Design Drawing

Design Drawing

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By (author) Francis D. K. Ching, By (author) Steven P. Juroszek

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Mixed media product | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 28mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 24 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470533692
  • ISBN 13: 9780470533697
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 43,652

Product description

Get the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition , he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition: Goes beyond basic drawing books -Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers draw. Features more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings -beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter. Includes a supplemental CD-ROM -viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner. For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.

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Author information

Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated , all from Wiley.

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The completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architectureIn his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. "In Design Drawing, Second Edition," he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This new ?edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing, Second Edition also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings--and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, "Design Drawing, Second Edition" Goes beyond basic drawing books--Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers drawFeatures more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings--beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapterIncludes a supplemental CD-ROM--viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step mannerFor professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Drawing from Observation. 1 Line and Shape. 2 Tone and Texture. 3 Form and Structure. 4 Space and Depth. Drawing Systems. 5 Pictorial Systems. 6 Multiview Drawings. 7 Paraline Drawings. 8 Perspective Drawings. Drawing from the Imagination. 9 Speculative Drawing. 10 Diagraming. 11 Drawing Composition. 12 Presentation Drawing. Index. Preface to CD-ROM.