Ching's classic book on communicating ideas in architectural design clearly and effectively has been updated and expanded to include a complete guide to drawing equipment and materials, discussions on arrangingarchitectural presentations, and instructions and explanations on how to freehand sketch, shade, and use texture. The new larger format is ...Read MoreChing's classic book on communicating ideas in architectural design clearly and effectively has been updated and expanded to include a complete guide to drawing equipment and materials, discussions on arrangingarchitectural presentations, and instructions and explanations on how to freehand sketch, shade, and use texture. The new larger format is easier to handle and store on a bookshelf. 1,000 line drawings.Read Less
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New. 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 communicationOver 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 representationThe 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.
I purchased this book about 2 years ago and use it contantly it not only for personal use but teaching at an Interior Design College. It is a great basic text that covers all aspects of 2D & 3D without getting bogged down in too much theory. My copy is getting a bit "dog eared" and worn through frequent use and the reason I'm writing this review is I went on -line to buy a replacemnt and decided to recommend this book to Alabris members. Francis Ching's other books are great as well particularly Gesign Drawing but is more for the experienced practioner.
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