A superb visual reference to the principles of
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
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.