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Design Drawing [Paperback]

Francis D. K. Ching , Steven P. Juroszek AIA
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18 Aug 1997 0471286540 978-0471286547 Pap/Cdr
This is comprehensive introduction to drawing and more sheds new light on the relationship between perception, drawing, and design. Design Drawing covers the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. The supplemental CD–ROM contains information and instruction that elucidates a broad range of design drawing concepts through animation, video, and three–dimensional models. Intended for use with the book or as a stand–alone product, the CD–ROM includes 25 interactive lessons which demonstrate concepts and techniques in a way that a 2–D book format cannot.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (18 Aug 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471286540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471286547
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.5 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching shares his unique command of visual language in this new presentation of drawing principles and techniques. Design Drawing is a comprehensive introduction to drawing and more–its innovative book–plus–CD–ROM package sheds new light on the relationship between perception, drawing, and design.

In his distinctive graphic style, Ching takes us on an exciting journey through the process of creation. He unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. But the author sees drawing "not only as artistic expression but also as a practical tool for formulating and working through design problems," showing us how to apply "visual thinking" as a versatile tool for approaching design projects.

Design Drawing covers the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Different types of artistic conventions such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings are also lucidly explained. The final section, "Drawing from the Imagination," fuels the creative spirit to find its own direction. Throughout the book you′ll find over a 1,500 hand–rendered drawings and exercises which reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter.

The supplemental CD–ROM is packed with brilliant gems of information and instruction, elucidating a broad range of design drawing concepts through the communicative power of animation, video, and three–dimensional models. Intended for use with the book or as a stand–alone supplement, the CD–ROM includes 25 interactive lessons which demonstrate concepts and techniques in a way that a 2–D book format cannot. For example, the CD–ROM contains video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step–by–step manner, as well as the author′s voice throughout the CD–ROM explaining the various lessons.

For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all–in–one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value.

System Requirements:
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Processor – 486DX 66 MHz (Pentium recommended) RAM – 16 MB Hard disk space available – 10 MB Graphics card and monitor – 640x480 SVGA display/256 ColorSound Blaser compatible sound card and external speakers Windows(r) 3.1 or Windows ′95 4X CD–ROM Drive

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Processor – 68040 25 MHz or PowerMac 601 (Quadra 650 or/PowerMac 6100 or better) RAM 16 MB Hard disk space available – 10 MB Monitor – 256 colors (640x480) Standard internal Mac sound (external speakers optional) Operating System: System 7 or later 4X CD–ROM drive


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5.0 out of 5 stars in very good condition, 25 July 2014
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1.0 out of 5 stars I didn't get the book 9 Dec 2013
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I dislike the fact that I have been waiting but I didn't get the book that i purchased about three weeks ago.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Design Drawing a good beginning 22 April 2000
By B. C. Reed - Published on Amazon.com
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As a beginning architecture student I found the book to be most helpful. It contains excellent illustations on shading and shadow techniques, and on developing architectural perspectives. The CD-rom version is especially helpful in explaining some of the basic concepts. I would highly recomend this book to those interested in design architecture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Introductory book 4 Dec 2002
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This book was recommended to me by an architect teacher of mine. After reading through it and browsing through the cd-rom that comes with it....I am very pleased that I got it. It contains all of the basics that you will need for drawing(perspective, isometric drawings, art terms).
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5.0 out of 5 stars just great... 29 Nov 2002
By Kaes Ali - Published on Amazon.com
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it wouldn't be too much to say that this is one of the best books written for this purpose. the smooth transition from chapter to another and the gradual develpoment of skills and concepts makes reading through the book both exciting and benefitial. specially the chapters regarding perspective drawing. it gives u all the points and nearly every thing u might bump into. For those seeking to improve their drawing skills, this is ONE book u cannot miss.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All the Basics in One Place 30 Jun 2010
By Lars P. Hanson - Published on Amazon.com
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"Design Drawing" is a superb book, containing all the core essentials of drawing in one place. The clarity of the author's writing is superb, and his illustrations excellent (pun intended). However, it should be remembered that drawing and illustration are quintessentially kinesthetic. The techniques cannot really be understood, let alone mastered, without actually putting pen or pencil to paper. Each and every exercise should be completed, and not just once but repeatedly until they are mastered. Doing so develops the necessary eye for seeing what is to be illustrated, and also the eye-hand coordination required to transfer an image from the mind to paper.

Also necessary for design drawing is a firm understanding of the conventions used in technical and architectural illustrations. These conventions and mathematical constructions can seem bewildering to the newcomer. Many books on the subject have not made the subject easier, nor have they eased the newcomer's fears of the subject. This book is outstanding in presenting the various drawing conventions clearly and simply, thus reducing or eliminating the mystery altogether. The examples provided are clear and illustrate the author's points well (as they should in such a book!).

The book is divided into three main sections: The first section, "Drawing from Observation" (Chapters 1-4), which addresses illustrating what one sees, with exercises focused on training the eye and the hand. The second section, "Drawing Systems" (Chapters 5-8), describes the formal conventions used in technical and architectural illustration. The formal constructions are described clearly, and the exercises reinforce each point made and each technique. The final section, "Drawing from Imagination" (Chapters 9-12), takes the student to the next level. Again, the exercises are well chosen to develop and reinforce the ideas and techniques described in the text.

A final note: The disappointed (1-star) reviewer who saw insufficient information on shading cannot have read the book well, if at all. The information is there, but each artist must develop his or her own techniques for establishing tonal values. Mr. Ching discusses the need for and use of such tonal values succinctly and clearly. All the information required is present, and permeates the book. For instance, Chapter 2 spends considerable time on the subject of "Tone and Texture," and on developing a tonal scale -- shading, in other words. Chapter 4, on "Space and Depth," addresses the use of tonal values -- shading -- to lend volume to images presented on a flat surface. Chapters 6, 7, and 8 each have a section on the use of shade and shadows. The whole last section draws on and includes the lessons on shade and shadows and tonal values introduced earlier in the book. Quite simply, the 1-star review is not understandable, in light of the content of the book.

As with any book describing technique, there is no simple, easy way to acquire the necessary talent and techniques. This book will not instantly infuse the reader with certain skills. However, it will guide the student who follows the exercises and practices in developing a visually rewarding capability.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drafting book for Design Students 29 Jan 2008
By Sara - Published on Amazon.com
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While Ching does cover some aspects of drawing outside of those needed for drafting, the primary focus is on architectural drafting. This is a technical book intended for design students. It is not a do-it-yourself learn-to-draw manual. Most often, this book will be a textbook in a design class. As such, it is excellent. The instructions are clear and well written, the drawings are simple and easy to follow, the flow of the book is natural, building from very simple to more and more complex drafting skills. This book can take you from elementary drafting skills to advanced if you use it as intended. All in all, this is an excellent book on design drawing. I highly recommend it for anyone entering the design field.
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