New. The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models An access card with redemption code for the online 'Interactive Resource Center' is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. The 'Interactive Resource Center' includes an expanded library of images that provide ample visual confirmation of the interplay between theory and practice, and readers are encouraged throughout the book to look critically at the built environment to promote a more evocative understanding of architecture. By encouraging critical thought, simplifying timeless design principles, and providing flawless visual reference, 'Architecture' has become a classic resource for both students and professionals. The online 'Interactive Resource Center, ' also contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources tied to the book. 'Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition' is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. The new fourth edition features contemporary examples of precedent-setting architecture, and an expanded CD that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through interactive three-dimensional models and meticulous hand renderings. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment. Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space and form still present a challenge to those who crave a deeper understanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces, 'Architecture' distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life. The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented, and show the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topics include: Primary elements and the principles of space designForm and space, including light, view, openings, and enclosuresOrganization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulationProportion and scale, including proportioning systems and anthropometry.
Everything with the book was fine. As expected. Thank you.
Jan 13, 2011
Architecture: Form, Space, & Order
It is very interesting to get a book including all data presented
Feb 6, 2009
Frank Ching - a great resource
Even with my 40 years of architectural practise I keep a copy of Frank Ching's Arch: Form, Space and Order at hand. I frequently use the book as a reference and inspiration.
The new copy replaced my 10 year old edition which I had given to my niece who will shortly start a graduate architectural program. I am stunned at how much the new edition has been enhanced and enlarged. Frank has improved his orignal book substantilaly. It feels like a new book.
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