Francis D.K. Ching


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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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Architecture: Form, Space, ...

4.23 avg rating — 2,863 ratings — published 1979 — 43 editions
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A Visual Dictionary of Arch...

4.24 avg rating — 1,363 ratings — published 1995 — 16 editions
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Building Construction Illus...

4.24 avg rating — 1,115 ratings — published 1975 — 22 editions
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Architectural Graphics

4.13 avg rating — 812 ratings — published 1974 — 28 editions
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Design Drawing

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4.16 avg rating — 380 ratings — published 1997 — 18 editions
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Interior Design Illustrated

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4.15 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 1987 — 14 editions
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A Global History of Archite...

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4.29 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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Drawing: A Creative Process

4.14 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Building Codes Illustrated:...

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4.07 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Building Structures Illustr...

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4.15 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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“In architecture volume can be seen to be either a portion of space contained and defined by wall, floor and ceiling or roof planes or a quantity of space displaced by the mass of the building.”
Francis D.K. Ching, Architecture: Form, Space, & Order

“Seeing is a vigorous, pattern-seeking process.”
Francis D.K. Ching, Design Drawing

“With hindsight we visualize memories of things, places, and events from the past. With foresight, we are also able to look forward in time—to use our imagination to envision a possible future. Imagination therefore enables us to have both a sense of history as well as a plan for the future. It establishes connections—visual bridges—between the past, present, and future.”
Francis D.K. Ching, Design Drawing

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