The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models
An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. The Interactive Resource Center includes an expanded library of images that provide ample visual confirmation of the interplay between theory and practice, and readers are encouraged throughout the book to look critically at the built environment to promote a more evocative understanding of architecture. By encouraging critical thought, simplifying timeless design principles, and providing flawless visual reference, Architecture has become a classic resource for both students and professionals. The online Interactive Resource Center, also contains animations, flashcards, and other learning resources tied to the book.
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment.
Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space and form still present a challenge to those who crave a deeper understanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces, Architecture distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life. The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented, and show the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topics include:
About the Author
- Primary elements and the principles of space design
- Form and space, including light, view, openings, and enclosures
- Organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation
- Proportion and scale, including proportioning systems and anthropometry
FRANCIS D.K. CHING is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including A Global History of Architecture, Architectural Graphics, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Interior Design Illustrated,
and Building Construction Illustrated
, all published by Wiley. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.