Wiley
Wiley.com
Print this page Share
E-book

Architectural Graphics, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-26020-3
256 pages
November 2011
Architectural Graphics, 5th Edition (1118260201) cover image

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.
See More
Preface.

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.

Index.

See More
Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over seventeen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.
See More
  • 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
See More
  • 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

See More
"One book that has become a trusted source for teaching architects how to do it right is Francis D.K. Ching's Architectural Graphics. Now in its fifth edition, it offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques that architects use to communicate their ideas. It expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations. Readers will 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 so much more. This beautiful fifth edition of Architectural Graphics from Francis D.K. Ching clearly represents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits anyone interested in maintaining the highest standard of the profession of architecture." (San Francisco Book Review/Sacramento Book Review, March 27, 2010)
See More
Back to Top