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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Architecture by Francis D. The Second Edition of this classic introduction to the principles of architecture is everything you would expect from the celebrated architect, author, and illustrator, Francis D. Each page has been meticulously revised to incorporate contemporary examples of the principles of form, space, and order - the fundamental vocabulary of every designer.
The result is a The Second Edition of this classic introduction to the principles of architecture is everything you would expect from the celebrated architect, author, and illustrator, Francis D. The result is a beautifully illustrated volume that embraces today's forms and looks at conventional models with a fresh perspective.
Here, Ching examines every principal of architecture, juxtaposing images that span centuries and cross cultural boundaries to create a design vocabulary that is both elemental and timeless.
Among the topics covered are point, line, plane, volume, proportion, scale, circulation, and the interdependence of form and space. While this revision continues to be a comprehensive primer on the ways form and space are interrelated and organized in the shaping of our environment, it has been refined to amplify and clarify concepts. In the Second Edition of Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, the author has opted for a larger format and crisper images.
Ching has retained the style of his hand-lettered text, a hallmark of each of his books. This rich source of architectural prototypes, each rendered in Mr. Ching's signature style, also serves as a guide to architectural drawing. Doubtless, many will want this handsomevolume for the sheer beauty of it. Architects and students alike will treasure this book for its wealth of practical information and its precise illustrations. Ching has once again created a visual reference that illuminates the world of architectural form.
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I want to read the book online, how can I do it?? May Somebody help meee,Pleeeaseee!!! See all 4 questions about Architecture…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 18, Satitiwikan sunowo rated it it was amazing Shelves: ihavereadit. View 2 comments. Lee Gray. Shelves: design. This book was recommended to my by a former professor and friend, Dr. Lee Gray, after I told him that I wanted to gain a basic understand of design before I read some of the other books that are on my 'design' shelf.
Ching is the perfect introduction to design. Ching walks the reader through elementary design concepts starting with points and lines, and ending with hierarchy and datum as methods of order.
For someone with no prior knowledge o This book was recommended to my by a former professor and friend, Dr. For someone with no prior knowledge of design, it was nice to have basic concepts explained so clearly. Ching also does well at building the vocabulary of the subject. Often times half the battle of learning a subject is just understanding the vocabulary that goes along with it.
Plus, I really love the way that architects talk about buildings. Here's my favorite example; "The orderly rows of columns also punctuate the spatial volume, mark off modular zones within the spatial field, and establish a measurable rhythm and scale which make the spatial dimensions comprehensive. The numerous illustrations also helped me grasp some of the concepts that could not be explained by words. The lettering is also an original creation done by hand.
Today you can find the letter from this book as the font "tekton. Feb 03, ali KDM rated it did not like it. I have read both ching books and lawson books about architecture and design. I cannot make a connection between designing and what ching says in his books. View all 6 comments. Feb 05, Zoha Trabelsi rated it liked it Shelves: read-in , to-reread , architecture , books-i-own , educational. An excellent introduction of explaining the principals of architechture, the basic elements of architecture, and a perspective of the building and other elements surrounding it, wih sketches and quotes about architecture.
Very simple, easy to read. Highly recommended for all architecture students. I wish I had discovered this one during my years of studying architecture. It is still a reference to which I go back every now and then to refresh my memory. I would recommend it to every architecture student, or anyone related to the industry A precious one!
Ching starts with the most basic elements of geometry--points, lines, planes, volumes--and demonstrates how they can be combined and organized to create architectural forms. The book is composed mostly of illustrations with short sections of text.
Each topic is introduced, discussed, and illustrated with both simple drawings and schematics along with renderings of famous architectural landmarks that demonstrate the principles in question. It should be kept in mind that the goal of the book is to examine the underlying properties of architecture geometry, proportion, arrangement and not to introduce architecture history or movements.
If you're interested in architecture history, this is not the book to read. If you want to understand the geometry underlying architecture, this is where you should start. May 21, Lauren rated it really liked it. I cannot be objective about this book. It was my first introduction to architectural form and my first college text book.
The drawings made me want to work harder and become a better designer. It might be a novel perusal for someone with a strong interest in architecture, but probably won't be that interesting to those outside the profession. Your guide to Architecture Simple and clear with a lot of examples. It was a big help for my projects. Aug 22, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: architecture.
Gorgeous illustrations, very clear concepts Love this book. One of the best design resources still available to architects and designers. It's quite intriguing to see Architectural forms of temples, churches, buildings. If you're a non-architect and want to building a vocabulary and abstraction in Architecture, I would recommend this book. Frank Lloyd Wright's designs are all over the book. Deus Vult, Gottfried. Jan 24, Alina rated it it was amazing.
I first had this book assigned for my first Design Workshop, I had to copy the diagrams and sketches. Since then I have always browsed it's pages for inspiration, or leisure, anyway I always learn something new.
Architecture: Form, Space, & Order
For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order. This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture.
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order
Description via Amazon. For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order. This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.?
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You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Francis D. For more than forty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has served as the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated and revised Fourth Edition features the fundamental elements of space and form and is designed to encourage critical thought in order to promote a more evocative understanding of architecture. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus and brings difficult abstractions to life. The book explains form and space in relation to light, view, openings, and enclosures and explores the organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation, as well as proportion and scale.