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Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

by Francis D. K. Ching

Wiley | June 29, 2007 | Trade Paperback |

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A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture

Now including interactive CD-ROM!

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.

In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book''s architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.79 in

Published: June 29, 2007

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471752169

ISBN - 13: 9780471752165

Found in: Art and Architecture

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Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

by Francis D. K. Ching

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.79 in

Published: June 29, 2007

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471752169

ISBN - 13: 9780471752165

About the Book

A new edition of the classic visual reference to the principles of architecture
For more than 30 years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space & Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. This Third Edition now includes a companion CD-ROM featuring interactive digital models created by Professor Ching, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order.
Francis D.K. Ching (Seattle, WA) is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including A Global History of Architecture (0-471-26892-5), Architectural Graphics (0-471-20906-6), Interior Design Illustrated (0-471-47376-6), and Building Construction Illustrated (0-471-35898-3). He is a registered architect and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches architecture and design drawing.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1 Primary Elements. Primary Elements. Point. Point Elements. Two Points. Line. Linear Elements. From Line to Plane. Plane. Planar Elements. Volume. Volumetric Elements. 2 Form. Properties of Form. Shape. Primary Shapes. Circle. Triangle. Square. Surfaces. Curved Surfaces. Primary Solids. Regular & Irregular forms. Transformation of Form. Dimensional Transformation. Subtractive Form. Subtractive & Additive Forms. Additive Form. Centralized Form. Linear Form. Radial Form. Clustered Form. Grid Form. Formal Collisions of Geometry. Circle & Square. Rotated Grid. Articulation of Form. Edges & Corners. Surface Articulation. 3 Form & Space. Form & Space: Unity of Opposites. Form Defining Space. Horizontal Elements Defining Space. Base Plane. Elevated Base Plane. Depressed Base Plane. Overhead Plane. Vertical Elements Defining Space. Vertical Linear Elements. Single Vertical Plane. L-Shaped Configuration of Planes. Parallel Vertical Planes. U-Shaped Planes. Four Planes: Closure. Summary Typology: Space-Defining Elements. Openings in Space-Defining Elements. Openings within Planes. Openings at Corners. Openings between Planes. Qualities of Architectural Space. Degree of Enclosure. Light. View. 4 Organization. Organization of Form & Space. Spatial Relationships. Space within a Space. Interlocking Spaces. Adjacent Spaces. Spaces Linked by a Common Space. Spatial Organizations. Centralized Organizations. Linear Organizations. Radial Organ
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A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture

Now including interactive CD-ROM!

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.

In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book''s architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

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A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture

Now including interactive CD-ROM!

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.

In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book''s architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

About the Author

Francis D.K. Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including A Global History of Architecture, Architectural Graphics, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Interior Design Illustrated, and Building Construction Illustrated, all published by Wiley. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.
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