Architectural Graphics

Author(s): Francis D. Ching

drawing & modelmaking | Wiley | recommended for students

This is 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. This is the latest edition of the classic book on architectural drawing by the master of architectural communication. It is revised and expanded to include more information on computer-generated graphics and the latest drawing conventions for architectural representation.


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"One book that has become a trusted source for teaching architects how to do it right is Francis D.K. Ching's Architectural Graphics. Now in its fifth edition, it offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques that architects use to communicate their ideas. It expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations. Readers will learn Ching's renowned methods through: coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings; techniques for drawing section views of building interiors; strategies for rendering tonal value, enhancing pictorial depth, and conveying the illumination of spatial environments; approaches for developing the layout of architectural presentations; freehand sketching and diagramming; and so much more. This beautiful fifth edition of Architectural Graphics from Francis D.K. Ching clearly represents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits anyone interested in maintaining the highest standard of the profession of architecture." (San Francisco Book Review/Sacramento Book Review, March 27, 2010)


Preface. 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. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470399118
  • : Wiley Publishing
  • : Wiley Publishing
  • : December 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Francis D. Ching
  • : Paperback
  • : 5th Revised edition
  • : 256