Architectural Graphics

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John Wiley and Sons, Jul 16, 2012 - Architecture - 256 pages
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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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Contents

Drawing Tools and Materials
1
Architectural Drafting
15
Architectural Drawing Systems
27
Multiview Drawings
43
Paraline Drawings
85
Perspective Drawings
101
Rendering Tonal Values
141
Rendering Context
179
Architectural Presentations
195
Freehand Drawing
211
Index
243
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Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.

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