting, and Presentation. From perspective to plans, this book has it all. Excellent for beginners, it is a visual, easy to understand guide to Drafting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative Oct. 1 2010
By Kate
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This book is wonderfully informative, however I had hoped for more sketch-based lesson. As a novice artist, this book contains less graphic images than I require, and more in-depth description than I need.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A visual guide to Architectural Drafting. June 23 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Architectural Graphics covers a huge range of fields within Architectural Drafting, and Presentation. From perspective to plans, this book has it all. Excellent for beginners, it is a visual, easy to understand guide to Drafting.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential for any architect or student Nov. 1 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A fabulous survey of the conventions of architectural drawing in an easily referenced, concise format. Adequately covers the basics of orthographic, paraline, perspective, and rendering techniques. Good for the first time student just learning, or the experienced architect looking for a brush up.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for architecture students Feb. 23 2002
By Karl Fandrich - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a great resource for learning how to produce good architectural drawings. It is oriented around hand drafting, but the concepts and ideas are important for good, readable CAD drawings as well. My first year studio professor made everyone buy this book. It was money well spent!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For School Aug. 27 2012
By Jacob Myers - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for my Architecture class which was required, but if it was not required I would have bought it anyways because it is a great book that shows you everything you need to know.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Summarizes the best of Chings Graphics Advice Jan. 23 2010
By Soul Maven - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a second year architecture student and I've already collected a dozen or so books on graphics and techniques. Whats good about this book is contains most of Ching's best tips all in one thin desk reference. Very useful. Very Practical.
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