Design Drawing

Author(s): Francis D. K. Ching

drawing & modelmaking | recommended for students | reference | Wiley

Author and architecture educator Frank D.K. Ching shares his unique command of visual language in this revised guide to drawing principles and techniques. Design Drawing is an innovative book-plus-CD-ROM package sheds new light on the relationship between perception, drawing, and design. He unmasks the basic cognitive processes behind visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole, and shows how to apply "visual thinking" as a versatile tool for approaching design projects. The companion CD-ROM has been revised with 12 new modules, and an easy-to-use interface.


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Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.

Preface. Introduction. Drawing from Observation. 1 Line and Shape. 2 Tone and Texture. 3 Form and Structure. 4 Space and Depth. Drawing Systems. 5 Pictorial Systems. 6 Multiview Drawings. 7 Paraline Drawings. 8 Perspective Drawings. Drawing from the Imagination. 9 Speculative Drawing. 10 Diagraming. 11 Drawing Composition. 12 Presentation Drawing. Index. Preface to CD-ROM.

General Fields

  • : 9780470533697
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : December 2010
  • : December 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Francis D. K. Ching
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 384