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Design Drawing - Francis D. K. Ching

Paperback Published: 4th January 2019
ISBN: 9781119508595
Number Of Pages: 448

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Hand drawing is an integral part of the design process and central to the architecture profession. An architect's precise interpretation and freedom of expression are captured through hand drawing, and it is perhaps the most fundamental skill that the designer must develop in order to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively. In his distinctive style, world-renowned author Francis D. K. Ching presents Design Drawing, Third Edition, the classic guide to hand drawing that clearly demonstrates how to use drawing as a practical tool for formulating and working through design problems. While digital tools continue to evolve, this Third Edition includes new illustrations and information on the latest digital-drawing techniques.

Design Drawing, Third Edition covers the basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, this Third Edition also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings—and reveals how the application of these techniques creates remarkable results. In addition, Design Drawing, Third Edition:

• Features over 1,500 hand drawings—stunning illustrations in the author's signature style that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter

• Offers new exercises and illustrative examples that range in complexity

• Presents all-new digital drawing topics, such as hybrid floor plans, digital models and fabrication, and hand-to-digital fluency

• Includes access to a new website featuring videos of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner in the studio and on location

Written and illustrated for professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, instructors and students, Design Drawing, Third Edition is an all-in-one package and effective tool that clearly demonstrates drawing concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that outshines other works in the field.

Preface vii

Introduction 1

Drawing From Observation 13

1 Line and Shape 15

2 Tone and Texture 39

3 Form and Structure 67

4 Space and Depth 83

Drawing Systems 123

5 Pictorial Systems 125

6 Multiview Drawings 143

7 Paraline Drawings 207

8 Perspective Drawings 239

Drawing From The Imagination 303

9 Speculative Drawing 305

10 Diagramming 335

11 Drawing Composition 367

12 Presentation Drawing  409

Index  433

ISBN: 9781119508595
ISBN-10: 1119508592
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 4th January 2019
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.6  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 3

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Francis D.K. Ching

About the Author

Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. 

He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over eighteen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.

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