Architectural Graphics

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 30, 2015 - Architecture - 272 pages
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The bestselling guide to architectural drawing, with newinformation, examples, and resources

Architectural Graphics is the classic bestsellingreference by one of the leading global authorities on architecturaldesign drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. Now in its sixth edition, thisessential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to usinggraphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architecturalideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of theauthor's distinctive drawings to illustrate the topic effectively.This updated edition includes new information on orthographicprojection in relation to 3D models, and revised explanations ofline weights, scale and dimensioning, and perspective drawing toclarify some of the most difficult concepts. New examples of modernfurniture, APA facilities, and presentation layout provide moreup-to-date visuals, and the Reference Center features all newanimations, videos, and practice exercises.

Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying designthrough representation on paper or on screen, and this book is theultimate guide to mastering the skill, then applying your talent tocreate more effective design communication.

  • Understand multiview, paraline, and perspective drawing
  • Master interior sections using a variety of techniques
  • Render tonal value, enhance depth, and convey illumination
  • Develop professional-quality layouts for presentations

Architectural graphics both inform the design process and serveas the means by which a design is interpreted and built. Completemastery of the tools and conventions is essential to the successfuloutcome of any project, and mistakes can cause confusion, timedelays, increased costs, and possible catastrophe. ArchitecturalGraphics is the comprehensive guide to professionalarchitectural drawing, with insight from a leading authority in thefield.


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1 Drawing Tools and Materials
2 Architectural Drafting
3 Architectural Drawing Systems
4 Multiview Drawings
5 Paraline Drawings
6 Perspective Drawings
7 Rendering Tonal Values
8 Rendering Context
9 Architectural Presentations
10 Freehand Drawing

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FRANCIS D.K. CHING is one of the leading authorities on architectural design drawing around the world. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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