Architecture: Form, Space & Order

Architecture: Form, Space & Order by Professor Francis D.K. Ching (1st edition, 1979) is a bestseller guide to the art of architecture. Ching’s hand-lettered text and meticulous drawings introduce the reader to the basic vocabulary of architecture and the art of architectural drawing.


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Architecture: Form, Space & Order by Professor Francis D.K. Ching is a familiar treatise for anyone ever studied the art of architecture. Originally published in 1979, the book hasn’t lost a bit of its charm. Professor Ching’s meticulous drawings and hand-lettered texts give an idea of the visual style of the architectural professionals and introduce the reader to the basic vocabulary of architecture.

Ching presents the primary elements such as lines, planes and volumes, movement, technology and explains the meaning of the program, the context, and the physical, perceptual and conceptual elements of the architectural experience. Ching’s careful studies of architectural masterpieces serve as examples, and the many diagrams explain even the most complex features of architecture with precision and clarity. Ching’s wonderfully illuminative approach to architecture makes this bestseller an excellent beginner’s guide to architecture.

The current copy in our stock is the 1st edition of the book and it is in nice condition for its age. The pages are all attached, although the glueing appears quite fragile. The pages are clean and tidy except for some slight damage on the very first couple of pages. The covers are tidy as well except for some slight shelf wear and age-related yellowing on the spine and the edges.

Weight 1055 g
Dimensions 21.0 × 27.6 × 2.3 cm

Francis D.K. Ching


Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

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