Architectural Graphics

Architectural Graphics

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The bestselling guide to architectural drawing, with new information, examples, and resources Architectural Graphics is the classic bestselling reference by one of the leading global authorities on architectural design drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. Now in its sixth edition, this essential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to using graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of the author's distinctive drawings to illustrate the topic effectively. This updated edition includes new information on orthographic projection in relation to 3D models, and revised explanations of line weights, scale and dimensioning, and perspective drawing to clarify some of the most difficult concepts. New examples of modern furniture, APA facilities, and presentation layout provide more up-to-date visuals, and the Reference Center features all new animations, videos, and practice exercises.
Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying design through representation on paper or on screen, and this book is the ultimate guide to mastering the skill, then applying your talent to create 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 serve as the means by which a design is interpreted and built. Complete mastery of the tools and conventions is essential to the successful outcome of any project, and mistakes can cause confusion, time delays, increased costs, and possible catastrophe. Architectural Graphics is the comprehensive guide to professional architectural drawing, with insight from a leading authority in the field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 216 x 275 x 14mm | 762g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6th Edition
  • 111903566X
  • 9781119035664
  • 5,545

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Architectural Graphics offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations. This Sixth Edition introduces over 100 new interactive animations, which support additional learning by expanding the book's key concepts.

The Sixth Edition includes: Fully updated chapter on Freehand Drawing highlighting on site drawing techniques, including drawing from observation, drawing subjects, and composition Added information on orthographic projection in relation to 3D models Examples of modern furniture and contemporary presentation layouts Revised explanations of line weights, dimensioning, and perspective drawing Hundreds of drawings in the signature style of Francis D.K. Ching

Architectural Graphics remains the leading introduction to drafting tools; multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings; section views; tonal value; rendering context; and much more. Francis D.K. Ching clearly presents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits professionals, students, and enthusiasts alike.
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Table of contents

Preface v 1 Drawing Tools and Materials 1 2 Architectural Drafting 17 3 Architectural Drawing Systems 29 4 Multiview Drawings 49 5 Paraline Drawings 91 6 Perspective Drawings 107 7 Rendering Tonal Values 147 8 Rendering Context 185 9 Architectural Presentations 201 10 Freehand Drawing 217 Index 259
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About Francis D. K. Ching

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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