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 good condition. The pages are clean; the glueing of the binding is fine. The covers are tidy as well except for some slight shelf wear and age-related yellowing on the spine and the edges.