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Introduction to Architecture

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ISBN-13:
9781118330333
Einband:
E-Book
Seiten:
432
Autor:
Francis D. K. Ching
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
E-Book
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendaryauthor and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume
Introduction to Architecture presents the essential textsand drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architectureand design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is thefirst introductory text from Ching that surveys the design ofspaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format,readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture,design elements and process, and the technical aspects of thecontemporary profession of architecture.

The book explains the experience and practice of architectureand allied disciplines for future professionals, while those wholove the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in thegorgeous illustrations included.
* Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in anall-in-one introductory text
* Includes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler,and features more than 1,000 drawings throughout
* Professor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books onarchitecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works havebeen translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics fortheir renowned graphical presentation

For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who lovesarchitectural design and drawing, Introduction toArchitecture presents a beautifully illustrated andcomprehensive guide to the subject.
Preface vii

1 Introduction:

Object, Space, Building, City 1

2 The Beginnings of Architecture: Early History--FromAncient Times to the Renaissance 13

3 A Concise History: Architecture from the Renaissance to theContemporary 37

4 Fundamentals of Architecture: Form 51

5 Fundamentals of Architecture: Space 79

6 Fundamentals of Architecture: Order 125

7 Elements of Architecture: Types, Systems, and Components ThatInform Design 165

8 The Design Process: Tools and Techniques for Generating Ideas199

9 Materials of Architecture: Their Qualities, Characteristics,and Behaviors 231

10 Methods of Construction 249

11 Building Structure: Resisting the Forces That Act againstBuildings 281

12 Building Systems 299

13 Architectural Practice and Communication 321

14 Allied Disciplines: Interior Design 349

15 Allied Disciplines: Urbanism 373

Glossary 409

Index 415
A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume

Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from Ching that surveys the design of spaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format, readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture, design elements and process, and the technical aspects of the contemporary profession of architecture.

The book explains the experience and practice of architecture and allied disciplines for future professionals, while those who love the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in the gorgeous illustrations included.

  • Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in an all-in-one introductory text
  • Includes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler, and features more than 1,000 drawings throughout
  • Professor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works have been translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphical presentation

For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who loves architectural design and drawing, Introduction to Architecture presents a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to the subject.

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