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Introduction to Architecture

Author: Francis D K Ching; James F Eckler
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2012.
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A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volumeIntroduction 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ching, Francis D. K.
Introduction to Architecture
New York : Wiley,c2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis D K Ching; James F Eckler
ISBN: 9781118333167 1118333160
OCLC Number: 823248062
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
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Description: 1 online resource (432 p.)
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

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

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