Architectural Graphics, 5th Edition
Francis D.K. Ching's architectural bestseller, thoroughly updated
Since 1975, Architectural Graphics has been a bestselling classic that has introduced countless students of architecture and design to the fundamentals of graphic communication. Featuring Francis D.K. Ching's signature graphic style, it illustrates how to use graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentation. This Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect the latest drawing techniques helping it remain the leading book on the topic.
- The latest edition of the classic book on architectural drawing by the master of architectural communication
- Over 500,000 copies sold of previous editions
- Revised and expanded to include more information on computer-generated graphics and the latest drawing conventions for architectural representation
- The author is world-renowned for his numerous architecture and design books, including Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; Building Codes Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.
1 Drawing Tools and Materials.
2 Architectural Drafting.
3 Architectural Drawing Systems.
4 Multiview Drawings.
5 Paraline Drawings.
6 Perspective Drawings.
7 Rendering Tonal Values.
8 Rendering Context.
9 Architectural Presentations.
10 Freehand Drawing.
Revised and expanded to include more information on computer-generated graphics and the latest drawing conventions for architectural representation
Provides additional instruction on freehand sketching and diagramming
An expanded section of travel sketches is also included
Previous editions have sold over 500,000 copies total
Offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas
Guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations.
Readers learn Ching's renowned methods through:
Coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings
Techniques for drawing section views of building interiors
Strategies for rendering tonal value, enhancing pictorial depth, and conveying the illumination of spatial environments
Approaches for developing the layout of architectural presentations
Freehand sketching and diagramming
And much more