Architecture : Form, Space, & Order

Architecture : Form, Space, & Order
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Rating: 4.26
Bestsellers Rate: 17295
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 464
Hours of reading: 7.7 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 43,56 €

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The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code -ISBN: 9781118986837). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: * Interactive Animations highlighting key concepts * Photo Gallery of architectural precedents illustrated in the book * Flashcards for focused learning Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment. Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space and form still present a challenge to those who crave a deeper understanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces, Architecture distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life. The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented, and show the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topics include: * Primary elements and the principles of space design * Form and space, including light, view, openings, and enclosures * Organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation * Proportion and scale, including proportioning systems and anthropometry





Francis D. K. Ching Biography

Francis D. K. "Frank" Ching (born 1943) is an architecture and design graphics writer. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington. Ching was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received his B.Arch. from the University of Notre Dame in 1966. After several years of practice, in 1972 he joined the faculty at Ohio University to teach drawing. To support his lectures in architectural graphics, Ching hand-drew and hand-lettered his lecture notes. Department chairman Forrest Wilson presented these notes to the publisher, Van Nostrand Reinhold, and they were published in 1975, in an edited version, as Architectural Graphics, a book now in its sixth edition. Ching has gone on to produce twelve other books, including Building Construction Illustrated and Architecture: Form, Space & Order. Ching's printing has been adopted by Adobe in its Tekton font family. Ching was, for a time, an architecture faculty member at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. By the late 1980s he had begun teaching at the University of Washington in the Department of Architecture. He became a full professor in 1991. For the next fifteen years, he routinely taught introductory architecture studios and directed beginning graphics classes. In 2006 Ching retired, though he continued to teach on a part-time basis until 2011. He now holds the rank of professor emeritus. He taught as a visiting faculty member at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1990 and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993. Ching has received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Design from Nottingham Trent University; the S. Y. Chung Visiting Fellowship, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and a Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing. Ching received the Special Jury Commendation in the 2007 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, and an AIA 2007 Institute Honor Award for Collaborative Achievement. Since 2012, Ching has been actively posting on his blog Seeing.Thinking.Drawing. Most of his posts feature personal sketches of various locales around Washington state.


The following list includes Frank Ching's books published in English; many of his books have been translated into one or more other languages. Ching, Frank (Francis D.K.), Architectural Graphics, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York 1975; 2nd ed. 1985; 3rd ed. 1996; 4th ed. John Wiley, New York 2003; 5th ed. 2009 ISBN 0-471-20906-6; 6th ed. 2015 Ching, Frank (Francis D.K.), Architecture: Form, Space & Order, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York 1979, 2nd ed. 1996, 3rd ed. John Wiley, Hoboken 2007; ISBN 0-471-75216-9 Ching, Frank (Francis D.K.), and Winkel, Steven R., Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2000 International Building Code, John Wiley, Hoboken 2003; ISBN 0-471-09980-5 Ching, Frank (Francis D.K.), and Winkel, Steven R., Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2006 International Building Code, John Wiley, Hoboken 2007; ISBN ... Read full biography

Authors: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9781118745083
ISBN10: 1118745086
Reference Edition:
Edition: Revised
Edition Statement: 4th Edition
Illustrations: None
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 464
Book Weight: 1202
Book Dimensions: 215x275x22
Circulation: None
Publication date: Nov. 14, 2014
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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