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, ...

4.25 avg rating — 3,160 ratings — published 1979 — 44 editions
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A Visual Dictionary of Arch...

4.26 avg rating — 1,483 ratings — published 1995 — 19 editions
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Building Construction Illus...

4.26 avg rating — 1,255 ratings — published 1975 — 26 editions
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Architectural Graphics

4.16 avg rating — 909 ratings — published 1974 — 29 editions
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Design Drawing

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4.19 avg rating — 416 ratings — published 1997 — 23 editions
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Interior Design Illustrated

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4.18 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 1987 — 17 editions
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A Global History of Archite...

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4.28 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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Drawing: A Creative Process

4.15 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Building Codes Illustrated:...

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4.12 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Building Structures Illustr...

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4.22 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 2008 — 10 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

“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

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

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