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Architectural Graphics
Francis D.K. Ching
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Architectural Graphics

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The completely updated, illustrated bestseller on architectural graphics with over 500,000 copies sold

Architectural Graphics presents a wide range of basic graphic tools and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. Expanding upon the wealth of illustrations and information that have made this title a classic, this Fourth Edition provides expanded and up
Hardcover, 187 pages
Published April 15th 1985 by John Wiley & Sons (first published November 30th 1974)
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A classic by Ching, used by architecture students through the decades, it seems. Manual drafting techniques are essential, and a good architect, although well versed in CAD, can't succeed without learning the tips and tricks Ching offers throughout Architectural Graphics.
I read the parts I was assigned necessary to draft buildings. Includes the needed materials, perspectives, rendering (I didn't read that part), presentations, and free hand (as opposed to using a ruler and such architect tools). Many drawn pictures, examples, and shading. Seems like it includes all the basic techniques you need to draw buildings from different angles. I've used it as a reference many times.
Sunil Seervi
i think to read this book
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / College of Architecture and Urban Studies / Landscape Architecture Department / Recommended Reading / Landscape Graphics
Very informative and beautifully laid out. I love how it is completely hand-lettered and illustrated.
I red it when I was in my junior year.
But I think read just not enough. Practise makes perfect.
A great tool for a beginning architecture student. Covers the basics with decent illustrations.
Kevin Cheng
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Frank (Francis D. K.) Ching (born 1943) is a widely recognized author of books addressing architectural and design graphics. Ching's books have been widely influential and continue to shape the visual language of all fields of design. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington.
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