Architectural Graphics (Paperback)

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Architectural Graphics (Paperback)


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Architectural Graphics is the classic bestselling reference by one of the leading global authorities on architectural design drawing, Francis D. K. Ching. This seventh edition offers a comprehensive introduction to graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of the author's distinctive drawings to illustrate each topic. Updated throughout, this revised edition presents new beginner-friendly guidance for perspectives and sketching, updates on hand rendering and visual communication, and additional material on transitioning from analog to digital with CAD and digital drawing tools.

Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying design through representation on paper or on screen. This book is the ultimate guide to mastering the skill and applying your talent to create more effective design communication, teaching how to:

  • 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.

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 Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Product Details ISBN: 9781394206247
ISBN-10: 1394206240
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English