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Architectural Graphics

Architectural Graphics
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN 13: 9780470399118
ISBN 10: 470399112
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-11-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $49.95

Updated edition of the architectural graphics bestseller

More than 500,000 copies sold

Architectural Graphics offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. In this Fifth Edition, Francis D.K. Ching expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations.

Readers learn Ching's renowned methods through:

  • Coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings

  • Techniques for drawing section views of building interiors

  • Strategies for rendering tonal value, enhancing pictorial depth, and conveying the illumination of spatial environments

  • Approaches for developing the layout of architectural presentations

  • Freehand sketching and diagramming

  • And much more

This beautiful Fifth Edition of Architectural Graphics clearly presents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits anyone interested in maintaining the highest standard of the profession.


This classic offers an expanded discussion of essentials needed to communicate ideas in architectural design. An introductory text to graphic conventions and drawing skills that is flexible enough to be adapted to a wide range of drawing curriculums. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)