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Architectural Graphics Third Edition By Francis D.K. Ching "Graphics is an inseparable part of the design process," says Francis D.K. Ching, "an important tool that provides the designer with the means not only of presenting a design proposal, but also of communicating with oneself and others in the design studio." In his newly revised and expanded Third Edition of Architectural Graphics, Mr. Ching shows the student how to use graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual representation. This Third Edition expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instruction that made this title a must–have for every beginning student of architecture and design. This classic guide has a new upright format, and covers:
∗ Essential drafting principles
∗ Architectural conventions for orthographic, paraline, and perspective drawings
∗ Shade and shadow
∗ Graphic symbols and lettering
∗ Freehand sketching and diagramming
∗ Presentation layouts
Under the sure–handed guidance of Mr. Ching, you will develop the acute visual and manual skills that form the core of graphic communication. Here you will learn:
∗ More precise ways of using line weight variation and tonal values to show depth
∗ How to draw section views of building interiors
∗ How to construct perspectives and accurate shade and shadows
Clearly and beautifully, Architectural Graphics, Third Edition, demystifies the complexity of architectural concepts by presenting them in an intuitive graphic manner.
This revision of Architectural Graphics consists of a new vertical format and additional drawings that serve to elaborate on and exemplify the principles outlined in earlier editions. It retains the original text, drawings, and spirit of the first two editions and remains an introductory text flexible enough to be adapted to a range of drawing classes and curricula.
The purpose of this primer is to acquaint the beginning student with the range of graphic tools which are available for conveying architectural ideas. Th basic premise behind its formation is that graphics is an inseparable part of the design process, an important tool which provides the designer with the means not only of presenting a design but also of communicating with oneself and others in the design studio.
It is important to note here that graphic communication requires mental skills as well as manual dexterity. We must recognize that graphics, the physical end product we are always concerned with, is itself the result of a design process, a careful analysis of why, when, and where a graphic technique is employed , as well as the execution of technique.
Each chapter presents various graphic conventions and techniques and explains the rationale behind their use. The order of the chapters does not imply a specific sequence to the coverage of the material, but rather, it attempts to structure the field of architectural graphics into a comprehensive format.
This text is not intended to be a primer on design or a handbook on sophisticated rendering techniques. No definitive style is emphasized or encouraged. Each of us inevitably develops his or her own style of drawing through practice and experience.