Hand-lettered explanations demonstrate the principles of form, space, and order that underlie architectural design. Crystal-clear illustrations and in-depth explanations cover point, line, plane, volume, proportion, scales, and more. "Recommended"--Choice. Illustrated.Hand-lettered explanations demonstrate the principles of form, space, and order that underlie architectural design. Crystal-clear illustrations and in-depth explanations cover point, line, plane, volume, proportion, scales, and more. "Recommended"--Choice. Illustrated.Read Less
New. A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order. This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment. ? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture. In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.
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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