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Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

by Francis D. K. Ching

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Required as a textbook, and it saved me more than once. As a person with minimal spatial and visually artistic sensibilities, eventually I ran for the hills, as far from an architecture degree as I could. This book was so nice to look at that I kept it even after I changed my major. ( )
1 vote sarah-e | Sep 7, 2011 |
This books provides a system for thinking about architecture, a brilliant introduction to a whole new world. Highly recommended! ( )
  Ylle | Dec 5, 2010 |
This is a good overview of architecture. It is great for anyone just beginning in the field or someone who is interested in architecture and wants to learn more. It covers a variety of topics with beautiful illustrations. ( )
1 vote janepriceestrada | Jun 17, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0471752169, Paperback)

A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture

Now including interactive CD-ROM!

For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order.

This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture.

In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

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This is a new edition of the classic visual reference to the principles of architecture. For over 30 years, the beautifully illustrated 'Architecture: Form, Space & Order' has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The accompanying CD-ROM features interactive digital models.… (more)

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