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The updated edition of the architectural graphics bestseller-more than 500,000 copies sold
Architectural Graphics presents the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. In this Fourth Edition, Francis D.K. Ching expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instruction that have made this book a classic and expertly guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into effective visual representations. In this up-to-date edition, Ching presents ways to use his unparalleled approaches on the computer.
Readers learn Ching's renowned methods through:
* Expanded and updated coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings
* Techniques for drawing section views of building interiors
* Methods for creating perspectives and accurate shade and shadows
* Freehand sketching and diagramming
* And much more
Clearly and beautifully, Architectural Graphics, Fourth Edition presents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits the professional and enthusiast alike.
The completely updated, illustrated bestseller on architectural graphics with over 500,000 copies sold
Architectural Graphics presents a wide range of basic graphic tools and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. Expanding upon the wealth of illustrations and information that have made this title a classic, this Fourth Edition provides expanded and updated coverage of drawing materials, multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings. Also new to this edition is the author's unique incorporation of digital technology into his successful methods. While covering essential drawing principles, this book presents: approaches to drawing section views of building interiors, methods for drawing modified perspectives, techniques for creating accurate shade and shadows, expert styles of freehand sketching and diagramming, and much more.
Architectural Graphics, Fourth Edition maintains the simplicity and conciseness of previous editions, while expanding and updating coverage of computer technologies and drawing tools and materials. An updated industry classic, this edition emphasizes the principles behind the creation and effective use of architectural graphics, with both traditional and digital tools.
About the Author
FRANCIS D.K. CHING is a registered architect and professor of architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous architecture and design books, including Building Construction Illustrated, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, and Interior Design Illustrated, all published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
Drawing Tools and Materials.
Architectural Drawing Systems.
Rendering Tonal Values.