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Introduction to architecture

Author: Francis D K Ching; James Eckler
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.
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"This major new collection introduces architecture to the beginning student or anyone who wants to learn about the built environment"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ching, Frank, 1943-
Introduction to architecture
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2013
(DLC) 2012031379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis D K Ching; James Eckler
ISBN: 9781118330333 1118330331 9781118331002 1118331001 9781118333167 1118333160
OCLC Number: 805892448
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction to Architecture; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction: Object, Space, Building, City; What Is Architecture?; The Scale of Design; The Anatomy of This Text; Chapter 2: The Beginnings of Architecture: Early History--from Ancient Times to the Renaissance; What Is the First Architecture?; Early Cultures; 2500 BCE; 1500 BCE; 800 BCE; 400 BCE; 1 CE; 200 CE; 400 CE; 600 CE; 800 CE; 1000 CE; 1200 CE; Chapter 3: A Concise History: Architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary; Influences of the Past; 1400 CE; 1600 CE:Architecture of the Eurasian Power Bloc; 1700 CE; 1800 CE. 1900 CE1950 CE; Chapter 4: Fundamentals of Architecture: Form; Tectonics; Characteristics of Form; Shape; Surface; Transformation; Dimensional Transformation; Subtractive Form; Grouping Forms; Surface Articulation; Form and Movement; Proportion and Scale; Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Architecture: Space; Why Is Space Important in Architecture?; Form and Space; Form-Defining Space; Horizontal Elements Defining Space; Base Plane; Elevated Base Plane; Depressed Base Plane; Overhead Plane; Vertical Elements Defining Space; Vertical Linear Elements; Single Vertical Plane. L-Shaped Configuration of PlanesParallel Vertical Planes; U-Shaped Planes; Four Planes: Closure; Openings in Space-Defining Elements; Qualities of Architectural Space; Chapter 6: Fundamentals of Architecture: Order; How Is Architecture Organized?; Organization of Form and Space; Space Within a Space; Interlocking Spaces; Adjacent Spaces; Spaces Linked by a Common Space; Spatial Organizations; Centralized Organizations; Linear Organizations; Radial Organizations; Clustered Organizations; Grid Organizations; Circulation Governed by Organization; Ordering Principles; Axis; Symmetry; Hierarchy. DatumRhythm; Transformation; Chapter 7: Elements of Architecture: Types, Systems, and Components That Inform Design; What Are the Components of Architecture?; Building Types; Basic Elements of a Building; Roof; Ceiling; Room; Wall; Brick; Window; Door; Floor; Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Systems; Structure; Foundation; Building Site; Chapter 8: The Design Process: Tools and Techniques for Generating Ideas; What Is the Design Process?; Speculative Drawing; The Creative Process; Thinking on Paper; Diagramming; Modeling; Developing Concepts. Chapter 9: Materials of Architecture: Their Qualities, Characteristics, and BehaviorsHow Do Materials Affect Design?; Building Materials; Inputs; Concrete; Masonry; Steel; Nonferrous Metals; Stone; Wood; Plastics; Glass; Chapter 10: Methods of Construction; Foundations; Floors; Walls; Roofs; Chapter 11: Building Structure: Resisting the Forces That Act against Buildings; How Does an Understanding of Structures Affect Design?; Structural Design; Structural Forces; Structural Elements; Chapter 12: Building Systems; Building Systems Outlined; Foundation Systems; Floor Systems; Wall Systems.
Responsibility: Francis D.K. Ching, James F. Eckler.
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